Thursday, June 2, 2011

Crafty McCrafterson and Sons

We traipsed all over town, from park to park, looking for acorn caps to do this cool craft. And after a lot of disappointment (after all, there aren't many big trees to drop quarter sized acorns in south Texas) we found some! Actually we found two places with an Oak big enough to fit our crafting needs: one is at GG's house (that's the kids Great Grandmother) and the other is right outside my husband's work! All that time, they were right there.

Top: Ethan's eggs.

Below: Gabriel's eggs.


After months of shying away from this very complicated looking art form, I finally dove in to hand embroidery.

It's pretty sloppy, but its also my first effort. The final push to muster up the gumption was stumbling upon a website for left handed stitchers. That was when I made a mad dash to Michael's to buy embroidery floss and a hoop right before closing time last weekend!

I don't know what to do with it now. At first I thought I would frame it and hang it in my kitchen. But then I thought I would make a throw pillow with it. Do you have any ideas?


pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Awesome!! Love the tiny nests and the embroidery.
I tiny little framed "print" in your kitchen would be adorable. You could even do a little series of three.

Pearl said...

I like the idea of framing it in a white frame!!! Adorable!!!!! The nests are pretty stinkin cute too!

Shangrila said...

That is your FIRST embroidery attempt?!?! Brava, darling, it's DARLING! I would def frame it for your kitchen, if it were up to me-so cute!