Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Spring Time!

Well, it's supposed to be spring time. Saturday was the first day of Spring. We had snow in Kansas. Not that we're not used to bizarro weather in Kansas, but really? Snow? I'm over the snow. I'm ready for daffodils and tulips. I have seen a few ladybugs lately, though! This one came in my mailbox as part of a swap. Isn't she adorable? And her maker has an Etsy shop here. I'm finding Swap-Bot to be a fabulous way to expand my softie collection!

As I said in an earlier post, I hosted my very first swap - a pincushion swap. This is the little cutie that I sent to my partner. I made it using this tutorial. I made mine a little bigger than the one in the tutorial. Very, very easy little thing to make. Somehow, it took me four tries to get it right. I was ready to throw ladybugs across the room! Seriously, this in no way reflects on the creator of the tutorial. This was just me and my sewing mojo!
Anyhoo! Enjoy your Spring, wherever you are! We have sunshine today, and I hope you do, too!


Lonesome Road Studio said...

I was literally just telling my husband that I wish I had some ladybug items. I had seen a cute little girls' raincoat and wellies in a store and now I'm longing for ladybugs!
So cute!

cabin + cub said...

those are both so cute! i think lady bugs are one of the few insects that don't give me the heebie jeebies.
what a difference a red shell body can make. ;)