Friday, October 27, 2006

Thinking Pink! (and purple, too)

My pink care package arrived in the mail the other day, making me so very very happy! My swap partner, Velleitypie, nailed me perfectly, from the outside of the box and mailing labels, to the buttons and rick-rack and embroidery floss inside. It felt like Christmas!! Thank you so much, Jen, you are wonderful! I also finally mailed my package today (bad girl, waiting till the last day!) so I hope my swap partner enjoys the pinkness. It was really too much fun putting those together. I'll also be mailing off the brooches from the Brooch swap this week. Check your mailboxes gals!

Since I had so much fun receiving/making those packages I made a purple themed one for my best friend in St. Louis. I have been missing her a ton lately, so I hope she really enjoys the purple care package that is coming her way. It was packed with so much love! expect more coming soon, darling friend! A Blue themed box is sputtering up there in my brain...or coffee

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Pretty Little Pins All in a Row

Or at least they will be pins when I finish them. They are cute, if not masterpeices. I think they will make sweet additions to jackets, purses, scarves, headbands, hairpins. You get the idea. The patchwork square pin I love because the colors are so bright and sweet. They are all for my brooch swap on
swap-bot, but I might have to keep Patch and crochet another one. Shortly after sewing up that pin my sewing machine decided to stop working for me. So sad!

It's nice to have these mostly done. I still need to get pin backs for them, but that has to occur another day as my munchkins are sick. :( My monkey-boy has been laying on the couch watching "Legos' (Go, Diego, Go) all after noon and my little peanut girl has been sleeping most of the day. They have to get better by the weekend as we have parties up the wazzoo! Saturday is Little Peanut's first birthday party and Sunday is our costume party. Fun stuff they won't want to miss, so we need to stay close to home for awhile.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Saga of The Superhero

My very first project since 1990 (ha!) was this cape for my son. My darling mother-in-law pulled out her sewing machine and some fabric and said "Make your boy a cape." after we had been talking about how much he would like one. So for an hour I cut and measured and sewed and made him a cute little cape.

Which, of course, he refused to wear. He stood still and let us measure him three times. He saw the fabric and exclaimed over it. He watched me cut it out. And when I walked up to him with the finished project the kid ran from me screaming. He refused to wear it then, he refused an hour later, the next day, the next week. I commented to my husband that if I made my sister (who is seven and his hero) a cape he'd actually wear his. He laughed, I laughed.

A few days later Little Sis stayed the weekend with us, so I made her her own super hero cape. I grabbed my boy's cape from the dress up bin and ran after him to see if he would wear it and he went running. I turned and tied Little Sis's cape on her and my boy looked at her, looked at his cape, looked at her, and said "I want my cape, momma." Well ok then, son.