When I joined the coaster swap at Ibby Bee , I imagined that I had all the time in the world to complete what should have been a super easy project, making 4 little fabric coasters.
And yet, somehow, it turned into a real challenge. I am almost embarrassed to tell you how long it actually took for me to complete those 4 little coasters, how much time I spent ripping out stitches (it's well into the hours range), and how many versions I went through before settling on this one.
I thrifted this darling vintage calico linen ages ago, and have been saving it, afraid to cut into it. It's perfect for this project, and everything was going along smoothly until my husband informed me that my computer died*. The blue screen of death. Many, many embarrassing tears were shed over the loss of several months worth of Jack photos (including Christmas morning), all of my links in my favorites list and more.
I should have stopped sewing right then.
But oh no, I didn't. I kept at it, because I was already late for the deadline.
Then I got the brilliant idea to use this perfect vintage trim and it was all downhill from there. Am I the only one who is prone to throwing fabric when I am sewing and it isn't going well?
In the end, I think they are super cute. But I am glad they are done. LOL
Jack wanted to help me take pictures. He is getting pretty good with his birthday camera, he can make his own movies even!
Here is his coaster shot. Not too shabby, eh?
I am also embarrassingly late in showing you the last Valentine from the Valentine swap. This one was made by Jenn at Crafty Mom . So cute!
*My husband was actually able to make the computer reboot somehow. It took forever, and it was scary, but the pictures are saved. It made me feel even more embarrassed about the crying.