Sunday, March 8, 2009

Crafty Fridays

Dfk and I have been getting together Friday mornings and engaging in crafty activities while our kidlets run amok. The first Friday dfk was supposed to paint the girls' faces, but only her daughter was into that...Then dfk busted out the candy-making supplies and Bug thought that was a much more worthy pursuit. They made white and yellow flower lollipops.
The next Friday, dfk and I made no-sew tutus for the girls. It was so much fun and they turned out great. It was a delight to see the girls bounding around and twirling in their little ballerina get-ups.
The next Friday, we sewed! This was my very first sewing project and it turned out to be just what I needed to gain confidence and get a feel for my sewing machine (which, up until now, has loomed in the closet, all mysterious and kind of scary; a big white machine lurking and calling my name with a lilting raspy voice: "Elle....ELLE...you better use me....you bought me 6 years ago and never used me....what a shameful waste of money...". Well. It turns out, sewing (and my sewing machine) really isn't that scary. Especially if you have your mom teach you how and stand right next to you on your first straight stitch run. Dfk worked on an adorable blanket for her youngest son, and I made these burp cloths to give as gifts at some upcoming baby showers:
Here's me, the nauseatingly proud beginner:
This coming Friday we're going to make some more tutus because, well, a girl really can't have too many tutus.

3 comments:

Meghan said...

Oh Linda, you are too cute. I wish I was there with you, crafting away! :)

Rich said...

I just wish I were crafty. I can't do much and I don't have much time either. Maybe that's the reason I'm not so crafty in the first place.

I think your projects turned out great though! They look like so much fun!!

Lisa said...

Good job!