For those of you who have been around for a while, you may have noticed my interest in making and crafting in addition to writing. This is mostly centered around sewing related crafts at the moment (altering or adapting clothes, sewing in general, and recently cross-stitch). One of the groups I belong to online is doing a low-key February creative crafting challenge. Basically, it’s just us picking a goal for the month and sharing our progress and encouraging each other. Nothing fancy.
My goal for this is to finish three in-progress items and at least start (hopefully finish) a fourth project. I’ve been working on my third every cross-stitch project, and I’d like to get that finished this month. I have two pairs of my mother’s old fancy jeans (by which I mean in pretty colors with embellishments) that I’m turning into a couple skirts for me. Completing those two conversions is on my list. And I have a shirt that goes with one of those pairs of jeans that I want to use to make a shirt in my size probably a fairly simple collared shirt style but I don’t know if I’m going to work from a pattern I have or try to create a pattern from a shirt I own that I really like the cut and fit of.
So that’s my Fiber Arts goal for February. I’ll probably share an update about what progress I made and some pictures in my post on March 5. In the meantime, have some pictures of my first two cross-stitch projects and the starting materials for the skirts and shirt.
I hope you’re all finding ways to keep creative this year.