Yesterday morning, I was woken up in the most unusual way.
I awoke to the sound of this over my house.
We live in a suburb north of Dallas. While we are in a neighborhood, if you go down the road a block, you hit farm land and fields. It's not unusual for hot air balloons to take off and land in those areas. We see it quite often on weekends during the spring and fall months. It's a common site. I love it. It sure did freak the dogs out, Cissy in particular. She went bazooka nuts and barked her pretty little rat terrorist head off.
It's been quite a while since there was one here. A neighboring suburb is having it's annual hot air balloon festival this weekend. I suppose these people were a part of it.
Hubs was out of town for gigs, so I took the opportunity to get a little crafty.
First, I took some random fall picks I had and just stuck them into a grapevine wreath. I didn't even glue anything in. How unprofessional-crafter-like am I?!
I decided to hang it up on my kitchen pantry door since my front door has a prettier, professional-crafter-made wreath.
I hope the dogs don't see this and think it's real. The little beasts have a love-hate relationship with birds.
Then, last night, I made some baby booties for my new nephew. Several months ago, I made a prototype pair.
Kind of funky, right? That's why I always do a prototype first.
Here's the pair I made last night.
I used nubby fabric for the bottoms.
They aren't perfect, but they are much better than my prototype. They held their shape better. It really is challenging sewing something so teeny tiny. It was difficult getting the fabric under the presserfoot at times.
But I did it, and off in the mail they go!
If you want to make some, you can find the tutorial here.