Saturday, June 21, 2008
I found a wonderful pin cushion on Flickr made from a bottle cap. After looking around, I was led to the artist's profile and her tutorials. She has a blog, too. I was so entranced that I made one right away and ordered a book as well. Totally adorable and easy to make!
When I was younger, I made all of my Christmas gifts and cards. Part of the reason was to save money, but part of it was to give hand made gifts to people I cared about. I have seen gifts in friend's and family's homes that I made more than 25 years ago. I do make and sell complicated make-do pin cushions myself, but I think these little ones are precious and would slip nicely into a sewing box.
When my life became more hectic, I made less and less gifts. Now I feel like I would like to make more gifts for more people. I do make and receive wonderful gifts from doll makers but I would like to extend beyond that circle of friends.
The weekend has rolled around . The first day of summer was storm filled and today will be ultra humid. I have adjusted to all the dental work (sort of) and have moved on to other things. I had a mountain of real life correspondences and other things to keep me busy the past few days.
Enjoy your day--and enjoy your weekend!