Friday, June 28, 2013

Three King Size Quilts: NEVER AGAIN.

I just finished my last king size quilt order that came through before I set my etsy shop to "vacation".    They make pretty good money-- but holy cow, I don't know that it's worth it.  They are a pain in the BUTT to topstitch.  I don't think I'll be doing a king (or queen!) custom quilt order unless I have one of the long arm monsters!

Skipping Herringbone
 This one is probably my favourite of the three.  The lady had picked out SUPER random fabrics for the front, so I wasn't sure how it would all look together, but she proved to be much more wise and daring than I!

 I think that the arrow one took the longest to make.  SO grateful that my mom was there that week to help me finish it!  I never would have gotten it done on time without her!
This one was the quickest to piece- but it was actually the hardest to topstitch.  With so much loose fabric, it's so easy for things to get bunched and pulled.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The locker beast is done!

My office had recently relocated, and they were ready to give up the old Ikea furniture and do something fun!  I took the task upon myself to do some projects to help out!  
There was a lack of storage space- particularly hidden storage- so I found these ugly lockers on KSL for a steal of a deal.  They were all rusty and dented, and there were some serious skeptics who weren't so sure that they could be turned around...
Challenged accepted!
Poppa White loaned me his wire brush drill head (is that the official name?), which really helped get all the junk off of them.

I painted the handles gold...

And the frame black! I then did an ombre yellow-blue spectrum.  I think that it turned out awesome!

Ta-da! What a difference!

These things were kind of a pain in the butt, and took for-freaking-ever, but I think I proved the skeptics wrong :)  This sucker will provide a ton of storage, and in my opinion, look pretty cool, too!