I have a terrible habit of making things in preparation for going on a trip...So in anticipation of a forthcoming journey....I made some Sailboat trousers for T
A Sailboat Top....poor T is sick in this photo...he had a terribly sore throat and then broke out in a rash all over his back and tummy...thankfully he has improved during today...rashes always freak me a teeny bit.
I made the little ones two Puppet Show tunics
These were to be a quick project...but they took quite a while....I learned lots in the process. This pattern is now out-of-print, so I am very glad to have one...I can see myself making more of them...I will be wiser next time...I had barely enough of any of the fabrics...there are selvages in the seam allowances! Because of this they took ages to cut out, and the fabric in the bodice of the spotty one had to be matched and fussy cut. Oh yeah and I really don't like two of the three fabrics...I'll know better next time!! I do love the tunics though. (Despite being icky pink)
The trip I spoke of is a journey to my elder sister in England. I will be going on my own with the 4 kids. It is an hour and a half to the ferry, a 3.5 hour ferry crossing and a 3.5 hr drive to my sister. I feel mixed about the whole thing, but I made a promise to myself, a long time ago, that my kids would know their cousins. I miss seeing my sister and I am really looking forward to seeing her and her lovely family. However, I will miss my darling husband and the reassurance he brings to me when he sits beside me in the car.
Tomorrow I will clean out the aforementioned car with a shovel and a yard brush.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!