Saturday, March 20, 2010

A very crafty Saturday.

It's the weekend! Love the informality that most weekends give us...no packed lunches, no after school activities, no notes from school to deal with, and lots of time to chill :)

Saturdays we usually like to kick around at home, doing the things that we each like to do. For me, that means a little stitching...


I decided that my stitchery for 39 squares just wouldn't be complete without a little tricycle...just for the cuteness factor!

Lydia has had a little stitchery project that she has been working on too...

...and it required her to learn French Knots. She picked them up surprisingly quickly...I think she's a natural :)

After some practice, she got stuck into finishing her project. We washed it, laced it onto the backing board (I don't like using glue on stitching projects, so use the old-fashioned technique), and put it all together. Look how beautiful it is...


Her stitching is something to be proud of...and she is :) I've had several of these wooden boxes sitting in my crafty stash for years...perfect for her bedroom.
Riley, in the meantime, got busy with some origami. We borrowed some new books from the library for him, and he was quick to raid my paper stash this morning. This is him in action...



He is taking some pictures of his creations right now, with the intention of writing his own (and very first) blog post on here...that will be something for you to look forward to ;)
And the little Missy? She kept busy making a thankyou card for a special Aunt of hers who sent her a beautiful gift this week...but we can't show you that just yet :)
Are you finding some time to craft this weekend? I hope so :)
TTFN xxx


3 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a crafty lot you are!! Lydia's stitching is totally amazing - so neat and even. Her treasure box is beautiful. Love the little tricycle block - such a fun reminder of childhood. Hope you continue to ave a crafty weekend!

C'est Magnifique said...

I love your little red tricycle, reminds me of my childhood... and my now 19 year old daughter's childhood! Your daughter should be very proud of her little stitchery project, it looks like an expert made it, I think you're right... she is a natural!

Tania

Leisa@Scrapsidaisy said...

Oh Lydia - I can't do French Knots - seriously - I have tried and tried and the cotton just pulls through - you are amazing! You should be very very proud of your box and if you ever get sick of it Aunty Leisa will look after it for you (giggle). Fantastic bike Susan - oh the memories that one evokes - still have the scars on my knees! I am so pleased Miss M loved her gift!