JA and I have had the privilege to be working on several different projects over the last couple of months. We've had a lot of fun working together and spending time with each other while getting things done.
Here are some of the projects we have completed:
For Mother's Day, JA wanted me to make matching outfits for us girls. So I attempted to sew a sundress for each of the girls, and a skirt for myself. It ended up saving a ton of money -- The two dresses and skirt cost a total of $4
We purchased a beanbag chair for the reading corner in the girls room. However, it was an ugly grey. So, I took some fleece I had on hand (leftover from a tie blanket I made a few years ago -- Elizabeth, does it look familiar?), and I sewed a cover for it. Total cost -- $0
JA and I have so many books that we don't have nearly enough shelf space. So, JA built two bookcases (I only took a picture of one of them). The cost was a bit pricey at about $200, but to purchase two big bookcases like this would have cost a whole lot more. This was probably the project we spent the most time on, but it was a blast -- staining the wood, and putting it together. JA even let me drill and help put it together.
The girls bathroom has been without a curtain since we moved in. So, I finally broke down and bought some material and ribbon. Borrowing this idea from Alicia, I made a curtain for the bathroom window. I only covered the bottom half of the window so we could get sunlight in during the day and conserve on the electricity. Total cost -- $4
And this project was a no brainer. I took some of the left over material from the curtain, and tucked it in over the back of the toilet. Cost -- $0
Some of the other projects we've started/completed include building a flowerbed in the backyard, cleaning up after the storm (okay, so it's not a big project but it was necessary).Of course my garden that you've seen in other posts, and a few other small things.
I know several of you are wanting to see the quilt I've been working on for Andy's room. Well, that has had to take a back burner to several other things that needed doing. But, hopefully I'll have it done in the next month or two -- I'd better, b/c I'm joining a quilting group, and if I don't meet my goals on my quilt each month I have to buy everyone a fat quarter of fabric. And since I don't like spending lots of money, I'll be trying hard to meet my goals.
What are some projects you have been working on lately.