Just some things we've been making these days.........
A welcome baby gift of snail pants (oh-how I love those snails!)
...and a leaf lay(or play)mat/blanket. The inspiration for it was this.
a puppy towel for nephew pool splashing:
and a frisky little tomato date for a friend:
Having the formal schooling done for the year now, it is amazing all the little pockets of time here and there that I find for frivolous things like making.
This is great because there are lots of reasons to make and lots of people to make things for. Handmade gifts are the best kinds, you know. In fact, I have begun to feel like I am cheating when I give something that isn't homemade. A gift-giving guilt complex. (strange.)
And I am not the only one bitten by the bug. Seems these children take after me. For the cousins' first birthday, Andrew made this little bunny finger puppet (which he did all sewing and everything for):
And Corynn made this pillow.
She did the embroidery on her own, without my knowledge (which is why it is made with all-purpose thread instead of embroidery!) and then, after she showed me, I suggested she make it into a pillow, which she did with just a few glances over her shoulders from the Mama.
Unfortunately for me, these don't count toward my handmade Christmas goals.
I still have three of those to do...in the next 10 days! ;-)