Lately, I've been inspired.
|Twinkle Toes' first crocheted scarf with crocheted flowers. She made it for Measle, who picked the colors.|
Inspired by my girls and their awesome creativity.
|Have I got creative girls, or what? These are Measle's knit knee pads.|
|Twinkle Toes is crocheting articles for everyone in the family. Queen loves her hat!|
|We were so excited that we dragged her out of bed when her sister finished it.|
Inspired to make stuff, like soap.
Inspired to be more than practical.
Inspired to be creative.
|These samples are from two batches, one colored with cinnamon and chunks from that batch added to the next at trace.|
Inspired to sew?!
I've made several trips to the bookstore with my girls looking for knitting and crochet books for them. I think I first spied this book on my anniversary trip to the bookstore (it's an annual tradition.) If you know me, you know each new obsession has to start with a book! Anyway, this book is called Stitch by Stitch and it slowly introduces you to sewing one mini-project at a time. I bought a machine on Sunday and the kids and I got cozy in the living room and watched the DVD about a dozen times, pausing as needed. Finally, last night after Bible study, while Big D and the kids were still at his mom's house, I took the plunge and threaded the bobbin and machine! Here's hoping that's the hard part! So far, I've only sewn a stitch sampler and practiced curved lines. Next up is applique and then cloth napkins. If you sew, how did you get started? Did you start out as a complete beginner, like me? (I kept thinking, that's the back of the machine, as I watched the introductory DVD.) What helped you turn the corner? I'm very non-mechanical, if that's a word.