Wednesday, April 24, 2013

School holiday fun

Lucky me - today spent time with the adorable Ms Eliza aged four and also managed a bit more of my sewing addiction.  A skirt for another granddaughter Chelsea. At times chaos reigned.  I forget that the attention span of a four year old is about ten minutes and also about their amazing ability to rearrange the house while you take your attention away for a minute or so.  But we had fun - drawing, fairy houses, cutting out, peg play (you had to be there), a walk to a park, endless food requests and deliveries (slave nana), book reading, singing (Eliza) - I am not allowed, silly talk and games etc.  And it will be lovely to have another day off work tomorrow for Anzac Day. Life is good.

A rare quiet moment

The finished skirt for Chelsea aged 9

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A little bit twee

'I don't really like patchwork,' I tell Ann in Frangipani, the fabric shop in Sandy Bay.  'I think it's a bit twee.' 

Needless to say I am there to buy yet more fabric to make another patchwork item for the little people in my life. 

What I do like about patchwork is that it a bit of a mystery at the beginning what all the fabrics are going to look like together.  It's also rather meditative, the repetitive task of sewing little squares together.  I guess it's like anything - the more time and effort you put into it, the greater the satisfaction at the end.

So twee or not I have a bit of a patchwork addiction going...

A birthday skirt for 4 year old Maia

A quilt for baby Jaxon

A Babushka skirt for Eliza, size 5

A little aproned skirt for Zoe, aged 18 months