My Craft Projects
I enjoy casual crafting and occasionaly throw myself into big projects. Here are a few of my favorites:
Quilt for Baby David
My dear friend gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and I wanted to mark the occasion with a handmade keepsake that celebrated his Alaska heritage. I modeled my project on the the recently-issued Alaska state quarter and embellished it with tactile elements to stimulate his experience with it.
Living Room at Christmas
High on the success of a group effort to create a king-size applique quilt in honor of a kindergarten class, I fashioned the following wall-hanging as a gift for my parents. It depicts their living room at Christmas, complete with a favorite chair, Sydney Lawrence painting, Norwegian flags criss-crossing the tree, and three-dimensional sheer curtains.
I had the delightful opportunity to assemble two incredible photo albums for the sons of my friend, scrapbooks which chronicled a few of the highlights of the first 18 years of each of their lives. In total, I created two massive 18-year memory albums from five 14-gallon tubs of photos and memorabilia. In the four weeks I spent on this challenge I watched mere babes bloom into young men, aided and surrounded by love and opportunities.