In January I had an intense desire to make stuff. We had several projects going on at once and I did my best to be patient while the kids helped.
This was our Christmas gift to Gram. We wanted to "doodle-stitch" things that Gram loves. Kaia drew Vinny, the cat. Sierra was in charge of the cake, we all sewed on the buttons and I did the rest. The tree is my favorite. It has four branches to represent her four kids and 14 apples for all her grand and great-grandkids. Then "FAMILY" sewn with beads on the trunk. The pillow screams "homemade by unskilled craftsgirls" but it was made with love.
This is one of 9 cards I made for card club last month. I just noticed this picture is upside-down. I spent lots of time cutting and sewing paper on my sewing machine and had a lot of fun. The background is my Valentines Day table runner I made a few years ago. Also fun.
These are the best. I didn't make them, my amazing friend Joy did, but she is my inspiration for creativity so I get to include her in this post. For Joy's son's birthday party she made each kid in attendance their very own super-hero cape (really high quality too!). My kids haven't taken them off. Kaia sleeps with cape and mask on. Thank you, thank you, Joy!