Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stitchin' Kids

In my last post I mentioned Matthew had been sick all week with strep throat. It was all week because even though I took him to the doctor Monday they didn't culture it and so it wasn't until Thursday when I took him back with huge swollen tonsils that it was diagnosed. It was a long week. I had to laugh though when my friend Circe left me a comment on that last post that she was sorry Matt was sick but she could hardly wait to see what crafts we had cooked up to keep him busy. Man, the girl knows me well! Granted it was about Thursday before he was even be interested but after that it has pretty much been a Harry Potter marathon with crafts thrown in.

First I found this great mosaic Discovery Toy at the thrift store. If you ever find one buy it, all three kids loved it.

Then I broke out the big guns. Embroidery. Yep, even for my boy. I was at Hobby Lobby one day and saw they had the old iron-on patterns I remember from when I was learning to stitch. I thought Brittany would love them.

This is her birdie lady she is still working on. And like her mother she has to have a second project going at the same time.

Matthew was with me that day and said he wanted the cars set. So I pulled it all out, we watched Harry and stitched. Really quite a lovely afternoon! Oh, and notice he couldn't wait for me to turn it into a pillow for him so he just thumb-tacked it to the pillow that goes on his bed. Now that is boy being resourceful!

I decided to try working on a project I have been wanting to try. I saw Amy's version on her blog. I loved the idea of doing little mini subjects in each 1 1/2" square. I wish I could have used the same sherbety, pink and green colors she did but then I wouldn't have any place to hang it in my house. I am really having fun with it. I forgot, stitching is very therapeutic. Now all I want to do is stitch and watch BBC shows. I decided to do every fun, pretty thing I could think of on it and maybe some different things to represent the members of my family. We will see how it turns out. The train is for Josh so far and the duck is for Brittany. The rest I just liked!


Circe said...

Those are all so cute and fun! Watch out for the thumbtacks, though, Matthew! Ouch! I love the sewing projects. It makes me want to sew, but I know I'd end up with another unfinished project. My theraputic activity is putting Ptolemy's birth announcements together. I know I'll finish that one! I'm glad Matthew is feeling better.

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love that you all were sewing together! What a great day! Sewing and Harry Potter.:) Sweet memories in the making. I hope your cutie is feeling better...

I love what you are making, Sweets! I saw that on her blog, too, and was inspired!:) Lori

Diane Duda said...

I miss stitchin'!. Can't even remember the last time I picked up my needle and floss. :(

Hope Matthew is feeling better.

love.boxes said...

You are such a fun mom!

Camille said...

I love the fun crafts. I bet my kids would enjoy that too.

Looks like I'll be coming out to Utah this weekend with my parents for Grandma Stacey's funeral. It will be a busy weekend, but it would be fun to see you. :)

sws said...

I remember those little stitching kits! I bet Ellison is a good age for that....I wonder if I have the patience to teach her? You are inspiring!