I managed a few hours in the sewing room yesterday.
I managed to applique some cool fabric (mainly scraps that I have been lucky enough to win in various blogland giveaways over the last year). I've had these t-shirts for more than 6 months waiting for some tizzying up - and Matilda told me that they were all pretty which I think is a good thing!
And I found some Far Far Away II fabric in my stash that arrived as part of a scrap pack purchase at Hawthorn Threads (I love these scrap packs - they're great way to get all sorts of different fabrics without having to think too hard about it. And it suits the kind of crafting that I do, making bits and bobs for kids birthday gifts, small skirts, etc).
I had two quite small pieces of fabric so decided to make a skirt very loosely based on the Oliver+S Lazy Days skirt. I ended up adding a waistband and doubled up some fabric for the hem. It's still a bit big for Matilda but that's probably not a bad thing - we were just gifted with the hugest bag of hand-me-downs and she wants to wear them all today!!
I really loved sewing with the Heather Ross linen-like fabric and it would make fabulous trousers as well! I'm tempted to get some more to play with but should probably focus on using what I have rather than buying more.
My sister-in-law was also busy yesterday! My newest nephew arrived yesterday afternoon about 8 weeks early. Both mum and baby doing well so far but it will be a while before the little guy gets home. I've been wondering whether there is anything I can make for them whilst in hospital. I was thinking it might be nice to make clothes for the baby out of some of mum and dad's old t-shirts so that the little guys still feels close to his parents whilst hanging in the humidicrib - but when do they start wearing clothes, and what size are they, and can they still smell with a nasal-gastric tube in?
Anyway, I hope you're enjoying a lazy Sunday morning!