So there have been a lot of things keeping me busy these days, but what I’m going to talk about today are the sewing ones.
Yay for sewing!
It’s been awhile since I’ve used my handy sewing machine, but this month I was able to make not one, but THREE things. Simply amazing.
First, I made a birthday banner for my little guy. I got it from this book. I’ve made a couple things from it and I must say – it’s an awesome resource when I want to make something quick and without making a trip to the store for materials.
Then I made two projects from patterns purchased online. I had never done that before, and I must say, they were both successful.
The first one was so simple I’m sure I could’ve figured out a way to do it without a pattern – but I wanted to make sure it was something I’d be able to wear. A jersey-knit maxi skirt. Yay.
The coolest present I’ve ever made, though? This one takes the freakin cake.
Background: My niece is lucky enough to be growing up on a farm, a farm my brother and his wife just moved to. They’re raising pigs, chickens, and who knows what else. My folks are also raising beef there. So, Ada
will be is a farm girl.
It took me five nights after Henry went to sleep (and a couple days while he was awake) to do all.the.cutting of various pig parts, but dang if it wasn’t worth it. I almost didn’t want to give it to her. The whole time I was making it I kept saying, “Her parents will love this!” I didn’t figure a one year old child would care too much about any specific present. But dang if that girl didn’t love those piglets.
Without further adieu, meet….the pigs!
So, that’s my crafty story. I’m VERY happy I got the chance to do some crafting – here’s to hoping I get to do some more very soon!