Saturday, 29 October 2011

And a happy Halloween to you

Half-term is nearly over. Unfortunately, we've been hit hard by a nasty bug. It has been so bad that S now walks around the house with a bottle of Milton, threatening to sterilise everything that catches his eye. Sofia had been hit the hardest, going down with a high fever and complaining of tummy pains for two days. That means hardly any sleep for me as even now, she still wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming for her mama.

Still, one must go on especially with Halloween coming up. Lucas has decided that he will dress up as the Grim Reaper this year. Luckily we still have the vampire cape that he used two years ago which I am now making into a hooded cloak. It won't take long to do but I'm working intuitively here as I don't have a pattern to work from.

I'm feeling a lot more confident these days when it comes to my sewing ability. I still struggle to sew curved seams, but at least I can now finish a project without shedding tears.

When I finish Lucas's cloak, I'll be making dolls—lots of them. I finished my first one earlier this week to give as a birthday present to one of Sofia's friends. Here she is:

I also made an apron to put her in but forgot to take a photo before I wrapped her. Doh. The pattern is from this wonderful book by Hillary Lang. There are a few more patterns from this book I'd like to try. I also have ideas for my own patterns that I'm eager to try soon. If they work, you'll be seeing them in my Etsy shop!

Anyway, I hope I can post again soon as we had a bit of an adventure earlier this month that I'd love to share with you. In the meantime, have a lovely, happy, fun-filled Halloween!

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