the girls are cozy altogether in their carrying box equipped with air vent. i hope to add a few more to the group before the weekend. we shall see…
i know, it’s seemingly a strange season for picnic placemats but if you have a toddler then you know how impromptu the snack stops may be and you may also have some first hand experience with less than clean picnic tables and eating areas. This style of picnic placemat has found a regular place in my day bag as i set out with my toddler on daily adventures. i’ve used a lot of heavier cottons for the exterior and a cotton linen blend for the front. Each placemat has a food related fabric pocket for utensils. (wooden fork included).
irresistible baskets of color. hand stitched, wool felt balls, stuffed full of more woolen goodness wrapped around a bell which gently rattles. These are always a hit at the craft fairs. They have been a hit at home as well. We keep a bucket full of them for all sorts of games. They make great muffins and fit well in the muffin tin. A soft ball is a perfect first toy for a curious little one and continues to be a favorite toy for many children.
bunting flags to welcome a newborn, for birthday celebrations or toddler room decor;
whew. last weekend was scarf making madness. i’ve got a nice stash of cotton and linen (and some wool) for both adults and littles. Each scarf has a surprise trim at each end of the lining side. i have made some more similar to this JD aviary one since i love mine and people seem to dig it too. often i am asked where i got it. that makes me feel good. it really is a beautiful fabric design;
more for the adults, more specifically the clutch and go kind of gal;
and finally, for the tree;
oh gosh and i nearly forgot…how could i? Little Red Caboose crowns ($35 at the shows only);
Despite being well stocked i still feel overwhelmed with finishing up my WIPs. i still have a pile of dolls to stuff, a child’s scarf to line, a few clutches to sew up and button… and then part of me is thinking that it’s all a real mish mash, wishing my display was more finely tuned instead of going into it with very little thoughts on presentation…i’ve gotten used to my online shop which is so much more convenient to manage…nevermind, i should be stuffing dolls and not posting here.
i hope the shows have a good turn out and i really hope that any of you locals who know me by way of flickr or blog land that you kindly introduce yourselves. i’m offering 15% off for my first customer at Maternal Creations.