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As of this past Wednesday, Nolan is now 22 weeks old (and officially 5 months old!). With Christmas around the corner we’ve been busy getting ready for family coming to town, but here are a few highlights from our week that don’t have to do with cleaning :) 281 more words


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Nolan is now 21 weeks old! Our little man is growing so fast. Here are a few highlights from our past week:


box of birds 3rd panel

Panel number three is the pied wagtail, balancing on a fence post.

The fence: lollipop sticks cut to size with a craft knife and coloured with wax crayons. 70 more words


box of birds flowers

This past week I’ve been working on the background for the pied wagtail but it’s not quite finished so you’ll have to wait a day or two for the main reveal. 110 more words


box of birds 2nd panel

The robin is now stitched to his perch. I stretched sufficient silk over a base layer of muslin on my Millenium frame to give enough room for another panel to be stitched before the fabric comes off the frame so I’ll have to cover up the robin so it doesn’t get damaged while I stitch the next bird. 33 more words


box of birds 1st panel

I’ve really enjoyed adding the extra touches to complete the nuthatch panel of the box of birds.

The background fabric is a pale green silk which I backed with a fine calico before applying any stitches. 38 more words


box of birds tree stuff

After I’d posted the branch samples, Joyce of Little Felt Houses asked if I’d thought about using wrapped wire. I had discounted this method but Joyce’s comment prompted a rethink.  357 more words