Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crafty Things

Well, with limited ability to leave the house these days since little Myra hates doesn't like the car, I've had to find extra things to do here at home. So, on a craft spree I went!

I relearned to crochet and made these adorable hats for Myra:

I also made this hat for Myra that was slightly too small, but Angelica Pickles found it just perfect for her dolls. I think Myra was upset we were giving it away, ha!

I saw these flowers on a friend's Facebook page and had to have one. I had no idea where to get them, so I just figured out how to make them. I have quite a few now to sell, too. I can also make bow clips and I bought these headbands to go with both the flowers and bows. They also look great on her crocheted hats and this brown hat I bought. My big girls love them, too.

I learned to stockinette knit to make these adorable leg warmers for the girls' ballet class:

I made another sling for myself in my two favorite colors. I can't believe there was a time that I hated didn't like pink!

I added a panel to my wrap to fancy it up a bit, but I think I might take it off and put a different, more stretchy fabric instead....someday:

I actually made these prior to Myra being born, but since I'm showing off my crafty self, I LOVE them......my diaper bags:

I posted a lot of my baby bazaar stuff on Facebook this past month and have sold almost all of it! These are the taggy blankets I have left, though I still have lots of fabric to make more diaper bags, slings and blankets someday, too....maybe.

I didn't finish my Valentine's Day project with the kids yet. We are making felt sugar cookies, with sprinkles and all! They are going to be so cute, but I found out I didn't have the right beads so I have to get back to the store before we move forward with them. I'll post pictures when they're done!

Now I must want to finish a year overdue project for my dear friend, Cherry. Her baby boy is now almost....how embarrassing to admit....14 months old....and she STILL doesn't have her diaper bag I promised her! I could give all the excuses about how Christmas 2008 was busy, I found out I was pregnant in January and was sick for weeks, how spring and summer buzzed by, how tired and pregnant I was at the end of my pregnancy, and then how my baby was in the hospital and it's been a long 5 months, but...I won't do that. I'll just say I am a BAD friend and I WILL finish it THIS month. Love you, Cherry!

I have hopes of other fun projects this Spring, like Angelica Pickles' birthday, summer dresses to match all three girls, floppy hats for the two littles.....sigh.....

For some reason it is very satisfying to make something with your own hands. And, I think having a FINISHED project when my life as a Mommy is full of unfinished business like laundry, dishes and diapers, makes me feel accomplished, too.


G.L.H. said...

You have so many, many more FINISHED projects than I do. Though I must admit, I think I got more done when my kids were small. Somehow...

Mommy K said...

In just the past 6 months you have made 11 quilts, what are you talking about! You are light-years ahead of me. And your projects are much bigger. =) My idol...