Monday, February 20, 2012

Instant gratification projects

I like making quick instant gratification projects while working on my bigger projects. Sometimes I feel guilty about it, like I should be focusing on one project at a time, but when I work on projects that take months (like this quilt) I need a break. And I need a finished item in my hand. In an hour. Here are a few of my latest small accomplishments.

A neck warmer for my soon to be brother in law. If you recognize the fabric it's because you have seen it before for this project. The neck warmer is filled with rice and lavender. After three minutes in the microwave it feels amazing.


I got myself a new digital camera and didn't want to be stuck with a boring case, so I made one myself with fabric and quilt batting. I made the purple piping and the inside is lined with a black and white polka dot fabric. There are no pictures of the inside because it looks embarrassingly terrible and I don't want you to laugh at me.


This weekend I went to Birch and got a quarter yard of the fabric above. I loved the print, but wasn't sure what I should do with it. I decided to make a sash to tie around my waist or tie in my hair. Currently, I am obsessed with tying scarves in my hair, so I'm sure this sash will get some use.


See, I love scarves! A girl's got to tie her hair back when she's eating a crab dinner!

12 comments:

  1. Cracked crab <3 <3 <3 Erin, I will pay you to make me one of those neck things with lavender. I as just on a mad tear looking for my Motrin before I read this because my neck is KILLING me!

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    1. I'll make you one "fo free." What colors do you like? Let me know when you are in town next!

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    2. Black, White, Red. Or anything kitties, of course! I'm hoping we make it back there during summer or fall. Lots going on for us for the rest of this year!

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  2. Awesome! I love all your projects! I second the notion of having some instant gratification things, too. I made myself a cute scottie dog appliqued skirt this weekend. :)

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  3. Oh man I SO need a crab dinner scarf! Haha!!
    p.s. rice and lavender sound uh-mazing.

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    1. Make one! The neck warmer is so easy to make and feel so good on your neck!

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  4. Love these! Hooray for instant grat projects! Your hair looks so cute in a scarf!

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  5. The neck warmer is so smart! Thanks for this wonderful idea, you look great with your scarf over the hair, a girl has to be glamorous when crab dinner, heh, heh. Love instant gratification projects, too.

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    1. Thank you, Rosy! I can't take credit for the neck warmer, it was my quilting instructor's idea. Before making my own I would fill a sock with rice and tie a know on the end. That was my aunt's idea!

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  6. I've been using a neck heat pack thingy with lavender in it all week! Trying to make that massage last :)

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