Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Good (second) Start

I finally have a progress picture to show of my SAL snowman.  I'm sure Pumpkin feels like I've wimped out!  If this wasn't such a fun stitch, I fear I may have, after having to rip out my first attempt.  However, I am finding this design quite addicting to stitch, and since I am using a separate needle for each main color it is coming along very quickly.

I am using DMC threads, and while at first I was thinking the hand-dyed ones look so much better, I decided I am loving the brighter tones of the DMC in this particular design.

I have another crafty finish to show.

I thrifted this alarm clock in the fall.  Of course it didn't look like this then!  It was painted purple and the face had a Curves logo on it.  A promotional item I am guessing.  I was inspired by similar clocks in the Greengate catalogue.  It took me months to decide what color I wanted the clock, as that would determine where the clock would eventually go.  When I purchased the papers for the BAKE  letters, I thought one of the patterned papers was pretty enough to use as a clock face.  I happened to have some scrap-booking stickers with numbers, so put those into good use as well.  I'm not sure if I'll keep it like this forever, but for now it looks just fine in my very girly spare bedroom.

We are back to winter weather today after having plus 12 degrees yesterday.  It's also a long weekend for us, and we will most likely be hanging around here.  I have a feeling lots of crafts will be in order to fight boredom by the little people.  Oh the sacrafices I make...!

Thank-you so much for dropping by; have a great week!



Pumpkin said...

Holy cow! You started again and you're still farther ahead than I am!!!! LOL! He looks great and yes, the DMC threads look brighter.

Great job on the clock :o)

Yvonne said...

The alarm clock is adorable! I think it might make waking up a little bit easier.

Yvonne said...

The alarm clock is adorable! It might make waking up a little bit easier.

Alberta said...

Chilly version 2 looks new & improved!

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