This week I decided to throw in a little crafty something for myself. I fell in love with this trim at the fabric store last week and bought it without anything specific in mind. My new momagenda just arrived and I'm thinking about making a little cover for it. Nothing like making your planner a little prettier to motivate you to use it more :)!
Work on Matteo's birthday crown continues at a glacial pace, which I actually am enjoying quite a bit. It's a real treat to work slowly, meditate over what I'd like to put on there and use the little pockets of time I have to do a little stitching here and there. One morning this week I went over to a friend's house so we could work on our boys crowns together (her son's birthday is coming up as well) and it was SO fun to craft with a friend! I imagine it was like the quilting bees of old where women gathered and crafted in fellowship :). So far, I've just embroidered an "M" and sewed on a few leaf buttons. I'm trying to decide which fabric to use over the elastic on the back of the crown- brown w/red mushrooms or brown with polka dots... what do you all think?
Crazy picture, right? That's me at an old college semi formal 20 (YIKES- Holy Badly Permed Hair Batman!!) years ago! It's here because I found some use for the midnight blue velvet dress I was wearing... a royal cape for Matteo! I ripped the seams out of the bottom half of the dress and used the skirt for the cape. There was some metallic trim and gold braid in my scrap box (Yay me for finally cleaning out my craft area so I could find these treasures!) and I'm adding on a gold braid frog closure for the front. I am LOVING that this dress is getting a second life!