Thursday, March 14, 2019

when not sewing ...


Sewing is my most favorite pastime ever. But, it has become my full time job as of late as well, so I've been trying to find other crafts I can do to mix things up a bit to prevent sewing burnout.

I've been a huge admirer of all the fabulous punch needle projects I've been seeing on Instagram so a few months back I purchased the supplies needed - Amy Oxford punch needle and monk's cloth, plus a few balls of bulkier yarn and I was good to go. 


I must say, I didn't really love the whole process as much as I expected. I changed my mind on the design a gazillion times and as you can see from my monk cloth above I did my share of pulling all the yarn out and restarting over and over. 


I managed to finally finish this pillow though and while it's far from perfect I do quite like it. Now just to decide on what to punch next :)


I've also been doing a bit of weaving. Again, nothing too complicated, just some super fun yarn play to show off all the lovely textures.


Here's the weaving I made for our kitchen. It's simple but very sweet and makes me smile every time I pass by it. And that's what it's about, right? 


I started a new wall hanging over the weekend and this fluffy baby was absolutely mesmerized by the whole process :). Super fun!

How about you? Do you like to mix things up or do you stick to one craft only? Do tell.

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. 

Svetlana

12 comments:

  1. YAY for weaving! I love your wall hanging. I got a rigid heddle loom about 3 years ago and have been weaving (mostly dish towels) ever since. sewing is still #1 but I do love weaving

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    1. hand woven dish towels sound absolutely divine!

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  2. Oh boy! Can of worms here! I quilt, weave, macrame, crochet, embroider, collect succulents and arrange them, and I'm going to try my hand at pouring paint when the weather warms up. No moss is going to grow on my hobby self!

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  3. Needle punch is a fun pastime. I once combined the two by putting a needle punched eagle on my middle son's Eagle scout quilt. Your pillow looks great!

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  4. I agree with @Claudia!! Opening a can of worms - I quilt (including designing the quilt as well as designing quilting the sandwich), crochet, knit, weave, make jewelry, scrapbook, make wreaths, diaper cakes, cook, collect and grow houseplants and succulents, and rescue animals!! WHEW!!! Like @Claudia, ain't "no moss going to grow on my hobby self!!!" Most of my time is taken by sewing for my brother (Hawaiian shirts), my two grown boys (one likes the Hawaiian shirts and the other likes tailored dress shirts), my 4 grandchildren (ages 17, 12, 7, and 6) Oh! I also make clothes and beds for dogs!! LOL!! I do believe that is enough!!

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  5. This is a beautiful result. no time for weaving here, but I will put it on the list if I fall and break a hip LOL just kidding, hopefully
    I adore your results

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    1. Ha ha! Look at you planning ahead and all :)

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  6. Love your wall hanging and cushion. Just received my punchneedle and getting ready to give it ago. I love weaving too.

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have lots of fun with your punch needle :)

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