For quite awhile now, my mom, 83, has been having more difficulty working on sewing and craft projects. Her hands hurt and she doesn't see like she use to...
and it is frustrating to her. She loves her crafts! She loves buying kits, and panels, fabric and patterns to make for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, to donate and occasionally, something for herself. So her sewing/craft room is packed full of UFO's...some started but many never touched.
One of my brothers has been after her to go through her things, sort them and start cleaning out. A bit overwhelming for my mom.
So now that school is out and I have a bit more time, I offered to start going through her room with her.
Last Thursday, we made a dent but there is much to go. We loaded a box of things she is not ready to give up, a box for me to take home to work on, a box for the rest of my siblings to look through, and one to donate.
So far, I completed 11 Christmas ornaments kits so my mom will have them ready for our annual family exchange,
and this soft book which I will bring to my niece that had a baby in May,
(There are 12 soft pages.)
(She has many of these soft books panels but I only took this one. The rest will probably be donated.)
and she had 2 panels of these retro linen kitchen towel panels.
(Love the retro feel of these 2 prints.)
which I cut apart and stitched with a narrow hem.
Not sure who will get these but I thought they were cute.
While I was finishing projects, I pulled out one of my own. I saw this project on pinterest 2 summers ago, bought a pair of cheap flip flops and then never made them. So this morning, I cut apart the flip flops,
enlarged the holes on the bottom,
got out my t-shirt yarn that I previously made,
and started a 5 strand braid,
threaded through the holes, knotted, and glued
And now I have a comfortable pair of flip flops! Unfortunately, it was storming here today so inside pictures today.