Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Well, they're not quilts, but I did manage some finishes.

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?


Cathy said...

And some totally cool finishes those are. And what lucky grandkids they are to have such a nice grandma to make them those totally cool things.

I saw that shark pencil case last year and thought it was cute. My grandkids don't have a nice grandma.

Anonymous said...

That shark pencil case is just too cute! I may have to think of that for my granddaughter for Christmas.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Some very lucky children to have a Grandmother who makes their own toys

Sally Trude said...

Me too! Me too! I was going to make the shark case too. I wonder where it is?

Vic in NH said...

Cute! cute! cute! the shark teeth smile is awesome and so are those cool notebook covers!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! the toothy shark case!

kmkat said...

I think you are my hero. I wish we could sit and craft together every week.

LA Paylor said...

love them all. I especially like the way you put the story together with pictures... so entertaining. In fact you get an entertainer award from me. LeeAnna

Rosa said...

Love them all.Sure your grands will be excited!

Magpie Sue said...

You are a bad influence. Here I am, casually checking out posts other than the current one for the RSC, and I come across book covers and sharks! I have grandchildren too, who love to draw and otherwise cover paper with crayon marks. Now I feel compelled to embark on journal covers for them... eventually. I doubt there will be sharks in my future however, in spite of the cuteness factor. Too fiddly for me from the looks of it. Still, what fun!