I am so glad it's Friday!
This week I learned that one kiddo has a cavity, another needs braces, that Ezra's new glasses fly off during taekwondo, that I have high cholesterol, that I love helping to chaperone Abigail's field trip, that bringing two guinea pigs to David's class requires much preparation, that I hate it when my server goes down every time the wind blows, and that I miss this space (and checking in with all your spaces) so very much. I am so glad to see this week come to an end and to spending a quiet weekend with my family. I will also carve out a bit of time to see what you all have been up to - because reading your blogs never fails to put a smile on my face and always leaves me so inspired.
On a crafty note, I love my milkweed shawl and I have worn it everywhere for the past two days. I love the way it looks, the color, and how soft it feels. This may have something to do with the gorgeous yarn from Shivaya Naturals with which it is knit. Thank you so much Heather. Most of all I love how perfectly it stays on - I really don't have to fix or rearrange it for hours. Who knew this little shawl would become the perfect fall accessory?
And last night I sewed two pillowcases for David's room because he's determined to sleep in a "pillow mom made" and has slept on this quilted sham for the past month. I really don't like washing the quilted sham all the time and when I saw this pillowcase post on Lisa's blog I knew that mama made pillowcases were in order. Thank you so much for the inspiration Lisa, because while I've sewn decorative shams for my kiddos' beds I have never sewn pillowcases because I always thought it was easier to buy them and that "no one would see the anyways." But it took Lisa's beautiful words about her family sleeping on, and traveling with, pillows they'd made to help me realize that it's not what others see that's important. What's important is that my guy wants to bury his little face in a pillow made just for him - by mom. See what I mean when I say your blogs inspire me and make me better?
I made the pillowcases using an envelope back closure because I only had 1 yard of each of these 2 prints and I wanted to get 2 matching pillowcases. I cut both yards in half and used the orange print for the back of the blue print fabric and the blue print for the back of the orange print fabric - making them kindda reversible.
I still ran out of fabric so I had to add yet another fabric for the second flap. I made this flap small because I didn't want it to become too busy with all the prints. I think they look pretty good - now fingers crossed that the kiddo approves!
Have a super weekend everybody!