I have now packed my sewing machine away, I finished this dress for Molly. I have already given it to daughter, so Molly can wear it all through December, the red top is separate and there are red tights to go with it. I did not have a pattern, so the design is simple, just a plain band with a skirt attached, to band at the top straps with ruffs instead of sleeves. I had issues with the buttonholes, and I'm not happy, but it will only be worn a few times.
I am really happy to be making clothes for a baby girl, this should be 1st of many and using just 1 meter of fabric. The red top came from Next.
A while ago daughter purchased a king size quilt cover and I made 2 cot size quilt covers, I kept the left over fabric. George is moving bedrooms, so I have made him a simple quilted play mat and some cushions, I made similar for Will.
This looks weird, but it's important, the paper insert is a template of snuggly, Wills bedtime toy, Will said he needed a sleeping bag, mummy remembered as a child Mrs Christmas made her special items, one being a sleeping bag for her favourite toy. This has been the most important make so far this year.
I have finished the 1st of Micks sock and I'm doing well on the 2nd sock, I need them finished by Tuesday, which should not be a problem. I am loving the colours they work well together.
I had fun at sign group on Tuesday, we have been given 2 small things to learn, we also have a 3rd item we are learning as a surprise for Shelia, next Tuesday is our last meeting for this year, so we will perform all our new routines, and then have a lunch together.
I have asked our local haberdashery if they can cut some furniture foam into a couple 4inch squares, I have an idea forming for a teaching game for George, but only if I can get the blocks. I am hoping to finish Mollys rabbits, I have cut out 2, Luna and Alba, Luna being a girl and Alba (meaning sunlight) being a boy. Most of the stitching is by hand, I can use my sewing machine on my desk for the couple extra items, I won't need much space as everything is so small. I have started another book, but I'm focusing on the last few items for Christmas.
Today I am going to decorate the house for Christmas, I am feeling very festive, I will have music playing, a huge coffee pot going and enjoy putting out my loved ornaments. Later I want to pop the base icing on daughters cake, then she can take it home, Will is going to help her decorate it, I will add the marizap layer to our cake. Christmas is coming and in this house its a lovely gental slide into the holiday season, just the way I like it.