I have been meaning to start a wedding binder to keep myself organized and sane less crazy over the next few months. As we have discussed before, I am cheap, and the idea of spending $15 or more on a sparkly, pretty binder made me sad. I was sure I could do it myself. And I did.
Materials: 1 used 3″ binder (black), 1 worn out t-shirt (complete with pretty flowers), 1 Velcro tie thingy, leftover fabric from a previous project, lots of hot glue, tatting.
I know, I know. I already knit. And tat. And sew. And do beads. And jewelry. The list goes on. I don’t need to add another craft. But I think I just did.
It’s the oddest thing. My mom tried to teach me to crochet when I was little, but it didn’t really take. I could crochet to save my life, but that was about the only thing that could induce me into it. For years I continued like this. And then recently I had this slight urge to learn to crochet. So I got a book from the library and asked a coworker to teach me. Although, it seems more like she refreshed my memory. After some basic explanation I took to it pretty quickly.
It is strangely like deja vu as I watch my hands create the same motions I watched my mother create when I was a child. Maybe at that time I just wasn’t ready to crochet. Maybe now I am.
Work at 6 am is not cool. But having a job is, so I should stop complaining. Anyway, yesterday was pretty awesome. I went to my friend’s house and she and 2 other friends and 1 worked on crafts and projects. I worked on a skirt. I’m excited to see how it will come out! So I’ve got the skirt in the works and my tatting projects. The one I started last week I think I’m going to modify the pattern to make it bigger so that I can put it in the back of a sweater. You know, one of those flowy open-back sweaters that are in style right now? So I hope it works out.
I’ve been working on research for my novel and after some initial setbacks came upon a gold mine. I’ve been looking for a list of rules/regulations/restrictions for Jews etc. under German jurisdiction during WWII and the Holocaust. For a good while I couldn’t find anything and I just assumed my search terms weren’t specific enough, but then last night I found a website with a bunch of translated Nazi government documents. I was so excited to finally find some of what I was looking for!! If you want to browse, the web address is:
Well, I’ve been telling you all how very much I loved tatting, and I’ve been meaning to share some pictures of my tatting with you all for a while now, but getting pictures is not as easy as it may sound. Especially when your camera is so old you don’t even attempt to use it anymore. Anyway, here are some of my recent projects. Now if I can just get Photobucket to work right…
Ok, maybe I can do it without Photobucket’s help, since it’s decided to hate me tonight.
I made this bracelet out of embroidery floss and clear glass beads for my sister. Apparently, her favourite colour is pink.
This small snowflake was one of my learning pieces. I must have made at least 4! But it was fun and relatively fast.
The large snowflake presented me with new challenges. It’s my biggest project to date (although I made another on the flight over here). I was pretty happy over all with the way it turned out.
And here are all 3 projects pictured together. I think they look good together. 😉