. . . that was my teepee/crap-pee, my sewing mojo has been a little low. However, more recently I've redeemed myself somewhat with some (modest) successes that are making me feel slightly better about life.
Firstly, we have dolls' bed sets for my dear friend's twin girls . . .
I made mattresses, pillows, pillow cases, fitted and flat sheets, and quilts . . .
The quilts were my first ever foray into quilting. As it turns out, trying to get all those squares to line up perfectly is Quite. Hard. Work. I also knew that any attempt on my part to use my sewing machine to quilt the layers together would only end in EPIC scheme rage, so I decided to hide my poor sewing skills by hand-knotting each and every corner.
By the 50 millionth corner I was beginning to feel my will to live slip away, but I was pleased with the end result.
I've also just finished making fire and logs for my boys.
Yes, fire and logs.
Originally this was meant to be part of the Great Teepee 'camping inside' experience but now it's just fire and logs. I am the first to admit that this is a bit weird, even by my standards . . .
The pattern is from Jeannette Lim's Big Little Felt Universe but, because I know how felt wears, I decided to make the logs out of corduroy, with some thick vintage millinery felt for the ends. Good thing I did because the boys are mostly using the logs as weapons . . . when they aren't pretending they are giant poos.