This vacation is coming to a close just like any other: wishing I had “one more” day of it to enjoy! I can’t believe Sunday evening is already here and I will be getting up bright and early tomorrow to head back to work. Good thing I like going to work, or I may seriously consider a sick day!
This short break was wonderful! It consisted of nothing particularly special, but everything entirely wonderful! I had family (well, my husband!), friends, food, a little bit of shopping (I really tried to resist, but by the time Saturday came around, I had to go), and of course plenty of sewing. Here’s what I did when I wasn’t eating, cleaning, sleeping, playing games, walking, cuddling on the couch, watching football, or anything else!
The vintage style apron is a gift for my cousin for Christmas, and I had enough fabric left over for the Martini Apron which will be up in my shop. I used the insructions from Amy Butler’s In Stitches to make that one (with a few modifications of course). The first one took me a really long time. For some reason I find that her instructions are really difficult to follow. But once I figured out what I was supposed to be doing, the second one was made in half the time or less. I always say to myself that I am never going to use one of her patterns again, but I inevitably do because they really do turn out great, and hopefully the more I make, the better I’ll get at following instructions :o)
The elephant burp cloths are for an order from the weekend, and the star burp cloths and baby blanket are for my best friend from college who is having a little boy in a couple of months! I picked up the cute animal print fleece at Joann’s on Saturday, and I already had the chocolate brown minky. I love the softness of both fabrics, and the print makes me want to wrap up a little baby all tight and cozy in there!