I have been staying up late making things for my small person. I am making the most of this time I have before re-opening the shop and taking on new custom orders.
Last year I bought Zavian an amazing little eskimo coat made from a recycled wooly blanket from wendy over at the textured leaf. I loved it so much! and after the success I had making Zavian that swing coat, I have always wanted to try my hand at making my own recycled blanket coat. I found the most amazing vibrant pink checked wooly blanket, and I have had it stashed away for nearly a year especially for this purpose. Finally, as a part of my project - destash I wrangled that blanket out from the bottom of the cupboard and got stuck into it.
I am so happy with how it turned out. Now I think we had better book a holiday somewhere cold - because there is no-way she will get a chance to wear it up here! FYI - I used the same swing coat pattern from Heidi and Finn to make the coat body, but substituted the collar for a hood. I have made up a few of the heidi and finn patterns, and they have always worked out a treat. The instructions are easy to follow and the designs are gorgeous!
I also whipped up a satin cape as part of project - dress up's box. This has actually not been well received. I don't think my small likes having things tied around her neck. Fair enough. At least its there in case she changes her mind.
On the shop front - next week Zavian will have her first two full days back at daycare. I am planning on primping and preening the shop and its contents to re-open on Thursday morning! Yay!! Exciting! Back to business! I can't wait.
Hope you are enjoying a marvellous weekend. Talk to you soon.