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Honoring the Master Worker

"Let us be who we are, and be that well, so as to honor the Master Worker, whose handiwork we are."  -- St. Francis de Sales

DIY Knotted Headband

Who can resist seeing a baby in a cute knotted headband? I've had this project on my "to sew list" for a couple of months. 

Instead of buying fabric, I thought I'd make a trip to Dig and Save to search for a couple of jersey knit shirts. Those of you who have been to Dig and Save know that you go there to, quite literally, DIG. All the clothes are dumped into huge bins/boxes. Nothing is sorted. There is no order whatsoever. You just pick a bin, and dig till you find something you like. And when you find that one-of-a-kind Ralph Lauren leather jacket, it's like finding the diamond in the rough! 

After digging around in the clothes bin I was happy to find a polka dot halter top, an extra large salmon-colored shirt that had tiny paisleys and flowers on it, and an off-white floral/dot patterned nighty.  Score! And I found these three items in less then 10 minutes of digging! What luck! Clothes are only $1 a pound here, so yeah. Good deal.

Laying the shirt flat on the ta…

Most Precious Thing

"Jesus Christ, after having giving us all he could give, that is to say, the merit of his toils, his sufferings and bitter death; after having giving us his adorable body and blood to be the food for our souls, willed also to give us the most precious thing he had left, which was his holy mother. "
 -- St. John Marie Vianney

DIY Hydrangea Flower Headband

While my husband finishes up his speaker project, I've taken this opportunity to spend my evenings working on flower inspired crafts. After the babies are fed and put to sleep, I reclaim the kitchen table (removing crusted oatmeal off chairs and floor) and set up shop.

I've seen several felt flower headbands, but what I like about this one is that it is more realistic. The small cluster of white petals reminds me of the blooming hydrangea bushes that grew along the brick facade of the house I lived in as a youngster.

For starters, I cut out ten white blossoms and four leaves. Using yellow embroidery thread, I fastened the blossoms onto an oval base overlapping them so that they bunch together. The stretchy lavender hair band has been sitting in my bathroom drawer for the longest time. Now it can finally see the light of day! There are two other stretchy bands left in the drawer, a dark pink and a white one. I'm looking forward to trying out another flower embellishment.

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