Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas Productivity

I have had a month-and-a-half break from school.

Most people are jealous when they first hear how long my break is...and let me tell you, I was SOO excited and loved every minute of it...well...up until this past week.

Don't get me wrong...sleeping in until noon, doing crafts, reading, watching movies and Netflix....those are all fabulous....but after a month-and-a-half of start to feel like your life is worthless.

Also, like you are super lazy.

Due to feeling worthless, I would like to give an overview of everything I completed this break, in hopes that I will feel like I was some-what productive!

While I was visiting my family in Texas we went to the most amazing flea market in Canton, Texas.  This is the most amazing place in the world. For those of you who like flea markets, I highly recommend going.  I spent a lot of money there and bought a lot of really cool things, but my favorite are the old suitcases I bought.
I've wanted to make a night stand out of vintage suitcases for a long time now and I was finally able to do it!  
Adorable. I know.

And before showing off my other creations, I must introduce the best Christmas present ever.
 This is my brand new Brother sewing machine. Ohmygoodness. It's my favorite and I love using it.
BUT it has reminded me how extremely messy I am. This is...well...was our kitchen table. Oops.

I thought it would be hard to learn how to sew but instead I have loved every minute of it.  The first thing I made was an infinity scarf, but I don't have any pictures of that.  It was SUPER easy though.

My next sewing project was a pillow that I love!
 The fabric is a khaki colored linen and then I hand sewed a doily onto the front.
I am very proud of my next sewing project because many people did not think I would do it.  

Attention please! Presenting, our wedding guest book quilt! 
I know it's almost 9 months late, but better late than never!

I guess my month-and-a-half break paid off since I was able to do a lot of projects.

And...I never thought I would say this, but I'm ready to go back to school.

Hope you enjoy!

Mrs. W

p.s. I actually finished two other projects this break that I will post about later.  One is a birthday present that hasn't been given to the person yet and the other is a sewn furniture piece for our living room.  Get excited!

1 comment:

  1. Love it all! The suitcases turned out perfectly! I made 2 pillows today, too, on my 1 day off. :)