…But actually finished! I was lucky to be selected to participate in the 60-Day Project for the incredibly super-cool-as-heck Shellyfish. The idea behind the project is to send Shel’s mom, who recently had a milestone birthday (her 60th!), a series of gifts from volunteers over 60 days. I love this idea and think it is very creative. I hope Shel’s mom is enjoying her steady flow of love from bloggers around the world. My gift goes in the mail today:
A beautiful ball of organic cotton and linen yarn (because she knits), pretty color, isn’t it?
A homemade card.
And, a few Snickerdoodles!
Hooray! Oh! And Happy Earth Day!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a completed project to share this week. I am still knitting the wormy/snake I posted about last month. I have made several new cards, sewn up some reusable bulk food bags, and spent quite a bit of time thinking about what to do with this fabric:
I absolutely love owls and this fabric is covered with colorful, sassy owls! My sister gave this to me for a birthday gift, and I can’t figure out what to make. Suggestions? I think there is a yard of fabric, but I have not measured to be sure.
And, since I can’t share my creations, here is a photo of a turtle my nephew made. I received this for my birthday as well, and I absolutely love it!
Too cute, right?!!!!
I also recently purchased a new book from Herbivore called Make Your Place. This book is full of recipes and tips for creating your own eco-friendly health and first aid items, cleaning and body care products, and even some useful gardening tips. There is so much great information packed into this little book! It will lead you toward living a much more sustainable, simple life without relying on toxic commercialized consumer products. Hooray for that!
You should probably get yourself a copy.
I think the lazy gene has corrupted me. I keep meaning to share my crafty projects progression as part of W.I.P. Wednesdays, and I keep forgetting. My current project is a simple knit worm/snake. His final length will be almost four feet (!), and he will have some fun blue eyes sewn on his head upon completion. This is a pattern that incorporates knitting, purling, increasing, and decreasing. I’m not sure what his role in the apartment will be, I was thinking perhaps he could be a draft stopper at the base of our front door. It’s all up to him though, isn’t it?
Make sure to take a peek at what other crafty folks are creating!!! Maybe you’ll get inspired?! I hear that there is also a mighty fine Flickr page set up for sharing crafty photos of crafty stuff.