This one is made from a scrap of dog themed fabric which was left over after I started making a dress for one of my granddaughters when she was about three but unfortunately I scorched and wrecked it. She is about to turn six so I thought I would make what was left into a skirt which she may or may not like depending on whether it is comfortable as she is fussy about what she wears just like her mother was. I can remember the tantrums when I put something on my girl which was uncomfortable. I added some large ric rac braid which was a pain to sew on as I couldn't see what I was doing so it wasn't a good idea to use darker thread. I don't think a six year old will mind though.
This skirt was made using the instructions for the Lazy Days Skirt which I have mentioned before. That's all the skirts I have cut out done and dusted now. I am not quite sure where they are all going to at this stage.
I have sewn up all the rows on the rag quilt and now just have to sew around the outside, snip the seam edges, give it a big shake outside to get rid of some of the loose cotton, wash it in a pillowcase to catch the threads and then put it in the dryer which I stop every ten minutes or so to clean the filter. I am looking forward to seeing how my new rag quilt snips work and whether my hands get as sore as they did when cutting the last two quilts.
Of course when you are trying to finish off your sewing UFOs you start another project don't you? :-)
When I went outside the other morning to let Sally Girl out and feed the guinea pigs, there was a real nip in the air and I thought that I might need some mittens soon not that I normally wear mittens or gloves. I had seen a pair of fingerless mittens on Pinterest which were knitted by a beginner knitter so I thought I would try out the easy pattern. I just have to learn how to join them up using a mattress stitch as she suggests. I have no idea what a mattress stitch is but I am about to find out. I used some yarn I picked up at Vinnies which is really thick and used size 12mm needles so it is knitting up quickly. Just what I like!
It is another long weekend in Queensland as Monday is a public holiday for Labor Day. If you live in our wonderful state I hope you take some time out to relax and enjoy our cooler weather after such a long summer.
Have a great weekend everyone!