Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy first day of spring, folks!! We're getting off to a wet start here in northern California this year, the old saying I learned in elementary school is definitely holding true so far... March blows in like a lion, and out like a lamb. It's been unbelievably windy and rainy here the past few days, but I don't mind so much. It's nice & cozy here in the new house.

So, here's a wee pretty I whipped up for a pal a little while ago. It was simple & fun and only took about an hour, probably less if I'd been focused. I think I was watching a movie when I made this... Little crafties that can be made during a movie are the best, wouldn't you agree?

Her pictures are prettier than mine, I think. Pop over here to take a peek.

I used a Heather Baily pattern I picked up at  The Top Stitch, in Spokane when we were on vacation last summer.
(Ew, sorry for the terrible cell phone snap. I wanted to include a picture of the patten but I still can't find my camera cord...ah, the joys of moving!)

I made this into a pin, but I think it would also be really pretty as a hair clip, in fact, I think I'm going to make a few more of these as hair clips for my nieces, for Easter. Note to self; buy more wool felt, the synthetic stuff isn't as nice.

Hope you're all having a great start to spring! Have you made, or are you making any spring things? Do tell in the comments, I've love to hop on over and have a look!


Jill said...

Lisa, I loooooove my pin so much!! It makes me feel like it's Spring~ finally! I wore it all weekend long last week when I was out and about. I received lots of sweet comments! Thank you sooooo much! xoxo
PS: Can you believe how windy this storm has been? Thought the roof was going to blow off, and worried all night that the big tree was going to come down on the house! Everything is safe and sound though, thank goodness. Haggie and I have been cozied in all weekend :)

suzitee said...

I just commented to my kids this morning how crisp the morning air is here...winter is on the way! Love love love your pin for's the sweetest thing!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a gorgeous little flower! I'll have to look for that pattern. Would love to make some.

Becky said...

Adorable pin! Yes, Get it done whilst watching TV/Movies projects are the best.

kittykill said...

I just love that pin to death. Embroidery gives me an excuse to watch TV. LOL!

Hootie said...

Very Springy! :) I try to knit while watching the boob-tube. Sometimes I need to take out stitches and re-do my work. I think I might go crazy if I just sat there and watched tv! :)

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Anonymous said...

That is an adorable pin. Perfect gift idea for little nieces!