One of my granddaughters loves dogs so she picked out some doggie fabric for a skirt and her older sister....
...picked out this pinkish fabric. At least I hope that is the one she picked out as I didn't buy it when they were with me. I used Dana's Simple Skirt tutorial. This is an easy skirt to make and would be suitable for those new to sewing.
I used the animal fabric for the baby's shorts as well and his mum will have to adjust the elastic in the waistband when they arrive in the mail. I had bought one of Dana's shorts patterns and used the tutorial for Sewing Kid Shorts: The Basic Shorts . This is also a very easy tutorial to follow and I would recommend it to beginners as well.
I finished off the clothes this week on the off chance that they would drive this way on route to home tomorrow but it does add a couple of hours to their already long trip so I am pleased they will be taking the shorter route as the forecast temp for the Outback areas over the weekend is about 40C. My son-in-law has to start back at work on Monday so they won't get back till late on Sunday. The roads up there are treacherous from dusk due to kangaroos and other animals deciding to take a walk or a hop on the highway so they need to get home during daylight. However, it doesn't get dark till an hour or so later than down here in the SE so that gives them a little bit of extra time.
Give it a try and I am sure you will like it. There are other recipes on that page as well. I think some of the recipes from the e-book I bought are now incorporated into a new one called Low Sugar Snacks.
Talking about e-books, I Quit Sugar has a new free one called Just Add Water and there are recipes in there for all seasons so download it and take a look and I think you will find a drink that appeals to you which doesn't contain heaps of sugar.
Have a relaxing weekend everyone. Spare a thought for the people of West Australia who are coping with a devastating bushfire south of Perth. I believe the township of Yarloop has almost been wiped out and other towns are threatened as well. I hope everyone in the area stays safe.