My daughter's 3rd grade class did a wax museum project last week. Each child selected a famous person, wrote a report and prepared some index cards for a 2-3 minute speech. Anna did hers on (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt. We needed to find an outfit & props, so I took in one of my old suits and then we worked out how to make a hat that was inspired by the 1940's/50's fashion. It turned out pretty well. I had some great fabric flowers in coordinating colors available courtesy of the 220+ flowers I cut out in preparation for the Discovery Day "Sew Simple" activity I ran on May 29th. The final props were a Roosevelt pin, a Presidential pin and a handmade copy of Eleanor's book "This in My Story".
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This blanket is for a colleague who has just had her 2nd baby boy in less than 2 years. My older 2 are 17 months apart, so I have an idea of what she is going through. Hang in there! Get plenty of rest, and don't worry about the housekeeping, it can wait.
Hope you like the quilted blanket! It has robots, rocket ships & gears on one side and a soft cream fleece on the other.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Last week my husband took daughter #2 to the Belmont Father Daughter Dance. They had a great time. I was planning to make her a dress, and dug out some gold / gold sequined fabrics from my stash. I cut out the fabric the weekend before, but didn't get any further due to my classic procrastination. Of course then I got sick mid week, and then it was a mad dash Thursday night to make the dress. Added the zip and hand sewed the hem by 5pm on the Friday. Turned out great, and the leftover turquoise voile made a great addition as a scarf. She was happy, and looked lovely.... and that's what counts :-)