Thursday, June 17, 2010

Home-sewn gift

Here it is, already Thursday night!  Where o' where has the week gone?  Oh yeah, that's right, it was spent with a 3 year old whirling dervish chasing robins, playing Chutes and Ladders, going on walks with friends, and actually chipping away at the massive cleaning our home so desperately needs.  Yes!  It's been a good week.

To start the week off right I attended a super fun baby shower for a former coworker.  Since we'd already had the "work shower" where a bunch of us went in on some items from her gift registry, I decided something home sewn would be in order for this soiree. 

Here was my creation (their last name begins with "D" and they're having a boy.)  I loved it!!  Fun to do (albeit a bit frustrating when my tension went awry and made holes in the shirt, so I hand stitched a blanket stitch around the area to fix it.)  Mom-to-be was very surprised by the gift considering she didn't know I sewed, and that made it all the more special.  I have 3 more friends with babes on the way and I'm excited to try another project or two or three!  Not a big investment of money goes into a gift like this, but a huge investment of LOVE certainly does, and that's why it's so fun to give (and to get.)  Right?!

With Father's Day right around the corner I'm looking for some fun ideas O and I can do for dad.  Any thoughts you're willing to share?  Post away!!  Have a super weekend, everyone. ~J

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love it ! love of time, thought and your tender creativity ! thanks for sharing your ideas.