We are (fingers crossed) finally on the mend so I get
a bit of time off the daily nose-wiping/chicken-noodle-
soup-stirring/thermometer-wielding cycle to
projects going on at home for little ones feeling lousy,
including a cardboard four-poster bed with curtains
(all pink, so I'm refusing to take pictures) and fixing
various broken toys and torn garments. An interesting
learning experience last week involved plastic surgery on
a beheaded dolly, the kind with a soft body and plastic
head, hands and feet. Because she needed an entirely new
body, I can now count among my list of dubious parenting
skills, the enviable ability to graft plastic doll parts
to anything made of fabric. Whee.
The nursing covers, all cut out, are still sitting in
the WIP pile, as are the last of the winter dresses
(nowhere near being cut out). I mean, why work on
one or two projects when a person can be doing
four hundred and thirty-seven?
Here is a little introduction to what
I've been working on these past weeks:
Gorgeous, isn't it?
OK, maybe not so exciting in its raw state. But this
high density foam is a mighty versatile material. And lots
of fun to work with. It is sold by the inch/yard and can
cost a fair bit. Fortunately, you rarely need a whole yard
for a single project (unless you are making a mattress!) and
if you wait for a sale, you can usually buy just what you
need without sacrificing the week's groceries to afford it.
I buy the 3" foam from JoAnn and only when it's half-price.
Over the next week(s) I'll be posting some ideas for five foam
projects, as well as alternatives which might be faster, cheaper,
or both. Some of these projects are conventional, some are
frivolous over-the-top and some are just plain silly. I'll include
free patterns wherever I can and printable tutorials for those
who prefer some step-by-step motivation. Hopefully we'll get
some decent weather soon so I can take pictures - check back soon!