actually, i've been doing a lot of crafting and sewing, but it has been of the comfort-crafting variety--things that make me feel better, or at least things that i think will make me feel better. nothing too challenging, nothing that calls on me to be "creative". just simple little things that distract me from the more complicated task of paying attention to my life.
i made a few pillows, with more cool fabric from the dearly-departed hancock's store:
i made a super cute clothespin bag out of super cute fabric that ella picked out last year at the dearly-departed hancock's store:
and i made the most wonderfully ridiculous thing, ella says is the potty bib:
(no, that's not OUR bathroom, that's the bathroom in the green room at work--i was too impatient to wait till i got home to take a picture).
usually the fabric on potty bibs is something frilly, and fluffy, and all-together PRISSY. this fabric is not--unless you think cowboys are prissy.
SRC totals: the 3 pillows took 1.5 yards but were in the stash less than a year, so i'll say 5 points. the clothespin bag only took 1/2 yard but that fabric had been in the stash at least a year, so i'll make that 5 points too because that makes the math easier. the cowboy fabric is much older, i bought it when i was visiting my sister lala after her second son was born, so i've had it nearly 8 years (happy birthday, dear noah!). 1/2 yard times 8 years, plus batting, jiffy grip non-skid fabric for backing, and binding = 10 points for materials, 10 points for technical achievement, but i want 20 points for originality.
40 points! oh great, i made my year's goal of 500 points, i guess i need to raise the bar. ok, the new and improved official rostitchery SRC goal for 2006 is now 1000 points. luckily for me, i have a lot of elderly stash left so i think i'll make it.