Tuesday, February 2, 2010
O happy day!
I bit the bullet and covered two ugly milk crates. As Akiva told me when he was four years old, "My heart is filled with gleed." I didn't really get what he was talking about till I finished making these. (It scares me a little that I can get a rush like this from crate covers.) This was the perfect project for me: quick, simple, and utterly useful. I was able to put the pair of them together in just under 3 hours, and that included supper, 2 diaper changes, a broken needle, my first attempt at using bias tape, 17 re-threads ---don't ask....this machine is making me insane!---and a spontaneous decision to add a freezer-paper stencil to the mix. The tutorial is over at Laura Gunn's website, and it's ridiculously easy to follow. And my crates look like they shop at Pottery Barn.