Amy and I meant to discuss this month's GYCO theme before we left on our trips, but because of last minute running around GYCO discussions didn't happen. I haven't been able to reach Amy on her awesome trip (good for her!), so I'm going to just announce a theme. If you don't like it, do not blame it on her, okay? You can put all the blame on me.
Okay, so this month's theme is: Button/s.
We try to choose themes that are full of possibilities and I think this theme fits the bill. Your buttons don't have to be functional! You can embellish something with buttons, make jewelry out of buttons, try your hand at making a buttonhole for the first time ever, create a painting of buttons, decorate a pincushion with buttons, scrapbooking with buttons, make a doll with button eyes, etc.
Note to Amy: I hope you don't hate this theme! You choose next month, okay?
I finished my May GYCO project! Hell yeah! Actually, I finished it a couple weeks ago, but thought that maybe I'd do something else for GYCO instead. I've since decided that THIS is my project for May and that I probably won't have time to do something else.
This is a log cabin square made out of Martha Stewart ribbon. I really wanted to buy some Martha Stewart craft stuff from Michaels, but I told myself that whatever I bought I had to use. I'm so good at buying crafty stuff and hoarding it. I don't know why! It is like I think that I must hoard fabric, ribbon, buttons, etc. because I will never find anything that good again. But I always do! There is always something that is just as pretty or prettier just around the corner.
I also bought one of Martha's shadow boxes to put the square in.
I FINALLY finished the doll quilt, from April's GYCO challenge. Finally. Here it is. These aren't the best pics, but they will do. It has been washed up and dried...gosh, I love a quilt after it has been washed and dried. I think they look better after they've been through the dyrer for the first time.
This was made out of Pottery Barn crib sheets! I really like the way it looks. I could have done a better job at finishing the corners, but I decided to just finish it. I really struggle with finishing quilts.
Now all that is left is for me to wrap it up and send it off to her new home.
This month's challenge is recycle! Make something out of an item that you thrifted, or make something that you have around the house. The options are endless. Make one of those sweet little girl dresses out of a vintage pillowcase. Cut up your kid's old clothes and make a quilt to remind you of all the sweet outfits you dressed her in. Make magnets out of bottlecaps. Collage with found bits and pieces!
I did a wee Get Your Craft On project for this month without thinking about it. I stenciled this lttle bag as a gift for someone and afterwards I realized that I could use this as one of my projects for February! Score!
The red heart bled. It was a mistake. It ended up okay and I actually like it that way, but it wasn't supposed to look like that. It is for a very young person, so hopefully she won't mind the messy heart.
My mom is here this week, so I hope to be able to squeeze in a few heart projects while she is here. I think she plans on staying for one week, but I'm hoping she stays for two. We'll see.
Grrl Travels and I decided to do a drawing of all the names of people who made a bag last month. The winner of the drawing will receive a little something from Amy and me. Look at the video in the post below for the winner.
Update: We decided to do two drawings. For the other random winner go see Grrl Travels!