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Crafting On

It's been a productive few days here, which has felt so nice.  It seemed for so long that I just could not sew at all.   I'm so glad that has passed and will try to make the most of it until my enthusiasm for knitting returns.  For now, I've got a skirt cut out for Willow, to stave off the covetousness inspired by the Mini Boden and Hanna Andersson catalogs.  Roan has some corduroy overalls in the works that I'll have done soon.  After that, I'm thinking Laurel needs a little pink bonnet to match her new dress.  I hope this keeps on, as a neighbor has promised me a large fabric and pattern stash!


I made this sweet pinafore from The Children's Year for Laurel.
It really might be the sweetest thing I've ever sewn.
The sweetness, I tell you.  In pink, no less.

The Girls

And here are the girls, modeling bonnets.
Laurel is happy to wear one most of the day.
It gives me hope for the coming Autumn and Winter.

New Napkins

I made some new napkins, as ours are getting worn after ten years.
I've sewn dozens of dozens over the years, for Brandy's Fiber Frolic.
But, for me, I don't think I've made any new ones for us in five years.
So, Christmas napkins for July and some golden ones for that strong sun.


I made an art smock for Roan from The Children's Year.
We've always come up short on painting smocks, so he'll have two all his own.
This pattern was a little funny to me and I left the elastic off the sleeves.
I put the opening at the back and added a snap.
Does have pockets, though this red fabric was the hardest thing to photograph.

Tomten Jacket

And here's the Tomten Jacket as far along as it can be right now.
My zipper stockpile does not include one the right size for a coat.
I might have to make a long trip to find one, in fact.
But, it is blocked and beautiful.
Even if I did have to finish it with sport weight yarn, you can't really tell.

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( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )
Jul. 28th, 2015 12:29 pm (UTC)
That pinafore really is the sweetest thing ever. And yay Tomten! Very pretty! What length zipper do you need? I can check my stash.
Aug. 1st, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I will take some measurements and get back to you.
Jul. 28th, 2015 06:37 pm (UTC)
wow so much sewing goodness! love all of it!
Aug. 1st, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Lucy Bowen
Jul. 30th, 2015 05:57 am (UTC)
The pinafore is gorgeous and pink! And tomten is splendid.
Aug. 1st, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
( 6 trees — Plant a Forest )

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It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

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