Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Projects Completed

Big Things. Like this summer's endless upholstery of about 20 booths for our 1st Grade classroom. I'm pretty proud of these. They really look amazing. And extra credit to the guy who refinished the wood and built the tables!


Medium Things. Like finishing up the theatre curtains for our 2nd & 3rd Grade classroom.


Little things. Like upholstering trashcan seats for our 4th & 5th Grade classroom and sewing a few flags for our Kindergarten Castle.











Can I just say we have the coolest kids' classes ever!? I remember Sunday school growing up and even though it was in our art room (church+school) it was pretty much a cement-block room. We sat at our little tables and learned our little lesson and sang our little songs. But fun? I don't know if there was much of that other than what we made ourselves trying to stay awake!! Not to knock that type of learning...I will admit that I am sure I learned a lot, but man, to be a kid in our church here? I wish I was in Kindergarten all over again.

I did squeeze in one non-work project recently. This Friday, I'm throwing a shower with a friend for another friend and I just finished her diaper bag. She picked out all the fabrics she liked and I went to work! I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out and I really hope she likes it!

Now I just have to find fabric for my own!

21 comments:

Kristina said...

You are a seriously talented seamstress!k

Anne said...

Well...I sure won't claim that. Last night I threw two projects away because they refused to go the way I wanted.

That was my first frustrated pregnancy crying stint. Crying over fabric. Ugh.

sarah cool said...

Wow!!! I LOVE the bag!!! I'm thinking about attempting this:
http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archive/2007/07/singlet_style_shopping_bag_tut.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954

But I'm not sure I'm up for it - I didn't quite understand her pictures and some of her language.

Anne said...

I did see that project before actually! :) It's pretty cute...I have a couple other grocery bag options that look a little easier if you're interested.

Michelle B said...

The bag looks great! I'm impressed. I may have to seea bout borrowing your pattern - now that I have actually used my dsewing machine. It's my new addiction - and even better because Liam isn't woken up by the machine! Woot!

Anne said...

Anytime,Michelle...just let me know! :) I'd be happy to give tips too. Now that I've made two of them, there are a few bits that I do differently than the pattern..

Hillary said...

Lots of blood sweat and tears went into those benches... they look great! As does the bag! Holy moly! Once again I'm in awe of your crafty skills. :) And yes. Your church has the coolest Sunday school rooms I have ever seen!

Anne said...

Thanks Hillary! :) And I can't be sure I actually shed any true tears...but there was definitely blood & sweat!!

Dawn said...

Good job, Anniebella...

Anne said...

Thanks, Mrs. E!

Jean said...

You are amazing.

Anne said...

Nah...just experienced. :) And I screw an awful lot up still!

Anonymous said...

The bag looks great! Want to make one for me? Oh wait, I don't know what I'm having yet so I wouldn't know which color to choose...and I guess I ought to pull the one out from the last baby to see if it's still workable. Maybe I'll keep you in mind (or at least the pattern in mind) for later! :)

Becky

Anne said...

You let me know, Becky!

JIll said...

I got a sewing machine last Christmas. It is sadly still in the box. I am such a wannabe crafter. I love that diaper bag. Maybe someday...

Cheeky said...

Once my brother *ahem* leaves, I'll have a sewing/reading/writing/napping room!

Of all the diaper bags I've had, the OYikes! slingback diaper bag is the best by a million yards. If you wanna borrow mine to take a look at it and see if you want to try to re-create it.

Anne said...

I have seen that sweet bag of yours before, Jenna...I might have to take a gander at it and see if it's something I could possibly do or if it's way above me.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to give a BIG thank you for all the effort you put into the Diner this summer. It looks wonderful!!! I know it was probably that much more difficult to do this summer...one pregnant woman to another! :) Also, bravo on the diaper bag...I am still working my way through the fine art of hemming. One day I'll be as good as you! (at least in my hopeful imagination!) - Jessica M

Anne said...

Thanks, Jess!! It was a crazy amount of work, but so fun to see the finished project now!

Hey, if you want, I'll be having a craft/sewing instruction night coming up in a month or so if you're interested! Push your sewing to the next level!! :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds pretty cool. Let me know the details as they become available and I will try to make it! -Jessica

Carbon said...

You should be rightfully proud of all your hard work! I would beam with pride everytime I looked at them and say to myself "I did that"!