I've been practicing cutting on my scrollsaw by cutting out fun little shapes such as bunnies trees and penguins. They're a little bit rough but this is just my first batch. =] They're painted with waterbased nontoxic paint, and later today I'm going to be coating them with beeswax to protect them. My ultimate goal is to get good enough so that I can make wooden earrings to sell on etsy.com. I definatly won't be selling any of these toys, because they're inspired by someone else's work. But I may continue to make and give them to the kids I love. =]
This weekend I used up some of my scrap yarn to knit a preemie hat to donate to the hospital. I have quite a bit of scrap yarn. So once I make a few hats I'll donate them. =] It's a fabulous way to use up your leftovers!! I found some really cute and EASY patterns on this blog: http://carissaknits.blogspot.com/2007/07/preemie-hats-for-charity.html
Now onto my other projects...I was browsing the red tag fabric section when I found THE CUTEST striped flannel I've ever seen. Anyway I couldn't resist buying a yard to see if I could make a receiving blanket out of it. That way if someone I know has a baby boy then I already have a gift! Wa-la! So I bought some solid light blue for the back and I just started it last night. I'll probably finish it today. =] I went back the other day and they still had it...lol...so I bought a 1/2 a yard more and 1/2 a yard of baby blue terry cloth so I can make matching burp cloths to go with the blanket. It will be a fabulous gift set! I post pictures later when I'm done!