What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, June 20, 2008

Toe dipping

After quite a long bout of no energy and motivation only to sleep and eat saltine crackers, I have noticed myself getting back into the swing of things more, even to the point of dabbling in my craft room! I haven't finished any monumental projects, more like I have just dipped my big toe into the water to test to see how it feels, whether I can hack it or not.

So far, it is the perfect temperature! I decided I wanted to make something for Bunkin and I was reunited with this gorgeous vintage-y baby fabric that just oozes cuteness when I was sorting through fabric. I bought a yard of it long before Bunkin was a speck in my eye, just because I loved it so.

I opted to make some burp clothes. Way more snazzy than the cloth diapers I used to use! Since we don't know (and won't) just WHAT Bunkin will be (in the form of gender, that is....we ARE hoping for human! hehe) I made them as gender neutral as possible. Blue ric-rack, but a pale blue. Purple Satin stripe and polka dots, but not too feminine that it can't be used for a boy.

And just for giggles, I experimented with styles. I love the satin ribbon and can imagine a newborn snuggling into it and feeling all warm and cozy with soft flannel and smooth satin rubbing against their baby soft cheek, but the boxy is not all that original. I like the shape of the other one better~ narrows at the shoulder and widens for coverage, at the bottom. So- I still don't know which is my favorite. Truth be told, looking at both of them makes me happy inside. That cute yellowfabric does that to me. And the thought of Bunkin actually using them. That does it too.

Not particularly crafty: but here to remind me to get into that mending box every now and again...

One particular day, actually-the first day I revisited my craft room in probably a month!, I had the itch to get the machine humming but I had NO idea what to make. I didn't really relish the idea of drowning in this huge project, either. I mean, the desire to do SOMETHING was burning within me. I just HAD to sew to feel better! Ever get that way, or is it just me?

My mind was blank so I opted to go through my mending box for inspiration and busywork. Wowza! I couldn't believe my eyes! I found three GORGEOUS smocked dresses that I bought at some yard sales last year (that I didn't know needed hemmed until I got home-not that it would have mattered much.) If I wouldn't have found them this summer, it would have been too late for Corynn to wear them-and that would be a shame!

That day, I mended 7 dresses for Corynn and two adult shirts in just less than an hour. (Corynn's armoir is now BRIMMING with dresses!)

It was A PERFECT way to give in to the 'stitch itch' and afterwards, I still got the fabulous feeling of accomplishment as I looked upon the huge pile of clothes, made wearable by me!

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