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    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

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Cozy, isn’t it?

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Another submission in the AEDM Challenge.  (Dunno what number it is, maybe #7?)

Ho Ho Ho – Here we GOOOOOOO!

So I began delving into my creative Christmas projects with sewing project number one.  I’m hesitant to say who it’s for, and hopefully that person doesn’t come a-visitin’ the blog before the holidays.  (I made a coffee cup cozy for disposable coffee cups – shhhhh don’t tell, okay?)

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It’s funny how I hated math and geometry in high school – so much so that I avoided all math classes in college.  I even chose my course of study by the number (or lack of) math classes required to graduate.  But now, many years later, I enjoy drawing patterns.

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I cut some rectangles and ironed them in half to stitch them to contrasting fabric.

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I thought I was doing pretty good, until I tried to piece them together for a diamond of white fabric surrounded by the groovy retro pattern.  😉  I’ll admit I’m no quilter – and it shows.  heh heh

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Actually, the only part that was kinda screwed up was the center piece.  I kind of like the way the rest is sort of rough.

Bella wasn’t too sure, though.  She hid from the prospect of what might be:

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But in the end, it turned out okay – dispite the puppers fears…

I trimmed out the pattern from the patchwork and some plain white cotten for the lining, and also some fleece left over from Bella’s puppy coat project to add insulation.

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Top stitched around the whole thing and stuffed it with the fleece…

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Then hand-stitched up the back seam to make it a permanent cuff.  And voila!  A cup cozy – fit for disposable coffee cups from coffee shops – or pint glasses!

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I actually did mean to embroider a little coffee cup on the front, but I got carried away with sewing and forgot. Oops.  Maybe I’ll make another one.  This may just be a proto-type.  We’ll see.

And just because doggy pictures are cute – I’m gonna add one more.  🙂

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Have a good evening everyone!

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