It's officially birthday season for us! There are a string of important birthdays kicking off around a week ago through to the big finale of it being my birthday end of January. And what better place to hunker down and whip up some prezzies for some special beings in our lives - the sewing studio. I think the book title Last Minute Knitted Gifts is a bit oxymoronic; at least for me. My new favourite gift to make - behold another Melton hat from Carefree Clothes for Girls (don't tell the model about the Girl bit. I just led on it was all carefree).
And I'm hoping that my boy simply has a case of Hajduk Head (My maiden name is Hajduk. It's the genitic trait of having a larger than average brain case. Because we Hajduks are smart like that) and that hat won't be too small for the recipient. Fingers crossed. I love this book. As soon as there is a lull in cow milking and butter churning (I made butter this weekend. Turned out amazing!) I'm going to whip up Edie a pair of pants in there that have built in legwarmers. I feel Mama needs a pair of those. I request I make myself a pair in the near future. See how I communicated that so non-violently?
Edie picked out all the components to the hat. The fabric, chin strap, vintage button, cheeky but in demand super model. It's my new favourite gift to make. And it's waterproof too! It's been raining here and the children are without rain gear. Luckily wool repels water well.
And I tried out the pantsuit version of the Oliver and S tea party dress pattern. Perfect because we have a Tea Party theme going on around here lately. Fridays are not only organic chicken and cheap organic beer night at the restuarant, which is awesome because instead of cooking late Friday afternoons I get to craft, but they're also Tea Party Day. On Friday mornings friends come over for tea and the kids and I bake up some kind of muffin-like treat to go with. Plus, tea party goers get to give Daisy a couple of pats before hand. Her milk comes out extra creamy on Fridays. Coincidence? I think not!