With two sickies in the house this week, we haven't been going out much. Both girls have had tummy bugs. As they go, this one has been really tame so we've just been staying it home and taking it quietly.
I had a chance to do some baking on Sunday. These were the blueberry friands from the March issue of NZ House and Garden. They were delicious but used up incredible amounts of eggs and ground almonds so just for special occasions I think!
I did some sewing with Maddy on Monday when she was off school. She chose the biggest project in Emma Hardy's Sewing for Children. I'll be sure to post a picture when she has finished.
I love the look of concentration on her face.
I managed to make Maddy a new outfit yesterday with the help of Eloise who sat in a corner threading scraps from my rubbish bin onto a needle threaded with wool. She then cut the rest of the scraps into tiny pieces. She had a ball and kept saying "Look Mummy, I'm knitting!" (I still can't get her to use the word sewing instead!) The huge mess was well worth it for the hour's sewing I got in and the look on her face when she had made something!
I made the top from scratch which was a bit of a nightmare and makes me realise how much practice I need to learn to sew with knit fabrics! I used New Look 6639. The top sizing is really small so I grabbed one of her tops to use a size guide and extended the body and sleeve length. The skirt is from Simplicity 4895 and has a zip in the back which again tested my sewing skills. Of course, it is too big for her so I have some unpicking to do!
We were treated this evening to a fashion show from the usually reluctant model.
I think she got quite into it, LOL!
I finally got her into the dress with the doily pockets!!
Yes she is meant to wear leggings with it but those little brown knees are pretty cute!
I think she likes this one!
The hat is one I knitted for her on Monday night. It needs a flower on it too before it is finished but she insisted on wearing it for the 'show'.
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