Since I had nothing else started, that meant I was free to begin whatever I wanted.
First up is the postcard cake slice I want to make (and then send) to my mother. Her birthday is in October, so I have a nice bit of time to get this first one done (which will be a practice one--I can already see it's not good enough to give as a gift) and then make a better one to actually send.
So far, so good with this project. But I think I want to try it with square sponges versus the rounded side ones I got. I think they'll cut better. And I think it might be better to cut the sponge with my exacto knife versus my bread knife. I cut the frosting ditch with my exacto and it went very smoothly versus the bread knife which pulled and snagged a bit. I also need to get some real cardboard. Once I saw my cut on the sponge was messy, I knew this would be a practice card so I just used some cardboard from a beer case! I will definitely want nicer cardboard for future cards.
While I was waiting for the spray paint to dry on the sponge, I started my next sewing project.
A scrap map of the USA!
West coast represent! I would have gotten more done but I didn't have any scraps picked out for the next states (Idaho, Nevada, and. . .hmm, is that New Mexico? I think it is, and Arizona is next to it--I get them confused).
I do have Utah picked out but I can't jump around. I want everything to fit well.
You can't see it very well on this pic but Alaska is done (white snowflake print). I got Hawaii a bit closer to Texas than I planned but I think everything will be ok in the end.
I have a lot of the states already selected but I need MORE scraps. I have some charms (from a few swaps I joined) which will be arriving soon so maybe they'll give me more to work with.
See, it's not that I don't have FABRIC, I just don't have actual scrap right now. And I hate to cut into a fat quarter (or big piece) just to get a little scrap.
BUT. . .maybe this project means I "need" to buy a few new scrap packs? There are a few (at different shops) that I've had my eye on. But I think it will be more fun to wait for the charms I have coming and then to wait and make some more projects (and make my own scrap) and work on this map slowly.
So the map will be a long work in progress, which I like.
Now, I need to go buy some more Rockford Red Heel socks. I have one more pair of sock monkeys I need to make (for a commission).