Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finished Projects

I have been working hard to get some projects completed.  I love it when something can be crossed off my to do list.  There are many times that I get carried away and start too many projects and can't complete them all. 

This is the chair we purchased for our daughter's room.  It is the final piece of furniture she needs.  Now she just wants some little extras~some candles and artwork for the empty space over her bed.  This lovely chair is from one of my favorite places~Ikea.  I crocheted a cover for the cushion that came with the chair.  She chose the yarn and color.

The blanket I crocheted so she can snuggle with it on her bed.  It almost feels like terry cloth.  It is so soft and heavy.

There was a wonderful pumpkin craft at One Pretty Thing and I fell in love with it when I saw it.  I have wanted to try it since I laid eyes on it but this month has been so busy that it took me forever to get out and purchase the supplies.  I finally made it to the craft store and picked up all the goodies.
This is the before pumpkin.  I could not find a plain white pumpkin that wasn't too big.  They were all sold out by the time I got there.

Here is the after pumpkin.  It's a little different from the tutorial I saw but I love it.  It looks so good sitting on top of my old books on my bookshelf.

The kids and I went on a nature walk last week and collected leaves for this great project I saw on Sara's blog.  It is fall batik.  It is made a little differently that traditional batik but was such a fun project with the kids.  
This one is my dd's~who does not want her picture posted so she hides her face~She chose these colors to match her room.  We will be looking for a frame to put it in and then hang it over her bed.  
My ds is not camera shy and loves to have his picture on my blog.  Isn't he a cutie?  Love those dimples.
His batik is as bright and cheery as he is. Love that giant oak leaf we found.  Isn't it great?
Thanks Sara for sharing that great project.  We had so much fun working on this Friday.

Finally, the last project.  I completed new curtains for our bathroom.  The fabric was free so they were a real bargain.  I am happy with how they came out.  I just cut and sewed~no pattern.  I was a little nervous about how they would turn out but they came out great.
Crossing these projects off my to do list make me feel better.  Not so many things crying out to be finished.  Now the holidays are just around the corner and I need to get busy working like Santa's elves.  I have an adorable top that I would like to crochet for my dd.  It will be such a surprise for her if I get if finished.  I can't wait to show you~it's absolutely adorable.  I think I may need to add one to my to do list after Christmas.


Adrienne said...

You have been busy! It is such a nice feeling to check things off your list.

The chair is perfect in that nook and the pillow and blanket look so cozy!

cinnamongirl said...

Wow you have been busy and it all looks great. Now do you want to come over and finish my projects. Lol Glad you are getting so much done.

stitching under oaks said...

what a great feeling to check things off your list. Those fall batiks are so great. I'm going to have to check that out. have a great day!

Down the Rabbit Hole said...

The throw and pillow cover are just lovely! I knit but I don't crochet, it looks very hard. The batik project looks like so much fun! I love your pumpkins and I am going to have to make some for myself. Your curtains turned out very nice indeed! Thank you for sharing!

countrynmore said...

Ruth, the crochet throw is gorgeous. I love the color, and the chair looks absolutely perfect. I added some new posts on my blog.

electricdunce said...

You have been busy! I love the blanket you made for your daughter, soft and heavy sounds like the perfect snuggle blanket, especially now that it is getting so chilly. Your kids made great decorations , what fun to see your son's smiling face.
The pumpkin is very elegant looking, a nice decoration indeed. It is such a busy time of year , but I think we all get inspired to create things for the holidays.


sara's art house said...

Great projects!!! I love how your batiks turned out! And that blanket looks so soft.

Love the pumpkin!

Artfulife said...

I love the blanket that you made! It's so beautiful. Looks like you guys had a fun Halloween. The Zelda costume was perfect!

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