Sometimes I manage to tear myself away from my knitting long enough to do something else. And sometimes those something elses turn out pretty good!
I really wanted to make The Girl a bunny for Easter, but didn't want to knit one. I knew I had found a solution when I saw this cutie! In the spirit of using what I have, I raided The Girl's box of outgrown clothes. She had a cute tank top with pink and orange flowers on it (back of bunny) and a pink shirt that had a glittery heart on the front (and lots of stains), but the back worked great for my purposes.
However. Yeah - knit shirts, not the easiest things to sew up. My bunny is a bit lumpy and has some tension issues around the curves, but I have to say, I think she's pretty cute!
I made her a pink and yellow pompom tail with some leftover acrylic yarn - acrylic yarn makes great pompoms! It's so sturdy that they really stay puffed out - so often my wool ones have gotten droopy.
I also dug out my box 'o beads a few nights ago (after I had to rip out the second P sock - don't ask) to make some gifts, and decided to finally use some beads that had been sitting in the stash for a few months. (See - more using what I have!) I really really like this - it's a bit funky, a bit hippy, and very cute, without being cutesy. This one is for me! :)
And I worked on my PS postcard for some time yesterday. I decided after last month's that I wanted to try a different "medium" for each swap. The first postcard was fabric and ribbon covered. After digging around in the craft boxes I found my box of acrylic paints and paint pens. I forgot how much I love these things! I painted a table a few years ago (that got lost in a move) with a whole underwater scene on it - I think I have a picture somewhere - if I find it I'll share it with y'all.
I messed this up three times before deciding that "less is more" and settled on this.
It'll go out in the mail tomorrow!
Whew! I'm off to create a last minute gift - if it works out I'll show you! Enjoy your Sunday!