Spring is here, and we're emerging out from under two snow episodes, that were wonderful, but very un Texas like !!!
A couple of inches both times ...... enough to play in and build snowmen and an active snowcano (just love those baking soda and vinegar experiments they did in Elementary School) ....... It's fair to say, that I no longer feel cheated of a real Winter now !!!
Snow Day 1 .... My Snowbabies :-)
Snow Day 2. Newly fallen snow
I have been busy, creatively creating. I haven't shared much though, as most of my makes have been gifts for friends, and I had to wait for them to arrive at their new homes before sharing them here on my blog ...... what's the point of a birthday gift if someone spoils the surprise !!!!
First up .... this adorable pin cushion/thread catcher combo ....
It turned out so well ... THIS is the pattern I used. I purchased it off Etsy. It was well worth the money spent, as the directions are so well written. The only thing I did differently .... and this only happened by chance ..... was that I didn't need to use the boning that the pattern called for. I did have it, and intended to use it, but the batting/heavy interfacing I used was really heavy, so the thread catcher stays open, without needing the boning in the rim. I have already cut out another one, to make up for another friends birthday, but I'm sure there'll be plenty more of these made over the next little while. I need one for myself :-)
Here's the birthday card I made to go with the gift. Really quick and easy, but I love it !!! Four rows of complimenting washi tape, and the negative image from a butterfly punch :-)
Happy Birthday Jill ...... Hope your day was full of fun !!!!!