Happy birthday to my sweet niece! I can’t believe it was two years ago that I videotaped her amazing and beautiful birth at the home of my brother and sister-in-law. I crocheted the flutter sweater as a gift for Maggie, and it looks completely adorable on her. The bottom and front edges curl up on purpose in a really cute way. The pattern was easy, but it was such a start-and-stop project for me that it took forever. I’d intended to give it to her for Christmas but couldn’t find my hooks in the move, so it became a birthday gift instead. I did it in a lightweight organic cotton yarn so hopefully she can wear it on in to warm weather.
I mentioned in my last post that I got some new tees to craft up for summer. A friend pointed out that they are also very nice plain–which they totally are. These two shirts remained plain (and nice) all winter while I meant to do something to them but never got around to it. These came from Target months ago. I finally took some time to embellish them this week, and here are the results. On this green one I appliqued some owls on a branch by using fusible web and the zig-zag stitch.
And while I was doing that–just so no one thinks I have more hours in my day than any one else–my house descended into utter chaos. The kitchen came to look like it had never been cleaned, the girl fed yogurt to the boy in a messy and indiscriminate manner, and the boy “painted” my sofa with his yogurty hands. There is, um, no place like homemade!