I mentioned back in the fall that I've been sewing again, so on this, the coldest day yet this winter, I'll share a little confection I made for my sweet girl this past summer.
The fabric is a very light cotton voile from My Fabric Spot, which is a great Canadian online fabric store, much-needed when you live in the woods. It breaks my heart a little that I can't go fabric shopping and feel the fabrics before purchasing (half the fun of making a garment), but so far everything I've bought there has been great quality.
Speaking of broken hearts, today when I told my four-year-old son he had to eat his omelet before having toast (he would live on nothing but starch if we let him), he flung himself on the couch in a torrent of sobs and cried out, 'My heart is broken!'. He also informed I was no longer allowed to buy him presents. (I've been told that I, too, had a flair for the dramatic as a child).
Lastly, does everyone already know about Craftsy? If you've wanted to learn to paint, sew, knit, decorate cakes, woodwork, etc. this site is a lot of fun. They have online courses for just about any crafty endeavour you can think of, and so far I've loved the courses I've purchased (Knitlab, Hand Embroidery, Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear and 40 Techniques Ever Sewer should know). The courses aren't cheap, but they do have sales now and then (I nabbed mine for 60% off on black Friday).
2015, I further resolve that you will be my year of making things. Hopefully next time I'll have some doll hands to showcase (for the moment they look pitifully skeletal and deformed, by I remind myself how slow paperclay is to become humanoid).