This weekend I got to participate in a real live craft swap (so far they’ve only been online). I made several “tea for two” sets that included a hand embroidered spring sheep mug rug, two hand stamped linen napkins and of course some tea in a little paper pouch. I received some lovely goodies in return too.
photo credit (Kim Riddle)
It was nice getting together with some crafty ladies, eating yummy homemade food and chatting about babies and birth and of course, crafts.
The rest of the weekend was a slow one. We stayed close to home because Jeff was feeling under the weather. We spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the beachy weather. And I got to finish a dress for myself and a little spring top for Ellie.
I’m finding children’s clothes are far more forgiving than busty adult women clothes. But, even if I may look like I’m five months pregnant (which I am definitely NOT), I’m still loving wearing clothes that I made for myself. And I’m hoping that if I keep at it, my skills will get better and they will fit me a little better. In the mean time, I’ll enjoy my creations for what they are, comfortable and, I think, pretty darn cute.
Ellie was quite the wild child on the beach. I think daylight savings and last week’s full moon was getting to her. She was like Max and Peter Pan’s Lost Boys all rolled into one. Oh my wild beachy child!
Happy Week to you friends!!
Oh my goodness, she looks like she was having a blast 🙂 Yay for your first in person swap, they are pretty awesome, aren’t they? I need to organize another one soon.
I love wearing clothes I have made for myself. Mine tend to be more knitted, then sewn, but I am hoping to sew up a few things for myself this summer. Material is waiting, I just need to pick up the courage to cut into it 🙂
great beach photos! what a capture! i think you look lovely in that top 🙂 and goodness ellie’s is adorable. the swap…. so exciting! you made and received some amazing goodies. i would love to attend an in person swap! i think in order to do that… i will have to host one myself… maybe this season? maybe 🙂