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.


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 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. :)