Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yay! Craft time!

I have spent this week crafting when I get home instead of making lesson plans (I guess testing is good for something :P). I finished the baby blanket on Monday - hooray! It turned out huge - just like I suspected. I did alter my original design (check 2 posts back for that), thankfully, or else it would have been a grown-up blanket! I can't wait to take it to my friend this weekend! Here are some shots of the finished product.

Looking at it lying out on my quilt makes me want to sew another quilt... hmmm ...

On Tuesday/Wednesday I make my first sock monkey! If you know me (or have read my profile) you know I love sock monkeys. Strangely, I had never made one myself. It was a little trickier than I imagined in my head to get everything straight, so he is a little crooked, but that gives him character. Andy named him Carlos. Here are some pics of his creation.

We have legs!!

Yay - he is stuffed - look at his cute bottom!! :D

This is where I stopped on Tuesday night. He is patiently waiting for the rest of his body parts. Do you see the mini-monkey pal keeping him company? I can't even stand how cute that mini-monkey is....

Its Carlos!!

Finally tonight I made my way back to the liner for the purse I crocheted at the first of March - yes, March and yes, I do realize its almost June. What can I say? It just hasn't happened until now. But now that it is happening, I am so excited about it! The lining is sewed (pictures coming soon), it just needs pockets and then to be sewn into the purse. I need some handles for the purse too, but if I can be as productive next week as I was this week I don't think it will be a problem! :D

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