"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Projects! and Inspiration

So I actually have been accomplishing a little something...

I finished another of the Birdie Stitches blocks. I think this was from March, though I'm considering it April's. You know, "April showers bring May flowers" and the May block is full of flowers.

I also finished the November block. This one seems a little plain to me, but I'm sure it will be fine with the rest of them. I really want to add some leaves or pumpkins or something around their feet though. Might still do that. It might help disguise the fact that I traced my pattern on crooked (I'm assuming I did anyway, as the little bird doesn't line up with the base of the turkey.)

I am especially pleased with the feather in his headband though. I put together one thread of each - red, orange and yellow, then stitched the feather. I think it gave it a really nice effect, and I'm sure I'll use that technique again.

Then there's this little project. I added a button caterpillar onto a long sleeved onesie for the baby. I think it's adorable. I saw this project somewhere online and decided to make it. I've recently gotten into using Pinterest, and it is so inspiring! I'm definitely addicted to it. But I think it runs the risk of making me think I'm being creative, while really I'm only admiring the creativity of others. So I decided to try to do at least one project from Pinterest each week. This ought to be fairly easy. There are recipes too, so in a pinch I'll just do one of those :P But the point is, I'll be creating new things I otherwise wouldn't have. I figure that's a good thing.

As for this onesie, I used a technique I've heard about but never had a chance to try. Once I picked out all my buttons and had the layout as I wanted it, I used a glue stick to fix my buttons onto the onesie. Once it was dry, it was a breeze to stitch them down.

Brothers... Sweet, sweet brothers :)

Ahh, the two year old... He gave him kisses. Then kissed him right on the lips ;) I'm sure someday when he reads this in our family year book, he'll love me for recording that!

He does love his food too. Two-fisted lunch. :) He loves apples right now. He'll eat the whole thing except for the stem.

Must have had food on the brain. He's trying to feed the baby the plastic toy food.