In case you are wondering where I have been for the last couple of weeks, the answer is this: I've been chained to the sewing machine, making 23 dresses for the school fete. Every spare minute has been spent cutting, overlocking, stitching, rolling hems and finally threading sweet grosgrain ribbon until they were all done. My back may be sore from hunching over to sew, but I can honestly say that as a member of our school community I have well and truly done my bit.
But then, oddly? Crazily? Stupidly? I decided that I also needed to whip up a few dolls. Why, I hear you all asking? To be honest, I'm not truly sure. I think I have some bizarre school fete-over-committment issue.
But seriously, who could resist making a few of these? The pattern is from the wonderful, talented and generally all around awesome Nic of 60piggies, who kindly said "Sure kid, go for your life!" when I emailed to ask if she would mind me making some to raise money for Grumble's school. And let us not forget, this is the Best.Softie.Pattern.Ever. And it's free for your use too on her website. I love Nic. She's AWESOME!
So the fete tally for yours truly is 23 dresses and 4 dolls. And besides, just between you and me, I suck at making jam. So that ruled that one out. But sewing? Yeah... I can sew.