Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Did I also mention that my cat likes to sharpen his claws? This isn't a new discovery for cats, however, my cat only likes to use the leopard-print scratching post. I discovered this the other day when I tried to replace his old scratching post with a new one. He would not use it.
One day, I decided to clean out the closet, which involved me pulling out the old scratching post. The cat ran immediately to the old one and started scratching, even though the rope was worn out.
Since I am stubborn, I decided I would not be bested by a cat. I also hate spending money on stuff that's not used so I decided to do an old switch-er-roo on him. I replaced the old rope with the new rope from the new scratching post. He loves the old one even more now.
I didn't want to throw the old rope away, so I decided to save it for something. Thanks to my cat, I now have a cute flower pot, made from reusable materials from my cat.
I also used some jute string I had laying around the house too.
Friday, November 20, 2009
My biggest fear was that when putting a hot pot on it, it would melt and maybe even explode (It wouldn't explode, but I always imagine the worst in my theories ;) ) I boiled a small pot of water and set it on the tile and, what do you know, no cracking tile!
Here is another shot of more tile:
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is the first afgan I had ever made. It is made from a loop loom. Who knows how many of the loops I used. I even seperated the colors out into individual plastic baggies so that I could gather the colors so easily. The only downside to this blanket is the sheer weight of the afgan. It seriously has to weigh at least 20 pounds.
I also pieced together the back of the quilt with leftover fabric from the quilt. I miscalculated and bought WAY too much fabric. I bought 3 yards of each color instead of having 3 yards total the shapes.
The next afgan I crocheted was this one. I made it because I was tired of quilting. I came up with this pattern on my own. I gave it to Christopher as a Christmas present. That year was the first year that he had celebrated Christmas with my family.
The great thing about working at 3:30 a.m. is that no one else is around. This is a good thing because this is when I did most of my crocheting. It also was a great way to keep warm.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
So, I finished my tie quilt, officially... Here are some pictures:
The whole quilt. It's a lap quilt.
Close-up of free-hand stitching
The back... I decided to free-hand quilt on the sewing machine.
I did a flower. You can see the hand-sewn stitches in the upper right-hand corner. I gave up hand-quilting. The machine is where it's at... except when you forget where the needle is and sew your finger, like I did. It was not as bad as this person's mishap.