Yup, more crafts. It all started with an innocent-looking plaid sheet I found extra-cheap. Hmm, thought I. Curtains for our naked basement windows? I called up my SIL and begged to borrow her sewing machine. She obliged.
Then I thought to myself, Wait! I have a baby girl! She needs stuff! Like a crib sheet to match the Raggedy Ann painting in her room. It was easy enough for even me. I followed this tutorial.
Then, what's a crib sheet without a matching valance? Even easier. I found way easy instructions for the valance, too.
Then I just couldn't waste the squares of fabric I cut from the crib sheet, so I cut some more squares from the Raggedy Ann fabric, the contrasting valance ties, and the extra trim from the basement curtains. I sewed them all together and used an old baby blanket for the bottom of the blanket.
You might notice the seams are less than perfect. That's because I believe that pinning fabric is for fools with no sense of adventure.
Then I decided it was time to return the sewing machine. 'Cause I have about five other project ideas, and I'm afraid that if I kept sewing, I'd never stop. Though I did see a nice machine for sale at Costco...
Throughout all this, I've been revising my novel, too. That's the problem with crafting. It's addictive. I think I'll wait to do more projects until after the novel is done.