Not this time! The girls really needed some new winter gear and it's getting really cold here so the timing was good.
I have been super organised and I've cut everything already. I am on FIRE! Here is my plan:
If you're with me on Facebook you will already have seen that ridiculous selfie of me wearing this hat! (yep I was amazed it fit too.) I got a head start on this project and it's finished - the cozy winter hood from the Oliver & S book Little Things To Sew. I got the book as a gift from Mum & Dad for Christmas and this is the first project I've made from it. I used a purple polar fleece for the exterior and I had a tiny bit of that vintage squirrel print flannel (in the pic) that was from my late Grandmother-in-law's stash. It was left over from this project. Lucy loves it and will be snug as a bug when we do the early morning kinder drop off!
I did some thrift shopping the other day and saw a pretty baby blanket made of a soft rose print jersey fabric. I had a brain wave and wondered if I would be able to manage to cut it so the edge of the blanket formed the hems and cuffs. For 99c I was happy to give it a go. Success! I just had enough for a size 3T from the skinny flashback tee pattern. Definitely a good way to buy jersey knit - the colours and styles in my local fabric store are pretty boring.
The last two items are the same pattern (from Tie Dye Diva) but one each for Anna and Lucy - a hooded vest.
The fleece will go on the inside and the rose print yellow flannelette on the outside. Anna chose this colour scheme (no surprises there!)
Lucy's is the same but with a red riding hood flannelette on the outside and navy fleece on the inside.
So overall, not too ambitious, but I'd like to get it done without stress or pressure. If I finish all this before the week is over I will make another Oliver & S winter hat for Anna. But that's it - I have quite a few other projects on the go at the moment too. (As usual!)
Are you participating? What are you making?