Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stash Explosion

Back in February of 2009, I wrote about my fabric stash. I just realized how considerably it's grown since then. I started out using this closet organizer as way to sort out separate projects. However, as I started purchasing more fabric, it has become my primary storage. Check out the before picture - quite the contrast! I just cleared out the very bottom cubby when I started on Zack's t-shirt quilt. I've also got a couple piles on the desk that can be relocated there. I've been on an organizing binge lately, so I've decided I won't purchase any more fabric unless I need it to complete a project that's already in the works.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sock Owl

This little project is from the book Socks Appeal by Brenna Maloney. There is an online tutorial for this project, but I think I'm going to have to get the book because I love socks. Of course I'm trying to cut back on making craft projects just because I they're cute, but Sock Owl can be friends with my bats, (which could probably be made of out socks too!) and my felt owl.

Of course I didn't follow the directions completely. The wings are supposed to be made out of the toes, but I wanted striped wings and fortunately this sock was a little bigger than the one in the tutorial (he ended up being 6" tall) so I had plenty of sock to work with. Here's how I cut open the bottom of the sock instead:

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