Joelle's book has been burning a metaphorical hole in my sewing kit. I mean, so many fabulous projects! I finally had to give in and make something, anything, and this pincushion fit the requirements: small, quick, and so cute!
I justified the time spent making it (in my own mind, anyway) because I was able to follow a Photoshop tutorial for creating the Polaroid-style image at the top of this post using one of my photographs. Fun, hmm? I actually learned quite a bit about Photoshop while doing it; I'd never used textures or shadows before, so now I have a general idea how to fiddle with them in the future.
But now I'd better get down to business again. Although I think those coasters are calling my name quite loudly. Oh, and the birds?
But what about that (Sort of) Crazy Quilt? That's been driving me really crazy since I saw the initial layouts for the book, long before it was published. Not only is it gorgeous, but the instructions for it are PERFECT: exactly what I've been looking for with regard to instructions for a free-style quilt. No pattern pieces, just intuitive directions (including a paper bag--love it!) to make your own version.
There's absolutely no time in my schedule right now for making it, but I'd have to be completely crazy not to do it.