I have managed to actually complete a few projects lately. (Mostly by neglecting the laundry and the multiplying dust bunnies.) Marie's quilt was finished just before hurricane #1 and she even insisted on taking it on our wild evacuation ride. I am so glad that she likes the final thing... this is one picky kid.
These two sets of hanging pockets are something I have had in mind for the two younger boys for quite some time. They share a full size bottom bunk, and with three boys in one room, any little bit of private storage space is treasured. I used only fabrics from my stash and let them each choose the fabric for the one middle pocket that is different. (Letting them choose all the fabrics would have driven me batty and they are perfectly happy as long as they are "boyish".)
I am feeling the need to create more for the home and kids lately. For so long it seems that the majority of my creative energies were spent making things for gifts (for others - non family) or for sale. The kids get such a thrill when I take the time to make something just for them... it's so worth it.
I have been doing a few of their drawings in embroidery (a soulemama inspiration), especially the two youngest. The above is for the current 6 year old in the bunch. After watching me very closely for quite some time, he requested his own hoop and needle and really surprised me with how quickly he picked up the split stitch.
This is the beginning of a hat for Marie. I fell into the more familiar (to me) crocheting, rather than knitting, during our (stressful) evacuation time. I love how all these creams and whites look together, so very soothing.
I have also been doing quite a bit of baby sewing, but not the cute / interesting type. I have been replenishing my stock of cloth wipes by serging around some nice thick flannel and making a few new nursing pads. Necessary stuff.
Have a beautiful, early autumn day!