Sunday, 15 November 2015

Tooth Fairy Pillow #2

Several years ago I made a tooth fairy pillow for Logan.

Now it's Lane's turn. She insists that she has wiggly teeth. And they could possibly be wiggly... but I think at this point it's more in her head. She has such a strong personality that she might actually will those teeth out of her mouth. She really really really wants the tooth fairy to pay her a visit. She wants so much to be like her big brother.

So I decided it was time even if those teeth weren't coming out any time soon. Well... maybe Lane decided it was time. She needed a tooth fairy pillow so that she would be ready.

It's made in a similar style to Logan's. A pocket on the front for the tooth. And a large pocket on the back to house the sweet sweet money that the tooth fairy leaves behind (and maybe a note).

I like that the pillow can be hung on Lane's doorknob. You know... so the tooth fairy doesn't disturb her when she sleeps. ;)

Monday, 9 November 2015

Iron Craft 22: Fall is Falling

This week's challenge:

"We have had a glorious fall here in Minnesota and, even though snow is predicted for today, I’m not ready to stop celebrating it. For this challenge make something inspired by fall. You can use the fruits of fall, gourds, leaves, dried flowers and seeds; the colors of fall, red, browns, yellows and oranges; or maybe the scents of fall, bonfires, cinnamon and apples."

This week I was looking outside at our tree int he front yard and marveled a bit at all the birds that are attracted to it. The tree is bare now because all the leaves had fallen in the past few weeks. All that is left on it are the berries. The birds love these berries. They aren't so interested in our tree when it has it's red leaves on it in the summer. But they flock to it in autumn and winter.

Thee tough birds that don't migrate south and decide to stick it out in Winnipeg in the winter are what remind me that autumn is upon us. They feed off of those berries all fall and winter.

So here is my autumn bird project:

Meet Stevie the autumn bird. I made her on the prettiest autumn colours I could find (including orange which is my very favourite colour). I bet she would love to hang out on our tree and eat those berries all day long much to the chagrin of our cat who watches them from inside and plots about the day she might escape and catch those birdies!

What reminds you of autumn? Is is the cinnamon and apples? is it the leaves falling? Is it that crisp feel in the air?

To see the fall is falling projects from all the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Making of My Mukluks - Part 2 - Finished!

So after 6 classes, I have a pair of finished mukluks.

I'm so proud of myself for learning a new skill.

Check them out:

They fit perfectly. I love them so much.

And I'm even more proud of myself for pushing through my anxiety and actually taking a class with a friend when my natural instinct is to hide away at home and not bother with the scary social situations.

And I got a fantastic pair of boots to show for it. I

I have 3 more kits waiting for me to make. One of each of the kids and one for Terry. We're all going to have the nicest winter boots this year.