Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pottery

I started making pottery at a local rec center, about a year ago.

Here's my first vessels.

Fun with Socks

I had been admiring this book, but couldn't afford it on my minimal budget.  When my mom bought it, I was thrilled and gladly took it over, after informing her that she had bought it for me.

I got the chance to try some of the animals out for my niece's birthday.  A tip for anyone attempting to sew fun things out of socks.....use your zig zag stitch.  If you don't, your machine won't feed the socks through and you will end up sewing a huge knot.  If you don't want to deal with the sock material, I think any of these designs would work just fine using regular fabric.

Here's what I made.  They didn't turn out as cute as in the book, but they were my first try.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Quick Gifts

I made some quick gifts for some birthdays we were celebrating in my Bible study group.  I pulled out some plain votives I had purchased for crafting, my random decorative stuff, and my glue gun to make these.