It has been brutally cold, with arctic wind chills for several days. Today we are finally basking in above zero temps.
Our family has remained healthy, avoiding a pretty rough cold & flu season. Unfortunately, there is no avoiding tax season, which has been demanding my time & attention. (Not my desired forte.)
Still the new year is moving along well.
Of my Goals for 2013, we've already tackled or made plans for a few of them.
One of the things on my list was to create something every day.
I have had in mind for quite a while to begin a little segment or routine called "What I'm working on Wednesday" to share what I'm making, and learn what others might be working on as well. (If any friends out there should feel inclined to share.) Just for fun. Because making stuff makes me happy. And happy is good.
This Wednesday I was perseveringly working on shuffling papers, punching numbers for business accounts & taxes. Not really that fun. I am done now, for the time being. So even though it's not Wednesday, I feel like celebrating & thought I'd share a little something I made recently.
We have these two petite throw pillows in our living room that I sewed linen envelope closure covers for them a while back. I switch out the covers / fabric on our living room pillows often. They get used & abused.
I've seen a lot of cute ideas for using Sharpies to write sentiments & lyrics on fabric. Preferring the no-frills, I love the look of vintage mail sacks, military rucksacks, feed sacks, gunny sacks, etc.
So I used a Sharpie Stained marker (made for fabric, and awesome!) with a set of basic stencils that you can pick up at any hardware store. (I'm more of a hardware store person than a craft store shopper.)
I added our initial to one, and the year our family was founded on another. A simple sentiment for the room where our family lives together.
This was so easy & enjoyable. I simply put a hard cover book behind the fabric, and colored in each stencil, like coloring in a coloring book while curled up at leisure in a living room chair.
One of those instant gratification, quick-to-finish projects.
What have you made lately, or are you currently working on any projects?