The challenge, I think, will be pictures. It's getting dark earlier, which means less time for pictures. And for some reason, getting out the usb cable feels like a chore. Remember when you had to drive to the drug store, wait three whole days, and then pick up a little bundle of paper with your pictures on them? So I don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to complaining about opening up one drawer and plugging in one cable.
So here's what I've been up to lately: sewing! I made my little girl a sheep costume for Halloween. I used Simplicity 2068.
I took sewing lessons when I was little, but it's been a while since I really sewed anything. I have an adorable little toddler now, and it seems like I should do what I can to capitalize on the cuteness. This learn to sew with big fuzzy felt pattern seemed like a good way to get back into it.
This pattern was definitely incredibly easy. I think it took me three hours from cutting to hemming. Which is good, since I started the whole project on October 29. I made size 2, and I think it will fit for next year! I love how it came out. I recommend the pattern!
|She was a sheep. I was a shepherd.|
I started it a couple of weeks ago, but ran into a problem. I was trying to put in a zipper without a zipper foot. (Remember how bothered I am when it comes to getting out my usb cord? Yeah, driving all the way to the fabric store for a replacement zipper foot wasn't as appealing as just trying to do without.) I accidentally hit the metal piece at the top of the teeth, and my machine died. The repairman said that I had an electrical problem and a timing problem, and he fixed everything for $65. And now my machine works beautifully!
I got it back just in time to make the Halloween costume, so now nothing's stopping me from finishing up the dress.
I also am thinking about some jumpers from Simplicity 2574.
When I was dressing Little A the other day, though, I tried to put on a new purple jumper and she howled! She cried real tears, like a jumper was too much of a life disappointment to tolerate at 7:30 am. So I don't know if she's against jumpers or against the color purple or what. I might see if I can get her to wear another jumper before I invest time in this one.
The only problem with the sewing is that I can't knit at the same time. Choices, choices.