Friday, July 25, 2008

Finished projects

Well, I got my cabinet all painted and put back together. Now it's nice and white and freshly painted. :) Much better.












Look what's on one of my squash plants! Well, it's a squash, it's supposed to be there, but it's the first butternut squash that's started growing, and it's so tiny.












I worked on an apron yesterday and today. I wanted to make one before I used the really nice fabric I got, since I'm figuring it out as I go. I didn't want to mess up the good fabric if I made some mistake. So I made this one out of some fabric I already had...and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I will have some changes to make when I sew the other one, like I need to attach the trim differently, and the top doesn't need to be as full, and I need to make the back ties longer, and it's going to be double-sided while this one was only one layer. But anyway...apron (thanks to Colin for the picture!:) :












And I also made a camera strap out of the same fabric while I was at it:









It's long enough to hang around my neck, which is what I've been wanting. I have a case with a strap, but then I have to get the camera out of the case before I can take a picture. This way I can have it around my neck and easily accessible. I was thinking that I would take a picture of the strap attached to the camera so you could see how it worked...but...I realized I've only got one camera. So I wouldn't really be able to take a picture of the camera with the camera, now would I? No, I didn't think so. ;p

This is what my parents are doing this weekend, but tomorrow I have some shopping to do...because Colin's birthday is next Thursday and I haven't finished my present yet, or gotten what I need to decorate the cake. Hmm...that's two things I need to get done this next week: figure out something that has to do with his present, and figure out the cake. I know what I'm putting on it, but I need to find some pictures for reference. Oh wait, it also sounds like I'm going to the grocery store tomorrow! Oh, I needed to anyway...nevermind.

7 comments:

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

Sounds like things are and have been fun and productive.

Abigail said...

The cabinet looks awesome! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do? And the apron is really cute.

Natalie said...

Thank you!

Yeah, paint's wonderful stuff! Especially white semi-gloss...it makes almost any surface look better! Well...any surface that's supposed to be painted... ;)

Jessica said...

Yes...I was about to say, you seem to be a very productive person. "If I had time for being productive, I'm sure I would take advantage of it..."

Natalie said...

you seem to be a very productive person

Hmm...sometimes anyway...not as much as I'd like. :)

Is that a quote, or what??

Ana said...

Ahhhhh, cute apron!!!! What a wonderful thing to have. It turned out just wonderful!!

Natalie said...

Thank you, Ana! Yes, I really like it, and I'm looking forward to sewing the other one when I have time. :)