I know that we haven't been seeing as much of each other as we'd both like in the last year, but it's complicated. You see, I haven't been completely honest with you. There's someone else. Nine someone else's actually... three human, three rodent, two canine and one feline. And they need my creativity too.
For instance, in December they needed new flannel pajamas made from the cheesiest puppy and rainbow prints a momma could find. I used a PATTERN! I know - you are not as aghast at the idea as I was - but as I was sewing these on the eve of Christmas Eve, I needed quick and dirty and that's what using a store bought pattern afforded me. And the payoff was well worth it. I think they wore these for four days straight without changing into daytime clothes more than once or twice an only for a few hours. To say they love them would be a serious understatement. It is still all I can do to get them into the wash occasionally.
And it didn't stop there.... on Christmas Eve I found myself again at the sewing machine, this time whipping up these sweet little pompon skirts. I mean, look at those faces. They just NEEDED to have Christmas skirts didn't they? And the hair flowers, well, what's a pretty skirt without a little hair jewelry?
You'll be happy to know that somewhere in there I managed to make myself a hair flower or ten too.
Somehow, in the flurry that always is the holidays, I managed to not get a single picture of all of the handmade gifts I made for the rest of the family, but that's alright. All that matters is they got them.
Blog, I do love you too. I promise to make room for you in my life this year. Starting with today.