because i took over 500 photos this weekend and will not edit them right away. i will share some of my favorites though from a busy weekend - these are all non-edited photos. not much to blog about, a busy week ahead and i might not be back here until friday for friday feature. stay tuned....
went to visit the barn in castle rock to attend the open house for the scrap-a-teeny-girls (click for full report) - they had a great turnout. it was SO good to see the girls again, it's been way too long. i wish them well, they have a great thing going - cheers to all of you!
the barn is really great - it was my first time going. i visited the many booths that people have in there and came across one common thing:
i spotted this cool burlap banner. it was GIANT in size. i'm going to copy it. i ♥ burlap as of late thanks to my recent burlap bag sewing. i'm just not sure how i will do the printed letters. thoughts? i don't have stamps this size.
it was a PERFECT day for henry's 3rd bday party at the colorado train musuem in golden. thanks to the schell family for inviting us to be part of henry's day. i took a LOT of photos but again, i'm only posting my non-edited favorites from the day as i work to edit all other photos...
and do you see that CUTE treeling that henry's daddy is holding in the 2nd to last photo there. of course henry had already opened all the COOL boy toys, trains, trucks, a soccer ball that was much more interesting than my handmade treeling - ha - the expression says it all.
i am however very proud of this treeling. i used the book that i have on loan from kelly to sew it. the book is called softies:
see how cute that tree is there. CUTE. i think i'll work on the whale next....
SO i had to try my hand at it too of course. my very first stuffed 'softie' - AND i used stuffing from an old throw pillow that i was too lazy to sew back together, PLUS i just needed stuffing, great way to repurpose. i did not name the treeling OTHERWISE i would have kept it. it was very hard to give it away but i know that henry will come to enjoy it over time.
what i learned:
- how to do a whipstitch
- how to do a backstitch - yet i feel like i'm already doing this?
- that i like using floss to sew details
thanks for letting me share.
have a great week!