Monday, January 31, 2011

Bird Mobile

Since I've started crafting, I have been taking a look around at what other crafters are doing and posting.  One my favorite discoveries is Maggie and Sparrow.  Kathryn is a quilter from Down Under, who hand quilts all of her projects.  I think they are gorgeous.  Her mobiles caught my eye and seeing as I have no travel plans to Australia in the near future, I thought I would try my hand at my own.  You can see one of hers here.

I chose birds as the theme I just love these little birds.  I think they are so sweet.  These little birds are on my daughters snuggly quilt that my mom made her when she was born. 

Here's my daughter's little corner of the house.  She shares a room with us, but I still tried to make a nice little nursery corner for her.  The fabrics for the mobile are the same as the stuffed letters I did with her name this fall.

Here's how the mobile turned out.  I took a lot of shots of it, trying to get it in the best light.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Daisy flower birthday cake

My daughter turned one today - this is the cake I made for her.

sneak peak of what I'm crafting on

Cute!  One of a few little birds that will become a mobile for my daughter's room.

Monday, January 10, 2011

How do you Craft?

I'm just curious if others have a craft group of sorts?  It used to be that quilting circles and sewing bees were common things, but not so much now.  Am I mistaken?  Or has the internet allowed a resurgence of crafting 'together' but still apart as we meet online to share and mail away?  I've been attempting to host a twice a month "Stitch and Bitch" group with some success.  The other women who have come have enjoyed it, I know I certainly have.  And I'm hoping it continues.  What about you?  Do you craft alone? or with others?
Most of my crafting happens at night after my kiddos have gone to bed and I get an hour or two to myself.  Are you like that?