Tuesday, January 19, 2010

brown is not cheerful.

I woke up this morning and realized that it was one of those days. Not one of those days when you know before your feet hit the floor that you want to be back in the bed. No. One of those days when you realize that you must make something or you'll just explode. So as soon as S woke up, I made some adorable little felt tea bags for Kristie's daughter. I did not photograph them. I don't know why I'm incapable of remembering to do that before I seal up the package to mail. Alas, it was not enough. So, while Feathernester and L and S and I were upstairs, I decided to mercilessly hack into some fabric and do a little sewing.

Backing things up. I am waiting to make that paintbox quilt because I'm going to have to purchase quite a bit of solid fabric to make it, and right now, I am swimming in fabrics. I cannot justify purchasing fabrics while there are so many pieces of material folded upstairs. Most of the fabrics are from my grandmother's stash and they look a little grandmother-y. That's cool, though. Anyway, for the time being all the things that I create from fabric will come from fabric that I already own. It seems wasteful otherwise.

Now to the present. For some reason I decided to mercilessly hack into brown fabric. Ugghh. Now I have six placemat tops pieced together, and I've used some equally heinous tannish-yellow from some old sheets I picked up at Goodwill for the backs of the placemats. Dang. These suckers are not pretty. Not even close. They might pass as endearing in a very home-ec from 1976 way, but these suckers are not from 1976, they are brand spankin' newly made. Anyway, they've used up all the brown fabric in the stash, so that's a start. I'd photograph them for you right now but they're upstairs where the kiddo is very busy not napping.

The other little bit of Ouiser family news is this: we are taking S to see 101 Dalmations tonight. I cannot wait to see her little face. I think she'll love it. And I love free tickets to Broadway musicals!!

Until next time, peeps...

3 comments:

Kristie said...

Sophie will be thrilled to get the tea bags! I will post pics when I get them so you can direct everyone over to me. Maybe I can soon be creative and crafty like you! I have my first sewing class Jan 30. Can't wait! Hugs!

Yum said...

Just another way that Brown is not cheerful: Scott Brown won the Kennedy Senate seat...

VA said...

Any chance a little embroidery might salvage them? You have a dab hand at embroidery.