"Making It" Week 2

I thought it would be sooo easy to do one challenge from each week of "Making It" on NBC. This freaking hometown terrarium almost did me in. I don't have access to classic terrarium supplies in Donnelly, Idaho, so I had to wing it. I used paper that I painted. I created a scene of me, my first truck, and two dogs up in the Boise foothills. Back in the 1980s, I was full of teen angst and walking in the foothills with my dogs really made it all slightly more bearable. It was also the first time that I took my Pentax K1000 camera and played around. Now, I'm not thrilled with the result, but sometimes, you just gotta get the sucker done. #makingit #makingitwannabe #sojelly #craftyAF #boisehometown

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"Making It" Week 1

Well, I tried out for NBC's "Making It" and shocker... I didn't get cast. So instead of stewing in a pot of bitterness, I decided to try a challenge from each week. On Week 1's episode, they challenged the designers to create a 3D animal version of themselves. I decided to make a giant squid out of fabric I had printed. I thought I'd put different items in the squid's hands that represent all the things in my life that are important to me. However, the three hours got the better of me so I had to scramble and go with Plan B - 8 different cocktails. #makingit #makingitwannabe #sojelly #craftyAF

Grandma Birdie's Crazy Quilt - Hand drawn by me

So I got this awesome crazy quilt that my Great-Great-Grandma Birdie made in 1970. It is super groovy and super ugly in the best way. I wanted to start quilting and thought this would make a great point of inspiration and departure. I hand drew her entire quilt with black fabric marker and then did free-motion quilting to finish it off. It was great fun, and I liked it so much, I submitted it to Uppercase magazine - and they published it in their July/Aug/Sept 2018 issue! Here are some photos of the original quilt, my version of it, and the Uppercase article.