For such a short month, February is certainly making itself heard loud and clear here in the northeastern United States. Windy, snowy, bitter, bitter cold. The only way to push through it is to try to have some fun with it. So – in that vein, I am delighted to announce the winner of my February give-away, who is Adecia!
Adecia, I’ll be sending you an email so that I can get your mailing address. And a warm (emphasis on warm, mind you!) thank you to all who commented and added so many wonderful additions to my “hopeless dressmaker” list.
Of course, another way to have fun with winter days which keep us housebound is to spend those days sewing. And so I have! In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I did some sewing for my almost-two-year-old granddaughter, First I made her a little apron to wear when she is playing with her little kitchen – or helping her mommy in the real kitchen:
Next, I made her a white flannel blouse, using a pattern which I had used 30-some years ago when I was sewing for her mommy (my daughter).
I made the blouse out of flannel so that it would be warm and practical, and I lengthened the sleeves so that they would reach to her wrists. Next, I changed another pattern, also left over from my daughter’s toddler days, and made a red jumper, embellished with rick rack (of course!)
More fun sewing was spent on two baby bags. One baby bag was for a new little girl, so I chose a pink and navy blue color scheme.
The next one was part of a shower gift for a little baby boy, expected in April. I chose an orange and navy “sailing” theme for this little one.
Now it is back to some serious sewing, as I have finally started work on a cashmere wool suit dress. One way to get the weather to improve is to spend these final weeks of Winter sewing with wool, right? By the time I have it completed, the days will be longer and the sun warmer. But if Mother Nature continues her wrath, I may be able to wear it once this year – and that is what I am hoping for (I think)!
8 responses to “Frigid February”
So cute. You make such lovely things.
Thank you! So do you!
You have been busy! And I agree sew in wool and summer will come!
It’s amazing how much more quickly I can make the “little” clothes! And there is some whimsey to them which is a nice change of pace.
Wow, you’ve been busy! I remember having little aprons as a child, and probably wore an outfit just like that one. The ones you made are adorable.
Thanks, Julie! Part of our Christmas present to our granddaughter was a wooden toy kitchen (made in the USA, no less!), so, of course, she needed an apron to do her “cooking” in!
Loved seeing the orange and blue sailing bag on your blog!!!
So adorable. My absolute favorite shower gift!
Thanks, Janney! What a fun party that was for your beautiful daughter!