Yay! I finally finished my first tutorial for my sewing blog, Focus on Sewing. It’s for the world’s easiest baby blanket. I had to start with something easy for my first one. It was supposed to be published on the last Friday in August, Labor Day weekend, but I didn’t have all the pictures I needed. I learned a few things by writing a tutorial about writing tutorials. Imagine that! I think it is easier to write the whole thing out and then do the project and take pictures. That way I can make sure that I get all the pictures that I need and I can tweak the instructions if necessary. The way I did it I ended up doing the project twice and taking pictures both times. It was a little time consuming, but it all worked out and now I know.
While I was finishing it up this morning, I also thought of what I want to make my daughter for Sew Selfless September. She plays soccer and the weather here has been pretty chilly so I thought I would make her a fleece blanket with the some appliqued pictures on it representing her school activities. It would be great for keeping warm while she’s not playing and for watching other sporting events. I have some fleece in her school colors, but not enough, so I’ll stop on my way to her game tonight and buy some more. Lucky me, Jo-Ann’s is on the way!
I’ve also started cutting out the pieces for my husband’s quilt. It’s a log cabin in light and dark browns with red flannel center squares. I think it’s going to be really neat. I designed it myself and am really excited to see how it turns out.
I think I’m going to make lunchboxes for my boys. I found some cool tool fabric at Pink Chalk Fabrics. They carry brown bags now, so tool fabric bags won’t demasculinize them …..will it? They are both hunters too so I could use camo fabric instead. I already have that.
I also finally figured out how I’m going to quilt my Mother-in-law’s birthday quilt. Remember that? That is a story for another day though.
So that’s some of what I’ve been up to. I’m preparing for a couple of craft shows in the next few weeks, so I’ll be busy sewing up a storm. Ooh, I shouldn’t say that. We have had too much rain. I feel like I live in the Pacific Northwest instead of the Midwest! With everyone back to school and working….finally, I’m going to try to be more consistent with my posts.