How did I get here?
January 14, 2009
I think most of us get into crafting after we have children. Many craft masters I’ve come across are stay at home designers who have left their profession. I’m a numbers gal myself. I dream they talk to me like old childhood friends. My husband is the actual professional designer but I was really never that bad at it before he came along. He even taught me how to use a sewing machine and no, he’s not gay. Anyway, I think this all stems from always wanting to create the things I never got to as a child. Now having a child gives us an actual excuse, or at least gives us a non-complaining model to test our creations on. I foresee my crafting future to include, ya know, the non-original basics. The tooth shaped pillow for when the tooth fairy comes, the Wubbzy halloween costume (fans go here) and the Muno shirt the dancing boys wear on Yo Gabba Gabba! And along the way I’ve met some real cool moms. I have been introduced to organic living, midwifery, nutritional medicine and an overall stress free (sometimes) and healthy lifestyle. I’ve become a new modern hippie. But, I still wear high heels, so maybe that doesn’t count. Most of all, it is better for the world and the soul. May I present:
In, pending approval.
Year One Old
Nothing makes anyone feel special on their special day like a crown. I’ve decided it’s a new tradition. Crowns for every birthday. Will design to the boy’s liking once he can talk. In the meantime, I’ve put together what I think symbolizes him the most. The front has a star pattern, one side has a tree for the nature boy. Other side has a snowflake cause he’s a winter baby. Only a newbie wouldn’t know that cutting snowflakes out of felt doesn’t come out as neat as expected. This one has sort of a non-symetrical snowflake. But he kept it on, so I guess he tolerated it enough.
Hug a Tree
Not a real one, though, ouch, splinters. Sister-in-law from the Sunshine Coast in B.C. sent this shirt for our little organic boy. From that birthed the stuffed tree toy. Everyone should have a tree to keep them warm at night. Go Canada!
I have been loving the branch mobiles, but I found the ones with birds and leafs to be a little too girlie for my little monster. I felt felt monkeys to be more appropriate. This one is hangs above the nursing chair in the boy’s room.