I get in crafty moods every once in awhile.  Beaded jewelry, sewing, and whatever else comes along.

I always say that the best thing my mom ever did for me was teach me to sew, and it was a huge sacrifice on her part because I was NOT an easy-going student.  In fact, I was, as near as I remember, a very crabby student who got easily frustrated (it was 4th grade).  But I learned and over the years have sewn maternity and baby clothes, window coverings, crib bumpers, pillows, etc.  At this time of year I’m always working on something gift-oriented.  Here’s my first Christmas projec, from the other night…hopefully the recipient won’t see it here! 🙂

Lucy Pillow with beaded button and vintage-looking trim