I'm just about finished with this sweet bunny and her mate is waiting, patiently, to be pieced together (hopefully that will happen before Easter gets here). I used two patterns to make her -- this one for her body and head, and this one for her ears. And for her skirt, I used the scalloped edge pattern from Crochet Adorned. She is worked up with Stitch Nation's Full O'Sheep wool yarn so she is extra soft and fuzzy, just like a bunny should be.
Martha's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fiber Crafts has been on my hold list with library for months now. I was so happy when it finally came and it was certainly worth the wait. It's full of beautifully 'Martha" simple projects and just looking through the pages has rejuvenated my motivation to sew something. And the timing couldn't be better because in a few weeks Elsie is hosting another Kids Clothes Week Challenge. (hence my other books Carefree Clothes for Girls and Absolutely A-Line) My kids are always in need of new clothes when the seasons change and summer clothes are the funnest kind to make. Come to think of it, I am really the one in need some new summer clothes. Anyone want to start an Adult Clothes Week Challenge that I can join in?
Head on over to Ginny's blog to see what others are reading and stitching right now.
Planning for my transition from working to staying home has consumed all of my thoughts lately. I still have two more weeks of working to go and I am certainly counting the days.
On top of all this change, we turned over a second garden plot that will be dedicated to pumpkins and corn. Expanding our tiny homestead is exciting stuff but it also comes with even more thought-consuming planning. The only successful, semi-crafty sewing project I've manage to complete lately was this canvas pouch to hold the seed plates for our new EarthWay seeder (my husband's new favorite gardening toy).
Just a simple pouch with a velcro closure, but it does the job and saved us the cost of purchasing one. It also made my husband so very happy because it was the first thing I've sewn exclusively for him. ( I really wanted to applique something colorful on the front but then thought better of it, it wouldn't be very manly after all)
Now his corn will pop up in straight, neat rows and all of his seed plates will have a place and not be lost out in the garden.
I really like to be able to create something with the resources I already have on hand, that sloves a problem and makes life a little easier for someone I love.
Hopefully, I'll be back to posting about more creative projects soon. But, for now at least, I'm sticking with the more frugal ones.