It's been several months since I made something that wasn't a gift or a block for Twelve Square, and I'm missing it. Part of the reason was that I was soooo very tired that any spare time I did have was spent napping.
We also swapped the playroom and my sewing room, so things were topsy turvy for a while, too. The new playroom is getting there, but I sure do miss the old one. It was in the basement and we just weren't down there enough for her to enjoy it. Now she has all of her things on the main floor, which makes dinnertime easier. At nearly 3 (in just a few weeks), she's starting to enjoy some solo pretend play and is delving into her pretend world of babies and picnics and doctor visits. It's so heartwarming to hear her take care of her Baby 'Carson' doll. Man, she loves that baby.
Anyway, my sewing room feels different now, and I'm still getting into the groove down there. My folks got me a drop-leaf cutting table for Christmas and it is a life and back saver; I can't believe I've waiting this long to really use it. Thanks, mom and dad. It is working out just great.
So this morning, instead of sneaking in a little nap before my California office comes online, I got out good old pattern Butterick See & Sew 5119 and started a little shirt for Fidget using some Heather Ross horsie fabric that has been waiting patiently in my stash. You've seen this pattern before, here and here. I figured I ought to start slow with a quick and easy project. I love this top. It's got 3 pieces, comes together so quickly, and wears well. I am making it a bit longer again with fairly short sleeves that she can wear a long sleeved tee underneath... I hope it's as cute as I imagine it will be.
Funny, it occurred to me this morning that the two horses in this print look very much like the ones we pass every morning on the way to school. I wonder if she'll notice. Of course she will. She notices everything.
Have a happy weekend, friends. xo