I have really been enjoying my recent embroidery projects, with so many ideas coming through me!! I made a deal with myself that I am not to begin the larger projects until I take care of the paperwork and accounting for Jayson's business. Sewing is just much more enjoyable than sorting through receipts!
In the meantime, I am happily distracting myself with little projects. Recent thrift store finds are being turned into clothing that Leaf enjoys wearing, and I have that Mama-satisfaction of seeing my little one prancing about in something that my hands have lovingly touched.
A simple brown dress. I added some flying birds using a favorite old T-shirt that finally fell apart, cutting out the shapes and just sewing on. Nothing fancy, but I find it very pleasing (minus the wrinkles).
A plain T-shirt. Leaf is so into cats and wants to wear cat shirts every day. To replace the hot pink "Hello Kitty" shirt from grandma: I used the same old T-shirt as the previous dress and cut out a silhouette of a cat; sewed it on and added some whiskers with embroidery thread. I prefer these simple designs. It's L's new favorite shirt (sporting the very wrinkled look as well).
Another jumper and work-in-progress. This is a shot of the back, what I have accomplished so far with embroidery thread. Hmmm, I'm not much into ironing, can you tell?
I love the fact that a package arrived yesterday from my grandmother, and guess what was inside?
I also found some old wool sweaters and coats that were tattered and in pieces. I turned them into bluebirds for the spring table, and they have already laid some eggs! I see more of these coming soon to give as gifts to my dear friend who is healing from surgery.
Other magical finds, a lovely quilt and spring-themed books.
I Love My Little Storybook is one of the sweetest stories, a new favorite of mine.
Wishing you a Happy Spring, a Magical Full Moon, and may you find some treasures and pleasures this weekend.