Saturday, April 14, 2007

Crafty Potty Training

So, I have been forced to stay pretty close to home the last few days because we are potty training the boy. He's doing really well and I am proud of him. Hopefully I'll get brave enough to take him out some day! ;-)

Being home has led to him watching a lot of television and me doing a lot of couching. Couching can be defined as crafting while sitting on the couch. Yesterday morning during Little Einsteins, I found myself sitting in a nest of scraps, pincushions, thread, and different scissors. It was time to get up!

The last few weeks of crafting have been strictly for a swap. I had SO MUCH to do, that I couldn't be distracted until I was finished. Well... the giant box went in the mail yesterday morning and is on its way to South Hadley, Massachusetts as we speak (type? read?).

First, I'll start with the crafting apron. I love this apron and have already begun planning my own.

I don't know where I collected so many black, white, and pink fabrics. This is not my normal color palette, but I just have a huge stack of this stuff right now. If I can pat myself on the back, didn't it turn out just great?? There are several different sizes of pockets for all sorts of crafting goods.

This pincushion is not my idea. I saw it once on some show on HGTV and then I saw it again on Craftster. My partner is diabetic, so I thought of a way to send sweets without sending sugary goodness. Do they kind of look like truffles? Fabric and puffy paint are always a good team.

I also experimented with ruffles. I've never really added ruffles to anything. I don't think I did it correctly, but I did do it, and you can tell it is a ruffle.

Isn't that Popsicle fabric wonderful?? I love it. I got it from ReproDepot (read: best store on earth!) I really really wish I would have purchased more, but I only bought a yard. Anyway, this apron is a three paneled apron, with pockets that ties in the back. I bought the pink and light green for Easter crafts, but I never got around to them, so I cut it up. Maybe next year I can use the scraps.

(Well... that alignment is weird, but I am having issues fixing, WHATEVER!)

This is an embroidered and quilted table runner. I took these panels on my trip to Disneyland last month and I almost completed the entire thing on the trip. This project has been through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. It was a lot of fun to do, and very very hard to package up and give away after all of those hours of crafting. It ended up being bigger than I had hoped, but the finished measurements are 16" wide and about 60" long. I'm always so off on my math when doing this kind of thing. My mother used to tell me, "Measure Twice, Cut once." Maybe I should have listened to her. Haha! Sorry mom!

Cohen just informed us he needs to go poo... off to the toilet to witness the first big boy poop. That sounds bizarre. I'll be back later.


stacy said...

What a fantastic swap box!!!!! I love it.

Tess said...

Great swapping stuffs!! I have a swap I need to finish up this weekend, an apron also. I am so bad, I haven't started but I have a plan in my head!

Kim said...

Oh you gotta love the big boy poop!!! Way to go Cohen!!! We'll have to have a big boy party when you all come up! :)
I L.O.V.E. those truffles!! Totally look real, and the ruffles are awesome! You rock Lori!

Nicole said...

Look at you crafty queen!! I am so impressed. I need to enter the world of craft swaps. I am just so afraid of disappointing people....they would send me amazing stuff like you sent and I am not sure I could equal that!!

Congrats on the potty training!! I am anxiously awaiting saying goodbye to diapers for good!

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