We’re enjoying gorgeous warm weather here in Provence this final week of holidays before the kids head back to school.
Then I decided to make my darling daughter some skirts. This first one I actually made before the baby came, but it’s a fab little tutorial which you can find here at Two Little Banshees.
I asked my daughter to wear this for me today and she tried to bribe me into letting her watch more television in exchange for modelling services. She gets a high-five for creativity but like the US, I don’t negotiate with terrorists, so I took this photo when she wasn’t paying attention.
Next skirt was made from a tutorial over at Dana’s blog, Made Everyday. Thoroughly recommended.
The elephant came first – I made him about two years ago. I bought the pattern for it at Two Little Banshees; you can find it here.
Some behind-the-scenes photos that show my brilliant mothering skills.
Ahem. So back to the sewing. I made another one of Dana’s skirts, this time with the double layers.
I also managed to finish the baby’s quilt. The top and back were pieced before he was born, quilting was very simple – a single line on all the white sashing. Scrappy binding of the darker (blue and green) fabrics only.
The back was pieced so that the white sashing corresponded with sashing on the front.
I had every intention of taking some nice arty-farty photos after this, but the baby started yelling and my little helper reappeared.
Soon after taking this one I detected they’d both crapped themselves. Sigh, photo shoot over.
One day at a time, Kirsty. One day at a time.