No knitting finishes, either, though there's been a bit of knitting happening.
I'd actually finished these little projects a while back, but I was waiting until they had been presented to their new owners. That would be the grandkids, whom I got to see in the last couple of weeks.
First off is a composition book cover for young Mister C.
A strip of Sally's snake fabric sneaked in, because 8-yr-old boy? Brightly colored snakes? Totally unavoidable.
He pronounced himself well pleased with the red swirls, too. Because red is the best color ever, of course.
My granddaughter's color preferences are in a quieter range. Blues and greens are more her style, so her comp book cover went a whole different direction.
Inside, her comp book is graph paper, since she's a math enthusiast and is about to embark into the wilds of geometry.
Here's a peek at the lining. I couldn't resist sneaking in something a little noisier, without violating the quiet colors thing.
Back to the Boy. Who is now a Boy and his Shark.
See the winning smile?
And check out the teeth.
And back to blue and green again for the Girl. Instead of a pencil case, she got more of a travel case, which should prove more useful to her. No teeth, alas.
The pattern for the shark is something that I saw on Sew, Mama, Sew quite a while back. The other projects are things that I saw tutorials or patterns for somewhere out there, then had to wing it when sewing time came since I didn't have the foresight to print out a pattern or instructions or anything... Having my sewing area and my internet-access area in two different places isn't always as convenient as I could want. It does make me exercise my brain, though, so that's probably good. Probably.
Wouldn't want Left Brain and Right Brain to get lazy, after all. How could I dither without all the conflicting input?