Yay! I got my camera back!
I've got so many things to show you all, but I figured I'd just post about a few so as not to overwhelm. First of all, I finished my oldest's first "mom made" quilt. I used the Lightning pattern, but instead of doing the patterned fabric for the lightning bolts, I decided to switch things and up and use a solid instead.
Yeah. Not what I envisioned. It definitely works better the other way, but I know my son will love it because he really wanted to be able to see all the Space Invader fabric and you couldn't really if I'd used it for the zig zags. So alls well that ends well, but I certainly don't love it.
I started a fabric map of the U.S. using my scraps, and I have to say I really enjoy the process and how it's looking.
What I'm not excited about is all those teeny tiny East Coast states. Which is why this is 3/4 of the way finished and not 100% finished.
Next up, an uninspiring but certainly satisfying stack of pj's for my boys. Because Christmas isn't Christmas unless you get pajamas.
I've also started working on some little felt bean bags with numbers for my one-year-old niece. I figure she can chew on them or throw them at her cats or something. That's all one-year-old kids really do with their toys anyway, right?
Lastly, I've been experimenting with different ways to get my super straight hair into nice, Rita Skeeter-esque ringlets for the Harry Potter Christmas party (more on that later), and for the past two days I tried different types of rag-curlers. Which meant that for two straight days I walked around looking like Aunt Jemima, followed by some hilarious, very un-Rita-like afros when I pulled the rags out.
I hope you are all having a lovely Friday. Yesterday we put up our Christmas decorations and had a fire. This weekend starts the crazy Christmas party season for us (literally this is the most insane my calendar has looked. Ever.) and I'm so excited. I think you should all be excited, too!