Here are little egg cards that I made the children. I did another one for a gift for a friend. These came from The Children's Year, and they were fairly simple to do. The brads are easy to find and I just started the hole with a strong needle. They have little pictures that show in the window as you turn the circle around.
Willow has been busy, herself, with a roll of duct tape, of all things. No wallets for her, but microphones, cassette tapes, a tape player, and a wall phone. She also sewed herself a satin skirt over the weekend that should make a nice slip in the years to come, and she made this sweet little Chinese-Japanese meal.
I made these pockets, also from The Children's Year, for the children's closet. The door is small, so the dimensions are different from the directions. The pockets are plenty deep, though, and they are well-pleased. It is fun to make many things in threes, and this quick project was a fun first thing for the new little old Singer that I have named "The Phoenix."
Lastly, knitting. Always knitting. I am in a mood of forcing myself to do it lately, to keep on keeping on when I am sitting down for quiet time or the last hour before bed. That way, my yarn box will grow more empty and we will be well-prepared for the Winters to come. And hey, we always have chilly weather any time of year, if we look hard enough. This is the Cyclone Hat, a kind of test knit of the pattern. I may give it to Mike or I may keep it for myself. It's knit with some really, really old acrylic, from back when they tried to make it act more like wool. It's soft and plentiful and free, which is all nice.
Now, it's time to craft a cleaner house so that we can do a little visiting this warm Spring evening. For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.