Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Iron Craft - Orange

Orange, the theme for this week's Iron Craft reminds me of that knock, knock joke that ends with "orange you glad I didn't say banana?"

 Orange is not a color that I use much or have a lot in my wardrobe. Seeing that my sewing machine seems to be on the fritz- the reverse does not work all the time- I guess I need to take it in -I decided that I wanted to knit something. Off to the knitting store I went. I came across a scarf that I really liked, it was with bigger yarn (i.e.: it would be quick for me to knit) and I found some yarn that I loved.

Iron Craft- Orange Iron Craft- Orange

I know, I know- not a lot of orange but if you look really close there are a lot of orange tones in it :) Just the right amount for what I normally wear.

Thing 1 also has decided to join us this week. For those of you new to Iron Craft, when I started the first year of Iron Craft is was due to the asking of my oldest, Thing 1. Since then Thing 1 and 2 will join in when they are able to. This week Thing 1 made a clay sculpture of the Master Chief's helmet from the game Halo 4. The inspiration is the orange on the mask. I take his word for it that the helmet is what he says it is... I am not a gamer.

Iron Craft- Orange

Iron Craft- Orange Iron Craft- Orange

For those of you that were participating in Iron Craft last year when we had the felt challenge I said that I would show my finished product. Well, I finally downloaded the photos off of my camera. I give you Thing 2 the iPod ready for trick or treating.


This week I finished my project ahead of time but as usually I am rushing on Monday to get the post done. I was actually done and had it set to post when Thing 1 arrived home from school and said he did something... off to Kathy's to do a photo shoot.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Iron Craft '13- #1 Cotton

I had promised myself that if I joined Iron Craft again that I would do better and get my projects done BUT here I sit the night before it is due, using photos from my phone because I finished late last night and didn't have time to do a better photo.  I did however get it done.  There was a time when I was about to give up but it is done.  And there is always the next one to try and get done early.

I was excited when the theme for this challenge was cotton. I had this fabric that I was wanting to use and had been wanting to make the great yarn sacks that Kathy had made for Christmas gifts. Now was my chance. I love how this turned out. It was a simple and quick project from me which was good since I was down to one day.

Iron Craft

Iron Craft

 I also wanted to make a tote bag to go with this but that will have to wait.

 Hopefully I will be back with more time to spare next challenge.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Iron Craft #26- Holiday Sparkle

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2013!

I was not planning on doing something for this challenge. I had asked Thing 1 to make a 2013 cut out found here for me to use on the table for our annual New Year's Eve gathering with Kathy and Matt. It was a paper craft so he was willing to help. When Kathy saw it she said I should use it at my craft for the Iron Craft challenge.

I wish everyone a wonderful start to the new year. One of my resolutions this year is to do more of the Iron Craft Challenges. Who knows maybe I can get the boys to join me once and a while.