Tuesday, February 23, 2010

for the birds

so, for a while now, i've been itching to dig into my stash and just make something already!

finally started digging last week and came across this sweater (had some tiny holes and little pulls in it, so not so great in this form anymore)...a thin, soft knit...a nice, neutral color...perfect for a lighter spring hat for sam.

i had this hat, and i liked the stretchy fit and overall shape, so i layed it on top and traced around for my "pattern".

dipped into the stash again for these little bits, cut into the shape of a birdie body and wing. cutie patootie.

after putting it all together here and there over the course of the day, here it is! ok, ok, so i know there are a jillion people out there who do stuff like this everyday, and i think they're so great. i've only been one of these people in my mind until NOW! there really is something to be said for just sitting down and doing it. throwing caution and perfectionism (my stumbling blocks) to the wind and just going for it.

i was just so tickled and excited to see it on sam...i had to put it on him, even though he was headed into nap time.

ok...and the best part? you know what he was doing just as i finished it up? sitting on the floor by the slider watching birds...yep...totally entraced by all the little birdies flitting around gathering food. he was so pleased when i showed it to him, pointing to the bird, then back outside, back and forth...recognizing the bird on his hat as similar to those outside...tweet tweet.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the hat and the pics sister!!!! You truly amaze and inspire me and I am sooooo glad that you are my sister. So proud of you!!!!!!