Let me just apologize for the lack of interesting content to date and try to make up for it by discussing some current projects I am working on or that I still have floating around in my head.
The main thing on my mind right now is Easter.
I love Easter almost as much as Christmas, but I like Spring better than Winter, so Easter wins out. I love the colors of Easter, which are soft and fluffy( like a bunny or baby chick perhaps?).
I also think of the fresh green of Spring during Easter. Easter never held much religious meaning to me, though I was raised a Christian, I think of Easter as more of a time of renewal, which I suppose is the point of the Resurrection story. Hmmmm....
So what does all of this have to do with my projects? Well first, I did clean up my studio/laundry room so that it's easier for me to work. Second, it means I am working on some tiny bunnies as gifts. Mostly for my nieces, nephews and my two kids.
I follow several artsy/crafty blogs and one of my favorites is this . I love her work and she has the cutest patterns. The tiny bunnies are a free pattern which is even better.
I have the bodies knitted and several limbs done, but have a lot of work ahead, so I'll post some pics later.
Another project I have on the table is a quilt I started for my daughter Sophie. I bought the pattern and fabrics way back when she was about 2 months old. I got the top pieced pretty quickly, but I only just got the batting and backing basted to the top. I stopped there, because I am not sure how I want to quilt it, though I know I will do it on the machine.
I have only completed one quilt before. Shocking I'm sure! It was a butterfly quilt that I made for my niece, the first Snider-girl born at the time. Her birthday is the day before mine as well, so I wanted to make her something special. It wasn't perfect I know, but I was pretty proud of it. I now need to just sit at the machine and start quilting I guess. I had told myself to get it done before Easter, so we'll see.
Jarred also has a quilt started. His will take much longer as there is a lot of handwork in the design. I hope he won't grow out of the design before I can complete it!
I also have to make a list of five different projects for my Facebook friends. I posted "First Five to Respond" about a week ago, because it looked really cool. Pay it forward and give a chance to give my friends some loverly handmade goodies. I have really been trying to come up with some cool things to make, not just what I like, but what the person in mind would like too. Something that reflects their personality, as I know it. I haven't seen most of them in over 15 years! It does make me a bit nervous though. I have the fear that I think I am better at what I do than I really am. I try not to let that get in the way though.
So far I think I have some pretty cool stuff in mind. We'll see how my hands implement my ideas.
Get to Work Hands!!