I just had a lovely 15 day visit from my parents, during which my mom singlehandedly cared for my girls, entertained them, fed them, and kept the house clean.
What did I do during that time? Well, mostly this:
No, I’m not the one playing with the toddler in the pool, I’m the one a little further back, laid full out on the raft soaking up the sun, being completely carefree.
But I did get some sewing done as well. The final count is:
– 2 UFOs completed
– 7 little girl dresses
– 1 big girl dress
– 3 little tops
– 1 throw pillow
Oh, and while I’m talking about my mom, this is what I gave her for Mother’s Day:
My first (but not last) Buttercup Bag! I altered it to have piping, a zipper closure, and a cell phone pocket, using this tutorial. The tutorial helped a lot, but at the end I had Ikea Syndrome – you know, when you’re left with 2 seemingly useless pieces? I went through the tute a few times and still couldn’t figure out where they were supposed to go. Oh well, the bag looks cute and finished, so I guess they were just extras.
Edit: I want to clarify that the tutorial I used for the alterations was separate and was not from Rae. Her instructions were excellent, with no miscellaneous leftover pieces! This bag is very simple to put together (it was actually the first bag I’ve ever made) and I highly recommend it!
And I made a dahlia pin to spruce it up a bit.
So, now I’m trying to get used to answering to my kids’ every whim again and sewing at a pace that produces about 1 dress a week instead of 7.
Happy Memorial Day to you!