Monday, February 6, 2012

Work In Progress Monday

The last half of last week was occupied by a sick little one and lots of snuggling on the sofa watching movies and reading.  Thankfully Little Miss pulled through and was well enough on Saturday for the two shows that she was in at the studio.  :)

Since her and I were both sick and took the better half of last week and this weekend to heal up I didn't get to do as much crafting as I wanted to.  I have a list on my clipboard of all the things I "must" do and I just can't wait to get back into it. Hopefully on Wed. I will have some free time in the afternoon to work on a project or two. :)

One of the great things about snuggling and spending the days on the sofa or in bed, was that I got to work on some crochet projects off and on.  So today I am going to share the two projects I started and am hoping to work on this week a bit too.  One will def. be finished this week.....the might be Christmas before I have it done lol

This first project comes with a little story.  My daughter's cat loves to be near her...she follows her around like a little puppy dog and always wants to lay on her desk while she is working on her school work.  It drives her bonkers because the cat is always messing with her paper or trying to steal her pencil out of her hand while she is working.  We decided to put a shelf above her desk for the cat to lay on so that she can be close to my daughter but also out of the way.  That way its a win win for the both of them.  Thankfully, the cat loves it up there.  I wanted to make it more cozy and also protect my shelf so I am making a shelf cover.  The cover will cover all of one side and then it will button with straps to keep it on the shelf so that the cat can't push it down on top of my daughter while she is working.  Total light bulb moment for me when I thought of that idea :)  I will do a tutorial on how to make this as soon as its done.  All I need to do for this is to make the straps, sew on the buttons, and weave in the ends.  I put it up there this weekend and it already got the kitty seal of approval. ;)

This project will be a blanket for my daughter. I am doing a granny stripes pattern and its coming along nicely.  I love the softness of the yarn and the colors too.  It works up easy but I have a feeling it will take forever. lol  I tend to get bored with these kinds of projects where its the same thing over and over again but I promised my daughter I would work on it at least one day a week so that hopefully by mid summer it will be finished and all set and ready to go before the fall / winter season comes around.

What are you working on right now?  Lately I have had Christmas present ideas and Mother's Day ideas on my brain. I think this year I am going to start working on my Christmas presents in the beginning of March.  That way I have plenty of time to make lots of homemade goodies for all the special people in my life.  :)

Hope everyone had a great Monday! 
Here's a shot of my daughter before she went out with her group and they did their dance this past weekend. 

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