Making a Start

What with one thing and another, I’ve been pretty busy this last week with less time than usual for creative pursuits. Having said, that I have made a start on two new projects that I mentioned in my last post. First up, I have chosen fabric and started cutting out and sewing the apron for my mother in law:

start of apron

The pink fabric will be used to make the waist ties, pockets and binding. I think it will be quite pretty in a retro sort of stylee.

I am gathering supplies to make a doll from “We Make Dolls”. Opinion was divided between whether I should make Supergirl or Fleur. I have gone for Fleur in the first instance simply because she is easier (no arms and legs ;-)). I’ve cut out the main body and head pieces, and am pretty pleased with the colour combo:

fabrics for fleur

Waif, too, is making a start on a new sewing project. He is making an owl stuffie this time around. It’s a lot bigger than the penguin he made, which he was able to complete in one sitting, so he is learning the art of patiently doing a little each day:

waif makes start on owl

Sewing is a great exercise in learning patience, I find.

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8 thoughts on “Making a Start

  1. Gjeometry says:

    Wonderful starts! And so nice to see little ones sewing.

  2. Andria says:

    The apron is coming along beautifully. If and when I learn to sew properly, I think I would really enjoy making aprons. And your doll looks absolutely adorable, even at this early stage. I think it is so neat that Waif does so much sewing…what a great skill!

  3. annjrippin says:

    I think she looks lovely already. You make such gorgeous things and clearly inspire those around you.

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