Thursday, May 31, 2012

Progress on Big Projects

There is a lot of big projects in the works--they're slowly being worked on.

Paint sample shopping with momma so she can re-do the kitchen.

Sorting through hundreds of mason jars for a friend's wedding.

Working on my eventual hex quilt on the 2hr drive to watch my cousin's play.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

T Shirt Quilt Beginnings

4 years of high school--very involved.
+5 years of college--in a sorority.
+Camper-->assistant counselor-->counselor.

=Hundreds of t-shirts. 

What to do with all of them?  I certainly won't wear them all (I rarely wear t-shirts). And I want to keep the memories...t-shirt quilt, here I come.  

I cut out all my squares (making one for hs and one for college/camp--Otherwise this quilt would be h-u-g-e).
(And yes, the top shirt does say "Four Square Legend")

And, since I'm silly about keeping any little scrap I could find useful, I washed the leftovers and folded them into piles.

This is what it looks like when you dump out remnants from 100 t-shirts. (Yes, there actually are 100).

This is what it looks like all sorted/folded.

Can't wait to get started! 

Any tips on sewing lots and lots of tshirt material? 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Vinyl Wall Quotes

I love my Silhouette, but I don't play with it enough. I was lucky enough to get paid to play with it!  

I worked in my school's Writing Center for 4 years.  When we got an additional room, we wanted to spruce it up.  My school isn't to keen on painting the walls, so I suggested vinyl. Approved (: 

We voted on the quotes as a staff and then I went to work (:  
In case you ever try, it's really annoying/tedious to do it on concrete brick walls, but it turned out good enough.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer So Far

This summer has been fairly uneventful so far. Lots of working (boo). Hoping to get a teaching job (contemplating moving out of Michigan for better prospects). And not as much crafting as I'd like...working on that. 

Finding a book with my name in it...almost bought it just for that.

Lots of watching littlest (but tallest) sister play soccer.


Like I said, lots (:

Littlest sister convincing me to take her for mozzarella sticks at 11pm...she's so least I got some dip out of it (: