Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Handmade Love

I think it goes without saying that my mom enjoys making and giving handmade gifts (has anyone noticed that she and the girls seem to be the only ones doing any "making" lately on this blog? Ahem.  I do have a project in the works, hopefully to be shown off soon).  These hats were given to the girls for Valentine's Day and they have been worn pretty much non-stop ever since.  Often by mid February in Atlanta Spring has sprung, but not this year!  I think these little hats were the perfect thing to bring something fresh to the few more weeks of winter we are apparently going to have to tolerate.  The pattern is a free one on the Spud and Chloe website, Heart on a String.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Blog Love on Love Day

I have mixed feelings about Valentine's day.  It annoys me to no end that it's a packaged and commercialized fake holiday, but I absolutely love the chance to make handmade valentines!  It is a popular holiday for small handmade items and the inspiration on blogs is limitless.  Also, I started my blog on Valentine's day 2008 with this project, continued the handmade tradition in 2009 with owls and cats, and used this idea for our 2010 symbols of love...

The girls get really excited about making valentines for their classes.  Hopefully they are learning a little bit about love in the process.

Thank you all for visiting my sewing, knitting, and random pieces of craftiness blog.  I love you blogland!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

1 thru 31 of 365

We really did make it thru a picture a day for January.  I'm really liking having a little tidbit from each day, even though some days nothing is really going on or you are too tired to think of something to take a picture of.  Looking back on the month as a whole encourages me to keep going...

If you want to see descriptions you will have to go click on each picture in my set on flickr, I try to say something about each picture.

My 2010 365 Set

Jay's 2010 365 Set