Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fancy Flickr!

So I did something fancy. I made sets of my photos in flickr and added a link on my side bar so that if you want you can look and see what I am working on, what I have worked on, and pictures of progress pictures while working on stuff that is now finished. Neat aye?


Kristy said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my were right, our blogs are set up very similarly! And my name is Kristen too...weird. Did you get the Denyse Schmidt book yet? There are some really cool projects in there that I definitely want to try, someday, eons from now when I have the time. I do love the New Crewel book too...have you tried anything from that yet?

Kristin said...

I'm going to do the sampler, but right now i'm just working on making the stitches correctly so they don't look rediculous!

Kristy said...

I got stuff for the sampler too, but I haven't practiced any of the stitches, so that's probably a good idea. Have you found them to be hard? I'm not sure about what to do from the quilt book...the smaller stuff mostly seems so impractical that I don't want to spend the money on fabric to make any of them, but I need to practice before doing anything bigger, so we'll see...Have you decided yet what you're making for the sewalong?

Kristin said...

I'm going to make another m.a.p. bag, but out of the material i'm using for a skirt that i'm making. I figure I will do crewel work on the bag and then also along the hem of the skirt.

I know what you mean about quilts, they are expencive if you go out and buy everything at once. I made my first one from scraps of material and old clothes, it actually worked out really well. The only things I had to buy were the batting and a large piece of material for the back (only about $20!). You could try just doing it a little at a time so the outright cost wouldn't be so much, or go to thrift stores and garage sales to find really cheap fabric that is often in good condition and decent quality.

Oh yeah, the crewel stiches are not so hard, but it just take a few tries to get the feel for it, if you have experience with needle work (which I do not so much) i wouldn't think it would be difficult at all. I didn't even know what I french knot was though, so that kind of tells you what kind of knowledge I had when I started (0!)