Somewhere between the gray, snowy skies of Saturday and the sunny, melting afternoon of Sunday, a whirlwind of projects swept over, each one of us inspiring action in the others. It starts with a sleeping baby, some time to swap the old play area with my sewing area and then, to fully enjoy a napping babe, a cozy spot to knit a few rounds..with my little sidekick and some knitting of her own. The older girls, each with a fresh pile of handed down fabric, find their own corners to execute their ideas. The hours pass, day turns to night then morning again as we each go from one project to another. O.K., so first things first....and the first thing is my total fail of a felted bowl. I actually followed the pattern exactly how it was written, but when I threw it in the wash to felt, I ended up forgetting about it. So now I am going with this..it's a mat, yes it is a small mat that I was knitting ( a total success). Up next, a felted bowl, I think. Harmony retreated to her room to upcycle some of her old clothing, while Iris was firmly placed at my sewing machine until she completed her new apron, later she worked on a design with the lap loom while I appliqued a shirt for Violet from some of the same fabric I used on her birthday quilt and finished up a smocked dress for Sunny that had been hibernatng since fall, it is a dress similar to the smocked dress in "Weekend Sewing" by Heather Ross. Kevin pulled out some reclaimed wood from a 100 year old barn and some repurposed items from around the house and went to town on this from yesterday's post, our kitchen cabinets and a towel bar for the bathroom. At the end of the day strips of fabric, ribbon, and thread litter the tables and floors and the sawdust seems to have multiplied, the task of cleaning up inevitably falling on me. At some point all these little messes clear, new plans are drawn, and new patterns arrive in the mail ( Lilette and Marie from Citronille), after all... this process of creating is hard to contain.
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