(Don't you just love those little chickens?)
and some "Birthday Crowns" (thanks, Soulemama) for my kids. Well, Jude's is still in the idea stage. But here's a sneak peek at Violet's:
(recognize those flowers? They're from the Black Apple doll I made a few weeks ago!)
I love the notion of having a special birthday box where we store crowns, fabric garlands, a special plate and mug to be used by the birthday girl/boy ONLY on his/her birthday. Almost like unpacking the Christmas ornaments, right? After the blur of the past 5 years of pregnancies, births, breastfeeding, and sleep deprivation, I have this recurrent image of myself crawling out of a cave, blinking in the sun, and thinking "Oh! I'm back!" But these traditions will be introduced early enough that my kids will not remember a time without them.
What I find so satisfying about sewing is that you get a product quickly...you can make a set of simple curtains in one evening, for instance, whereas if you tried to knit them...well, you know me and my UFOs...