August 26, 2011

Flowers meet Football.

I love football. I mean I la-la-la-love football. I have a fantasy football team that I'll be drafting for this Sunday and I watch the Jaguars play religiously, unless I get caught up into some really good gossip which of course gets interrupted by a touchdown.

It's not just about the game is about the family getting together. All thirty or so of us. The covered dishes brought over by the titis and the beer and sangria brought over by the younger people. The mommies bringing over the little ones. It's a time to catch up just as much as it is a time to root for my favorite team. Let's not forget tease the boys when I'm getting more fantasy points than they are.

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is my favorite player. He's a smaller player but he's all muscle. He's a poster child for short people like me. (He's 5'7") You don't have to be almost 7 feet tall to become one of the best. I won't get into statistics but it's safe to say he's a beast even if he's still recovering from a couple injuries.

Football is a very manly sport, but I think I found a way to woman it up a little. Teal and feline printed flowers. Yep. Yep. Making some for the little ones as soon as I get some feedback from their moms'.

This isn't the finished project but it's definitely time consuming and there's a part of me that's not confident about it just yet. I'm considering feathers and beads. I plan on adding clips or headbands. With more practice, I plan on getting better and better but so far this is something I'm really enjoying. I learned how make ruffles!! I'm learning different techniques almost everyday. I found a niche, finally. Just need to perfect it.

Youtube helped me out lot as well as the tutorials from my last post. Now I see an old shirt and I think: Can I make one out of that?

What I've learned:

  • There are a bajillion different versions of teal at Joann's. So bring a pic of MJD just in case you want to match swatches.
  • Have a shopping bag for scraps handy, but remain prepared to use a vacuum.
  • The smaller some things are, the tougher they are.
UPDATE: One of the mommies suggested using nylon or pantyhose material for headbands, it's a lot softer on the baby's head. I found a headband tutorial at Pebbles and Poppys. I'll blog about it soon. ;)

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