As you may remember, Anne of Tempus Fugit shared a new SAL this month: SALsuffit. The goal is to finish (as in make into a pinkeep, frame, etc.) items we all have hanging around using only items already in our stash. I signed up because, like many of you I’m sure, I have a pile of things to be finished. This month I manged to tackle three, and ran into problems with the fourth…
Project one was Sweetheart Tree’s Dizzy Busy Bees which I made into a cube-it.
Project two was Halloween from La-D-Da, which I turned into a small pillow using some faux velvet I’ve had for years.
And the third project was framing my Letters from Nora – H.
My fourth and failed project was framing my Trick or Treat Nora Corbett fairy. I cut the foam core too small and didn’t notice until after I had the piece perfectly pinned. Next time I will know to double check my cutting. And I’ve also learned that a self-healing board bought at a dollar store isn’t self-healing. (Not that I’m particularly surprised by that, mind you.)
I have one other project to share today. On Wednesday I whipped up a little pumpkin hat for Baby Man using this pattern. He wore it, dancing around the house, for about an hour. And, of course, now I can’t even get him to leave it on long enough to take a picture. Thankfully it is big enough that it will fit for a another couple of years. (Actually, since it is a stretchy rib, I can just about wear it. But I have a small head.) It was knit using Bernat Satin in colour 04610 Sunrise for the body and Vanna’s Choice 174 Olive for the stem, in other words what I had hanging around in my stash.
I’d also like to remind everyone that I’m offering to send 3 people stitching goodies, if they agree to send stitching goodies to three other people. Head over to this post to leave a comment if you are interested. So far only two people have signed up, and that makes me a little sad. 🙁
In happier news, today is the final day of Missy Ann’s 13 Days of Halloween giveaway. Pop over to her blog to see the final prize and to enter. It is an amazing prize, and I have my fingers crossed.