We are all finally home. Iz recoved quickly from her Pneumonia and Rob brought her to meet me in the city. She loved it. We didn ‘t get to do as much as we had hoped, but we did eat wonderful food, walked, rode the
It’s been a busy few months and I’m hoping to catch up on, well, everything. After the stress of working a J-O-B and being away from home while Iz was sick, I am now sick. Perhaps it’s a sinus infection, I am exhausted and argh. I’m sitting on the couch, a wonderful blanket, 600 channels (of nothing) to choose from and my friend the lap top. Hot tea is brewing and after cancelling a private instruction session today, I’m hoping to bounce back and be as good as new tomorrow.
To get ready for my trip, I did a bit of pampering. A little snip here, a little snip there and a date with a bottle of the white stuff, and I have a new doo! I was hoping to swing to
The last few weeks have been productive for the HomeSchool Sewers (could be a band – no?) We made FABULOUS Fabric Belts and the warmest and oh-so-lucky Winter Hats.
The grown-ups got around to making some Lucky Winter Hats too. Meg’s (the one on the left) is made from and old felted sweater. These are just too cute!
I’m bummed that I had to cancel my private instruction today. We’re working on a wedding dress! EEEK! Have you ever felt so inspired by something things just start flowing? Libby has a beautiful vision and design for her wedding dress and after we spent a bit of time mapping out the execution of her dress, we got busy. Using fabric from my stash and hers, we started draping for part of her outfit. I love draping. I love patternmaking too, but draping really allows you to feel and shape fabric around a form. Very different from drawing lines on a paper to get the same effect.
Pinning and cutting and pinning and tucking and marking and JOY OH JOY!
Next…I will finish my jeans and other items from my wardrobe plan (that was all put on hold when Iz got sick before I left). I need to update all my bookkeeping (anybody have any tips, argh – this is overwhelming for me). I have to finish up a doll I’m making for Iz’s 3rd birthday (just a few days away!), and I need to finish my Christmas presents and get them in the MAIL!