Saturday, January 29, 2011

It Is Finished

The baby blanket, not my Etsy store.  I'm almost there on my Etsy store though!  I was shooting for Feb. 1st.  But I think it's more realistic to say, Feb. 5th.  We shall see. 

I did add two more pendants.  I painted them and sealed them with diamond glaze into the pendant.  I used acrylic paints, but watered them down just a bit.  I'm happy with how they turned out.  I should really stick to the painting.  I seem to be more pleased with those. 

I did finish the blanket and since I keep my word...  I'm posting pictures...  even though I'm not really thrilled with how it turned out.  BUT I did learn a lot and I expect my next blanket to turn out even better.  I can't wait to start sewing lessons!!  Learning by trial and error is fun (HA!!) but I'm ready to learn from a professional now. 

I love the next three pictures.  It looks like a great, pretty blanket. 

This next one is an o.k. picture.  You can see the seam where I totally let the sewing machine get away from me.

And here's the two pictures I really don't like.  I had to hand sew this end and you can really tell it. 

But, of COURSE I'm going to start on my next blanket before my sewing lessons start.  I wouldn't be me if I didn't.   I HAVE to put all I learned into action before I forget right?  Right!

Now, I'm off to tackle the mound of clean clothes that must be folded.  And I'm sure there are plenty of dirty clothes to be washed. 


Irritable Mother said...

I don't imagine any baby is going to be examining seams. *wink* I think the blanket looks GREAT!

Theresa said...

thanks for the nice comment on my blog about Marie's flour sack napkins! I love your blog and your crafiness - the baby blanket is adorable, and you did a GREAT job. And I've wanted to make those pendants forever! I'm going to send your address to my daughter because I know she'll enjoy reading it. Keep up the good work.

Sara K. said...

Being fairly new to your blog, I am wondering what you are going to sell in your Etsy store. Possibly those pendants? What an exciting adventure! :) God gave you an awesome artistic talent!