It's been a while. A long time between posts. I still read my favourite blogs most days, but working and family life make it hard to find time to blog. However, I wanted to share some pics of my most recent project. My neighbours son is having a birthday on Monday. He will be turning 9. He is a master creator, an engineer in the making. He loves to make things from cardboard boxes, you know, cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes and the like. A few months ago he created a little dog like creature. He drew it onto some A4 paper and filled it in with little squares of paper (bottom photo). I thought it was so cute. So I secretly got his Dad to photocopy it for me and I stashed it away in my sewing room with a plan to one day create something for him using his own design. So that has now come to fruition. I have turned his paper creation into an embroidery and mounted it on a canvas to give him as a wall hanging for his bedroom. I am excited. I love giving handmade gifts. I love that he makes stuff. And he is always interested in the things I make and shows a lot of appreciation for hand made stuff. So I hope he loves it as much as I do.