Shhhh….birthday surprise

My baby will turn 6 on Monday, June 22. How is this possible? Where does the time go? I often have to put the quickness of time out of my thoughts when I look at my girls; it really tugs at my heartstrings.


I think Araina is my biggest fan of my felties and handsewing silliness. She is always throwing ideas at me in hopes of seeing her vision made in some form. For her birthday she told me that all she wanted was things made by me and Fauna. She LOVES owls and told me many times that she would love a few for her birthday. Needless to say I have been a very busy mama trying to make her simple dream come true. Here is a sneak peek of the owl pillow I’m making her. It’s made out of thrifted sweaters.

I have never made anything like it and am really enjoying it! So far it is totally handesewn, but I think I will have to get out the sewing machine to stitch up the sides. The thought of that machine stresses me out!

I need to go now and work on the owl some more; Araina gives me grief when I am on the computer, she thinks I should be locked in a room sewing for her…..ahh, the thoughts of a soon to be 6 year old!
Geez, I’m also going to have to keep her away from my blog or the surprise will be ruined!