So I was finally able to find a home for this beautiful butterfly brooch I received as a gift a while back. It was from an antique dealer, as the story goes, and I have no idea the value, but the intricacy is awesome. I used green linen for the backdrop and then made a free-form flower from purple embroidery floss and as is the trend, I will leave it all in an embroidery hoop as a wall hanging. So pretty!
We have been pretty busy around here watching The Legend of the Guardians over and over, "I foretold you so" being our favorite line. So, I made some felt owlets for the girls to play with. There was a free pattern at moonstitches.typepad.com. Cute!
Okay, so I may have broken the rules of bookbinding, but I just love the way this clay bowl looks with the coptic headbands!! I got the bowl from an Etsy shop and just had to sew it with waxed thread, since that is my favorite part of all. I think I will have to teach myself how to make bowls now so I can keep doing this. It was super fun to make!
I am a huge studio Ghibli fan, so when I saw a free pattern online to make Totoro, I jumped at the chance. My kids have been watching the movie all week and were super excited too to get a toy Totoro! My favorite movie is still Howl's Moving Castle, but I love My Neighbor Totoro also. I made this with grey fleece and white felt for the belly. I was running low on cotton, but light stuffing makes him super huggable. Yay!
My parents are both really hands-on type of people. Growing up, my Mom was always sewing or making music while my Dad was remodeling the house or wood working. I finally tried my hand at sewing and have really liked it so far. My kids really cheer me on! I am just getting into the book- binding hobby and think I have finally found my niche. Thanks for looking! :D