I saw the cover of the new book Scandinavian Needlecraft, by Clare Youngs and fell in love with the bag featured. I drafted my own pattern based on the cover image, blended that idea with inspiration from those red, painted horses you see in Sweden (and Ikea!) and came up with this little bag:
It was such a fun project. Everything I was doing was a 'first' for me. I can't wait to make another!
My mom recently made me a book containing hilarious note, report cards and drawing from the first decade, or so, of my life.
My favourite part is the drawing section, where I found a drawing of my mom I'd done when I was 3 or 4. She had 3 kids under 5 years of age when I drew this, so I think the expression is probably accurate.
I copied the drawing and embroidered it onto some linen. I then took the completed emboidery and turned it into the pocket for a homemade shopping bag I made her.
I made a train cake for my boys, who celebrate their birthdays together (yay for me!). I've never done anything like this before, so I used the WWKD? philosophy (What Would a Kid Do?). Using that thought, I just covered it in processed sugar until I felt nauseated. The reactions? Total success.
This project has been kicking around on a few sites lately, but I used the instructions on Poopscape Projectshttp://www.poopscape.com/index.htm for my flowers. They are quick and fun and easy. And, if you're like me, a nice break from winter.
I am a mom of two little boys and losing mittens make the 'Dreadful Winter' even more irritating. I hate being ready to so and stuck looking for that one elusive mitt. I figured out a quick way to make a whole bunch of matching mittens that are reversible and mix-n-matchable. Don't have a left? Just flip a right over!
The photos kind of tell the story. It's not a ground-breaking design, that's for sure!
I've made a whole bunch for my boys. These fit both my 3 1/2 year old and my 1 1/2 year old. I whipped up these orange ones this afternoon in about half an hour. If you're interested in more details, like measurements and stuff, this is the direct link to the tute on my blog:
My sister loves all things nautical. She sailed tall ships as a teen and loves the ocean and everything to do with it. When I told my sisters that they had to choose a fabric collection for me to use as the base for a present, it was no surprise that she chose Odyssea by Momo for Moda.
So, I used the fabric to create a border and a super-fuzzy fleece for the backing. I embroidered two panels, (one for each pillow) and they became the centres.
My newbie stitching is very apparent here, but I think she'll like them.