Luckily I know how to blur out the untidy house in the background. Macro is so handy for poor housekeepers like me.
Having a pretty bouquet on the table is really all you notice, not the clutter around. Does wonders. Stacks of fabric have almost the same effect too, right?
The reason I am a poor housekeeper is quite simple, I spend quite a bit of time catering to my children's every whim. They probably wouldn't see it quite that way, but they do seem to have urgent needs for so much of my attention. The other reason the house isn't likely even remotely likely to be featured in Better Homes is that I am usually dreaming up new things to sew and surrounding myself and the rooms with my supplies in a mad creative frenzy. So these birds are my latest mess-producing idea.
I must admit that every time I am going to show something new I get nervous, will they like it I wonder? I fret that the birds might look silly. In any case, I have made a few for the shop and a few for gifts. Some have loops for hanging and others have brooch backs for pinning on.
My children are my biggest supporters, they always smile with delight when I make something new. They also want to keep them all. Today though they fought about who was going to help me put the orders together for mailing off. They are a tremendous help after the quarreling is sorted out and they can settle down to business. I hope I won't get in trouble with the children's labour laws...
Ravenhill seems to be enjoying a bit of time in the limelight lately. I really want to thank Rosemary for featuring my doll in a matryoshka post. My needlebook also got noticed on Joy Ever After. Finally Camilla also featured my creations on her colorful and inspiring Danish blog. Thank you all!