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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holiday crafting

Although I had only one off day just before Christmas, I managed to get in a bit of sewing and crafting. I made a paper Christmas wreath and it came out really well. I need to thank Shannon from luvinthemommyhood for sharing it.

My son was in need of some indoor footwear. The weather is rainy and cold here in Kandy (and everywhere else in the country apparently) and he hates wearing socks or sandals inside. I tried elastic backstraps on his flip flops but even that is not worn very enthusiastically.

So I got this free pdf tutorial for Reversible fabric baby shoes from and it turned out really well.

Here is my son wearing them. He looks quite thrilled here but it is quite an effort to get him toactually wear them! I think maybe they're not very comfy inside and have decided to make another pair using some soft flannel material.

That's all for the moment. I am still working on my siter's quilt. Plan to make another pair of indoor slippers for next door baby and a toiletry bag for Dulmini, our pre-intern who is about to leave for her internship.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sewing fever

I suffered from a bout of sewng fever the last few weeks and kept making things, one after the other. First of all I finished the party frock for my niece which I made from some cotton mixed silky material. It was a combination of light pink and cream. I told her over the phone that it looks like strawberry and vanilla icecream and she was satisfied. I decorated the skirt border with small roses made from pink, purple and cream baby ribbon and for the sash I attached 3 of the larger roses I had made last week along with some ribbon leaves.

Some close ups:

And then there was this huge wrap around skirt which I recievd as a gift from India from my inlaws. It made me look like a tent and I thought I'd alter it to suit me. I did do a little altering but then another fever overtook me and I started making covers for the following things I own:

My new CD player, some CDs I own and the new phone my hubs got me for my birthday.

I used an old pair of shorts which I cannot get into now to make a dust cover for the CD player. And leftover scraps from the Indian skirt to make covers for the CDs and phone.:

They are not perfect I know but it gave me enormous pleasure to make these last weekend. I really enjoyed my weekend at home with my son and my parents.
Now I am working on the series of 3 panel paintings that I promised for my husband and also a coverlet for my sister's birthday. I will upload pictures of them one day soon. Till then, tata!