Sunday, August 17, 2014

What's consuming all my time

I thought you might like to see

what's been keeping me busy

these last few weeks.

Other than lots of gardening, I've been spraying

and dyeing fabric.

I've been putting fabrics, patterns, and textures together

and doing some sewing, some purposeful, some wonky.

However, I failed to read the directions properly and learned I had to repeat the first three steps before I could proceed.

And of course, after one of my spraying sessions, I took a look at my filthy hands (this is the cleaner one, believe it or not), and decided it was also time to clean and cut my nails back to a manageable size.

What are you working on?  Have you started a new, never before tried project and learned you didn't read the instructions properly?  Please share.  It will make me feel less foolish.

14 thoughtful remarks:

505whimsygirl said...

Very cool dying going on! I love the last photo. I have a pair of jeans that are very faded and have a rip in the back right below my cheek. I want to fix that and splatter paint on them - kind of make them into a work of art!

As for directions. I once put together a computer stand and didn't use not even one of the bolts that came with it! Yep, it stayed together and held the computer!!! I think the scientists I worked with at the time were a little taken aback!


Divers and Sundry said...

I never realize how long my nails have gotten until I try to clean/repair them after a project.

My current project is exploring the makings of a terrarium. Yes, that's gardening in a jar lol

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh are not alone in this situation.. I always use to do:learning by doing..and the best on this is to learn from all the
messy fingers are the best ones..
my fingernails would never grew so long .wow. just once I had long fingernails - that was during my the baby was born
the whole glory was gone again.
The stitching looks so cool .. I am really curious about this project Elizabeth!
Happy new week!

elle said...

Fibre? Sewing??? Good for you!

Corrine at said...

House rehab, and a bit of journaling, and catching up on all I've missed this week. Inky fingers are good, wreaks havoc on pretty nails though. xox

Rita said...

Looks like you are getting some good results. Except for the stained fingers--LOL!
I had a happy accident--to do with lining my red leather fauxdori journals. I'll post pictures on T-Day! ;)

Anneliese said...

Hello Elisabeth, I am always enjoying your posts - but am not very often commenting. They are lovely.

Krisha said...

I'm very curious as to what your making....???

One more week of chaos, due to Hannah's 8th birthday next weekend. Then hopefully I can get back to Betsy and more craft time.

Today is shopping for decorations with my DIL, then lunch, then hopefully a good 30 minute walk at the gym. Still too hot to walk out side. So there goes Monday......LOL

see you there! said...

Sadly, not much art going on here. We are busy trying to squeeze that last few summer activities in before fall arrives.

I will be waiting to see where your project is going.


Jo Murray said... looks VERY interesting.

Linda Kunsman said...

Looks like you are on the way to completing a beautiful fabric book-I'll be anxious to see what you finish. I LOVE having messy, painty fingers but it's why I rarely polish my nails anymore and I keep them quite short. I certainly have messed up-especially when following lengthy directions for book binding/making. I guess that's why I rarely make them anymore:)

~*~Patty S said...

Painty hands and fingers always spell F-U-N to me :-)
Your fabrics look great already!
I seem to plunge into projects and then 'maybe' read the directions afterwards LOL
No rules just right as the saying goes.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ooooohh! Exciting! Love the colours you have been using! Chrisx

Cindy McMath said...

Wow this looks like lots of fun - I like the way things are shaping up - especially the picture with the buttons - can't wait to see the next pictures!