This week, I have been making things. Not particularly big or elaborate things, but things I am, nonetheless, quite ridiculously proud of.
Forgetting for a second that I currently have the talent of a 13 year old in her first home-economics lesson, this week I have made a Family Heart and a pair of play trousers, following instructions from the amazing Amanda Soule in her books ‘The Creative Family‘ and “Handmade Home‘
The Family Heart, here, was for the first birthday of one of Ava’s friends :
And the flares, which I managed to do in less than 2 hours tonight (incredible, I know, and would it be bad parenting to wake the sleeping babe to try them on her? Ok. Fine.)
They are so far from perfect, but as a first forray into the world of clothes-making I think they’ll do just fine. Plus, they’re made from a thrifted skirt I got for next to nothing, so that makes me feel even more pleased.
And that’s all I really wanted to say, or show you. And quite possible getting a little ahead of myself, my next projects include two quilts (both my own design, naturally, because why make things easy?) which will of course be just a tad harder than a little cushion and a pair of play-trousers, but, well, it’s really, really fun to make things.