Saturday, November 14, 2009

Laundry Magic

I'm working on many projects at once right now. I've started working crazy hours and I don't have as much time to do things as I used to.

Instant gratification projects are really making me happy. I felted a pair of slippers for my BFF. I make her the same pattern in a different color every year. These little clogs are quick and easy. Since the original pattern isn't available online anymore, I might write up my modifications someday. I've made at least 5 pairs of these, but never a pair for myself. I can add that to my list of things to do.
Once these clogs are dry, I'm going to give them a haircut to get all of the fuzzies off.
I also made a really fun baby blanket. The technique is all over the internet, so I won't bore you with the details.
(You stack some flannel, sew on the bias, slice the top layers, then launder.)
The coolest thing was throwing the sewn and cut flannel into the washer and pulling chenille out of the dryer. I am so easily amused. I'd recommend a flannel ragg or flannel chenille baby blanket to anyone who is interested in starting a basic quilt. A crooked seam won't matter much and the end effect is really fun.
I've already bought more flannel to make a larger blanket for my daughter. The only thing I'll do differently this time is to sew the bias lines closer together.
In other news, I've decided not to beat myself up for crappy pictures anymore. If I waited for perfect pictures, I'd never blog. I won't apologize for it anymore, either. I'm not a photographer. I do my best with what I have. Perfection is for crazy people.


Alwen said...

Yeah, better an imperfect something that actually gets done than a perfect thing that never happens!

CraftyGryphon said...

Oooo, fuzzy blankets!

And yeah, I've finally given up on "good camera" v. "phone camera", too - the phone camera means I can actually get photos on my blog when I'm supposed to!