Friday, May 1, 2009

Easter Basket

I knew a few weeks have gone by since Easter, but it's been such a busy few weeks! I've been so busy finishing up school that I've hardly been able to keep up with my crafting, much less my blog.

So here it is, my custom made Easter basket! The basket itself is made with nylon yellow upholstry fabric and the thickest fuseable pellon I could find. The body of the basket is square, with the corners folded up like little petals. The handle is attached with little blue buttons that match the blue Easter grass.

The basket is full of Starburst, small Snickers, a little bunny bag filled with jellybeans, a chocloate bunny, and an egg with packets of pop rocks. The presents are a Joker toy and Michael J. Fox's book "Always Looking Up - Adventures of an Incurable Optimist." I just finished reading the audio version from iTunes, and let me tell you, it's so much more fun to listen to his voice.

I've mostly been working on projects for school lately, writing my thesis and keeping up with my classes. I have a couple of knitting projects in the works that I'll post pictures of when they're finished. One is the Flame Hat that's finally coming along, and the other is a star-stitch headband that I've designed myself. And of course, Tubey might last forever.

The next major project in the works is my big move to Vegas. I've been scoping out apartments online, finding furniture on Craigslist, and planning my route.  I haven't started packing yet - it'll be interesting to see if my clothing or all my fabric & crafting stashes take up more space in the car. Which leads me to another point - why is it so daggone hard to buy a used car?

And an update on an earlier post: the folks at Ravelry presented Mo Rocca with his handknit non-itchy sweater at the last taping. The episode hasn't been broadcast yet, but you can check out the video at the Wait, Wait website

And I'd just like everyone to know that I'm watching Ghost Whisperer as I type this.... and Jennifer Love Hewett is wearing a headband with pheasant feathers on the side - just like my hairclip, but without the turquoise stone accent. Perhaps once I get the rest of my life more organized, some feather hair accessories will be in order.

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