Tuesday, January 28, 2014


While the Log Cabin Quilt sits on the shelf, patiently awaiting the day I will again have the courage to tackle it (not too far off, I think), I've been doing a few small things to help me feel productive again. I think it might also be because Bub-Number-Two is now fully en-route (20 weeks today!) and despite feeling a little sore (thanks to Sophie putting her knees and feet into my ever expanding tummy) I'm also feeling quite energized.

These are what I've made in the last three weeks for Sophie, most of which happened in the last week actually. Again, I'm using up what is in the material stash, rather than going out and being distracted by a sale rack at Spotlight. :P The shorts were actually once Sarah's, who generously donated them to me. I've pretty much worn them to death, so they have now been recycled into their new life as Sophie Shorts. The bottom right ones still have all the pockets intact and working (including the back ones which you can't see) and also cuffs. I am pretty happy with these pants.

The dress on the bottom left was made for Sam's 3rd Birthday (Party Dress!) from my old frog skirt, which Mum made for me when I was a teenager. Ahh, it's good to see it living again. Self drafted pattern too actually. I made it way too big, so in another year, I'll be able to take out all the extra seams that I put in and Sophie will be able to continue wearing it. Excellent.

The party dress at the top was from Sophie's 1st Birthday. Special thanks to Cheala who gave me her sister's pediatric nurse scrubs to use for dresses. Yet another dress that cost nothing. It also has pockets. :D Here is Sophie enjoying those pockets.

The dress in the middle (the only one not worn yet, which I'm sure you can tell when you look closely at the photo) I made on Sunday. It's supposed to be a size 18-months, but when I put it on her to have a look, it actually fits at the top already. Maybe she won't grow too much....

Aside from doing copious amounts of sewing, I'm also in the process of making a cardboard car track that will hide under our TV cabinet which I'm pretty excited about. That said, I think I'm putting more effort into it than it's worth, because I want to cover it and re-enforce it and what not. Given that it's made of cardboard and will be used by kids, it's probably not going to last that long anyway, so why bother? I don't know, a good way to pass the time perhaps?

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