(my little girl, always wanting to hold a flower bouquet for pictures)
If you’re wondering why it’s been quiet here lately…our phone line was down for a bit, some things came up, my mother-in-law who usually watches the kids was really sick, and after having some days with no phone or internet (we’re some of the weird ones who don’t have cell phones) I felt kinda hermit-ie.
Aaron was around a bit more than usual which was nice. We made a worm bin. And a squirrel feeder in hopes that they’ll leave the bird feeders alone (and the kids felt sorry for the ‘hungry’ squirrels). Planted some new herbs and bought some new herb seeds for warmer weather planting. Put up another crock of miso. Sewed some clothes for myself. Finally some success after lots of work figuring out how to fine tune the fit of clothes. More on that later.
Also, I finished this little spring tunic for Audrey. It’s the Fly Butterfly Fly Tunic from Ottobre Design Summer 3/2012. I used a vintage pillowcase as the fabric. I picked this pattern because I knew it’d make me learn a new sewing skill that I’ve wanted to know for a while now: rolled hems on my serger. I’m really into them now. They’re about the quickest, neatest way to finish off a lightweight fabric hem. I foresee lots of rolled hems in my future. Do you do that? Use sewing patterns (or knitting patterns if you knit) to teach yourself new skills? That’s the main way I’ve improved my sewing: picking something with one or two new techniques (any more than that and it can get too frustrating).
She looks so serious in this picture but she was really happy when I handed it to her. I really liked how the style of the tunic is so vintage girly-girl with the ribbon and ruffles and shirring. I thought it’d go really well with the sixties flower print. Just in time for spring.