Hello hello! It’s been awfully quiet here. That’s because we’ve moved to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. We’re currently house hunting so I haven’t had too much time to craft. I did, however, find time to paint this guy:
I made sure that I kept my sketchbook and my travel set of water colors out along with some of my knitting. He looks more like a little whale than a goldfish but that’s alright! I think he’s super cute. I got to use my Pen & Ink sketch fountain pen over the water color washes. I use my pen mostly in my journaling but the insert said this pen is designed for sketching. It was really smooth over the washes and I enjoyed zentangling with it. However, the ink it comes with is not water proof. I tried to run a wash over one of the fins and it started to smear. That means I’m still in search for a fine tipped pen that won’t smear if I watercolor over it.
For more Finished Objects, check out Tami’s blog.
I have three sewing FOs that I’m really proud to show off today. All three are things I’ve never done before so I’m super proud that they came out just how I pictured them.
First, after reading some blogs about thread sketching, I decided to try my hand at it. After reading my manual, I figured out how to do it and sketched out some simple shapes on some scrap fabric.
Not too bad for a first try. I like the way my hearts came out but my scripted initials need some work. I think with some practice and a better image, this could look really cool as a journal cover or something. Still not sure what the “or something” would be, but there must be more practical applications than this, right? I would love to do a collage of some sort but my creativity feels a little borked these days.
FO number two is a little more complicated and I’m glad it turned out exactly how I envisioned. This was for box #3 in Craftster’s Make a Friend Swap and it was my first time making a bag. And not just any ol’ bag….
…it’s reversible! I’ve never made a bag much less a reversible one but it came out great! I hope my swap partner likes it.
And my last FO is the one that I am most proud of. I made my first ever skirt!
I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby and I just couldn’t pass it up. So I used Brett Bara’s One Hour Skirt tutorial and made this gal in 3 hours…with a one hour break in there. But I made it! And it fits! The problem is, I don’t have a good top that goes with it. I think this would look cute with a solid v-neck sweater, tights and loafers. I have no idea where I would wear a cute outfit like that to, either. Oh well! It’s cute and it’s mine!
To check out more cute FOs, check out Tami’s Amis and Natural Suburbia!