Its been a crazy week this week! This is the 4th week in a row that my husband has been working 12-13 hours days 6 days a week, both of my kiddos have had a stomach bug, for some reason I decided it was a good idea to paint my daughter’s bedroom, and I’ve been doing my best to keep up with the housework and the garden during the rest of my time. Whew!
I thought I’d check in here and say “hi!” and also show you my daughter’s Easter dress and bow. Every time I make something, I try to learn at least one new skill. (Don’t you just love the Internet? There is a tutorial for almost anything you want to learn.) This time I learned how to follow a pattern (cut on the fold, etc), and how to make and place covered buttons. This is the first piece of clothing I’ve ever made, and I was very pleased with the result. There’s actually a few little mistakes here and there on the dress, but they aren’t noticeable and I feel like I learned a ton in the process. I actually had it done before Sunday morning, which is pretty good for me. :)
The tutorial and pattern can be found over at The Cottage Home.
(Click on the pictures to make them bigger.)
I have all sorts of posts waiting to be written, including one about local produce, more gardening updates, and some frugal decorating projects, but that’ll have to wait until I can actually have time to sit down and write. Hopefully next week will not be so eventful!