First off: The Ava Pillows
I wanted to give a very memorable Mother's Day gift to my dear mothers. Wade thought of making pillows, and I thought of making those pillows out of Ava's clothes. We used two preemie onesies, one small flannel swaddling blanket and one burp cloth.
I love to make things, but am sadly deficient in skills. Thus, I broke two sewing needles, jammed the poor sewing machine countless times, and broke my resolution to avoid bad words more times than I care to remember.
Happily, the result was very worth the frustration. I cant help but smile everytime I see one, or see a picture of one. I put one of Ava's headbands around the pillow with a hairbow attached, just to top it off. I love that they are about her same size, and the sweetness and simplicity of them also remind me of her.
One of these days I am going to make one for myself.
And then, The Grandma Clock
I am going to be giving away a lot of these clocks for presents. (So don't be surprised when you get one! Just be sure to tell me the colors of the room you want it for!) I love that they are customizable for any decor, and for any person. (I also love the fact that these clocks are less than $5 at Wal-mart.) All we did was get scrapbook paper, then cut and layer until satisfied. Easy-peasy.