Feeling good about the current results. I was a little apprehensive when the elastic thread would not gather at the waist, instead I ran a few threads for gathering. I love the green fabric but may not have enough to make the Obi sash, my original plan was to use the shockingly pretty pink Heather Ross fabric, small conundrum.
Sewing (for them) :: We finally found a hat style they like and we only have the one in a cute Hawaiian print. I did a thorough examination of the current fave and sketched off a pattern and tried it out today.
I have been hoarding all my Heather Ross fabric for too long, it feels good to finally use it. It was a great nap time activity, not too much sewing, and when they woke up I had something to show for the time.
Owen immediately adopted it, refusing to even let Mace try it on for fit. He wore it from 3 p.m. until bath time.
I have never been so flattered in my life.
Knitting (for her) :: The sweet simple idea for a faerie dress has come together, the bodice is knit and I have too many yards of tulle floating around.
I love the fluffy stuff, so diametrically opposite from anything I have ever created for the boys.
Gathering :: Some blooms from the rose bush. Unbelievable, the fragrance that these huge flowers give off. Almost intoxicating.
I have spent many minutes of the last few days with my nose buried in them.
Organizing :: I inundated my craft library in the last few weeks and was feeling very very overwhelmed by all the ideas and possibilities and wonderful patterns and plans. I felt so paralyzed that I needed to take it all out, find the books new homes and open up a little more space for fabric and breathing.
The result is something new and nice, a bookshelf in our home reclaimed from toys, a corner space just slightly reinvented.
It seemed to work, as evidenced by the projects flowing. Spring cleaning has come to my crafting...but not to the whole home. That might have to wait until next weekend.
Reading :: Want to see the new books? I warn you, you might not want to place a huge Amazon order for all of them at the same time.
* Alabama Stitch Book
* Weekend Sewing
* Aranzi Cute Stuff
* Seams to Me
* Stitched In Time
The rest of this new week holds coaxing little veggies to grow big and strong in their new homes.
Making another sun hat out of orange doggie fabric. Finding more moments to participate in this new place I have found, a much better healthier social network than FB. Practice egg hunts with the boys. Following up with my 30 Days project for the boys. Deciding what to knit next now that my needles are empty (but my mind so full).
How is your week shaping up?