Sunday, July 25, 2010

what have you been up to?

What have you been doing these last few days?

Heather made this Mickey Mouse. So cute. She used double-sided tape to stick the beads on the paper. Clever.

I made this skirt for Heather's friend Maddy's birthday. We paired it with a black tee-shirt. There's a little bit of a story behind this skirt.

Suzanne was making herself a skirt. She miscalculated, the skirt ended up a little small, and she didn't have enough of the black polka dot fabric to fix it. So she gave me the too-small skirt. I cut a little off the sides and moved the waist down and Stephanie was the proud owner of a new skirt. Suzanne also gave me the extra floral fabric as well. I had some red polka dot material so I used that to make Heather a skirt. It wasn't until I was all done that I realized I had the same black polka dots! Suzanne bought herself some more fabric to try again. The three of them wore their skirts to school on the same day ~ all with a black tee. Maddy told Heather she wanted a skirt like that. So, I bought more of the floral fabric and ta da! One for Maddy too ~ and a black tee.

Aiden's first birthday party was this weekend. I made him a Kidlet and filled it with books, a coloring book, and crayons.

I am a firm believer that children should be introduced to crayons when they turn one. You are never too young to start to create! This is my favorite gift for one-year olds.

I made some more dishwasher magnets for the shop. I also made a few patchwork zipper pouches. Head on over to check them out.

And as an added bonus, I've almost conquered Mt. Washmore. Someday. Someday soon.


Suzanne said...

Aiden loves his bag and his crayons! Thank you Aunt Andrea!

Carpool Queen said...

That Kidlet is ADORABLE. I wish I had half your craftiness. I'm almost ready to get a sewing machine.