Friday, February 6, 2009

Toys, Toys, Toys!!!


My productivity is badly suffering in the creating department. All I'm doing is dreaming, collecting, and buying, it seems. I'm getting my energy level back up from being sick with so many things for so long. I had a dental appointment today, went shopping afterwards, and just couldn't live without this book! I really have got to stop this and start creating with what I have. But aren't these the cutest little animals to crochet?!? Crocheting is so portable and these little creatures require so little yarn and should work up quickly. I have so much yarn on-hand, too. There's just nothing like starting a new project! It just thrills me to no end!

Also, I am still collecting the fabrics for the I Spy quilt. I found a little place that is going out of business and had Moda, Robert Kaufman, etc. (nice) fabrics 50% off. I get anywhere from 1/16 yd. to 1/4 yd. for this quilt, depending on the size of the design I will use and I spent $20 (including tax!) and got 20 pieces of fabric to use. I will have plenty leftover for other I Spy quilts because the designs run a 45 inch width and I am using a design only one time. Some of the fabrics have many designs I can use but they do repeat across this 45 inch width. I know, I know - I sound like I am trying so much to justify spending money in this economic crunch!
I do have a free weekend (unless something pops up) and I DO plan to get busy and go to work and hope to have some actual results to post on here!



5 comments:

MamaB said...

Still don't know what size block you need. Let me know. I have some little pieces and some big ones. Love the book.

bearbear said...

I'm going to do the 3 1/2 inch (cut) blocks but I can also do any size that is divisible by 3 - for instance, if the design is bigger, I could cut a 9 1/2 inch square or a 9 1/2 inch rectangle or a 6 1/2 inch square or rectangle. So it depends on the design. Big or little I would appreciate as long as I get some different designs. I'm going to start rotary cutting today and tomorrow.

MamaB said...

Leaving for Hilton Head today will get my scraps together when I return, hope next weekend is not to late.

bearbear said...

ooh! Have fun in Hilton Head! We've been there once - our LAST vacation with just us four in the family before the girls got married (very memorable). I'm envious. No, that will not be too late. Don't you worry about that. Just have a grand time. I am s l o w l y rotary cutting. It'll take a while. I just appreciate your donation! ha!

audreypawdrey said...

I want to see your crochet animals when you finish! I will cut some 3.5 inch squares this week, too.:)