Here's that sail I said I was going to make:
A sail boat! I mean, sail bed!
A good excuse to finally use my trusty steering wheel buttons... purely for embellishment. No buttoning required of these fancy fancies.
Ambrose didn't act as excited as I imagined he would when I was done and I felt lame staying up the night before stitching my little heart out just to have him shrug at it. The next morning though, he ran into where I was sleeping and told me he sailed in his dreams! haha He's currently playing Captain Hook on his bed with Smee (Asher) as I type this. Oh good. Sometimes crafts seem to be more for parents than the kids they are supposedly created for and I really didn't want this to be one of those cases!
Thanks to my pal Kristi for donating the perfect white fabric to the cause. She saw 7 yards of white fabric for $2. She bought it. I understand the impulse. What a steal!
Ok, and now to give credit to another pal- my Mel P. She "slaughtered a sweater" way back when and I wanted to do it too. My sweater was too short to wear by itself and too hot to wear with a shirt under it.
I chopped it and hand-stitched some trim on. It's easy and now it's not too hot or too short. I love! Try it sometime.
Hmmmm.... what else? Oh yeah, I inherited a monstrous flannel board collection and so I spent hours cutting these out:
Remember these? I am so excited to have my own set! We'll use them to teach our primary class and for FHE. Thank you Beth! So awesome! It even had a quiet book to go with it that Ambrose and I just put together yesterday.
I have wool felt coming in the mail soon to make another crazy, cool quiet book I dreamed up in the shower one day! TMI? Sorry. It's gonna be cool though. But it will take me a while to finally finish. I'll show you when I am done Mom. And anyone else who cares. :)
Oh and last but not least (Can you handle more craftiness? Try not to vomit. I am almost done.)
My friend Katie tipped me off about this handy contraption (found at good old Walmart):
and now my thread has a happy home instead of being all balled up and tangled in a grocery sack in some container. AWESOME! It was making me pathetically happy to put this together before bed last night. Thomas was laughing at my glee.
Ok, I'm done for now. Have a crafty week and a nice life!