I don't have much to show for this week. Sage is out of school and it's all I can do to entertain him all day, and then clean up after all that entertaining. Books, costumes, Legos, crayons, stuffed animals, couch cusions - it's a neverending task to keep these things in their places.
Speaking of misplaced things, last month two of my personalized pillows got lost in the mail. Thankfully, the customer was a friend and was very understanding. We waited FOUR weeks until I started remaking them. Here are the originals:
I was really happy with the way they came out too, which made it even more upsetting. I managed to gather most of the same fabric and make the new ones almost identical. I cut out and stitched on all the letters and was ready to turn them into pillows when I got an email that the originals had arrived! Yay!
So then I had "Mira" and "Stella" pillowtops laying around. I mentioned it to my friend Pamela, who mentioned it to our friend Molly who happens to have a niece named Mira who just so happens to have a green and purple room. Sweet! So I found a home for this one:
Now, anyone know a Stella? I'll whip you up a kokoleo for half the price.
Speaking of the aforementioned Pamela, 3 years ago I made this for her little girl:
It went perfectly in the pink room they had set up. The only problem was that Clara came out a Sam:
Oops! Let this be a lesson to always count your testicles before they hatch, er something. Don't worry though, I eventually sent Sam a "Sam" banner and Pamela sent back the "Clara" one.
Then, at a Halloween party last year I was talking to one of Erik's co-workers and he introduced his wife and baby girl named Clara. I said, "As in, C-L-A-R-A?" and they looked at me weird and said yes. I told them the story of Sam and said I'd love to give them the banner, since it was obviously destined for their daughter.
Sometimes mishaps have happy endings.