Making bits and bobs

27 March 2013

Ive been doing a few little projects here and there whilst our little-un has been having a kip or mellowed out (which lately isn't often as I think she has some teeth coming through). I have a billion and one ideas in my head, that sometimes its a bit overwhelming and I have to sit down with a cup of tea to calm down. Anyways, one thing I have been meaning to do for a while is to make a photo album of actual printed photos, of Pehr's first (well, first everything really!) year of life. I'm up to month 5.

I used my Pogo Polaroid printer, the pictures are adhesive on the back.
I did some pretty wobbly embroidery on the front, and its a bit padded.

Hopefully I will keep adding some more photos (hopefully)

Another thing I did that takes about 10 minutes of anyone's time, is to make one of those jam jar pin cushion things that I see everywhere. Its easy peasy. This jar had some gooseberries in it, so I'm glad I kept it. It came with a separate disk. I just cut out a circle of fabric, glued it over the edge of the disk leaving a gap, stuffed in some poly stuffing, sealed it up with glue. Then glued a circle of fabric to cover the scruffy bit. There's loads of tutorials on the web, if my description was as useful as a bicycle is to a fish. I might make one for my mister, as he does a bit of leather sewing sometimes (obviously not a flowery one though).

So Easter has crept up on us already! Its funny that we never celebrated Easter when I was a kid. I suppose its a religious thing and not being religious always passed me by (apart from eating chocolate eggs, don't need no official reason to do that though). 
Anyways, having a child, I want to make her childhood exciting and happy (within reason!) and I like the idea of Easter, celebrating spring, Easter egg hunts, Easter bonnet making...nice! Although I don't worship any god, I do believe in Nature is to be worshiped and celebrated.

So I have decided to start this weekend. Obviously our tot is too small to enjoy it really, but it will be good practise for me, it will be my first Easter too! Should I think of a different name for it? or will that be confusing? hmm.... 
Sorry to ponder out loud! x

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