My mother, more commonly known as Nana around here, arrived this weekend to spend a little "girl time" with Carys and I. Frank and Jasper went camping up in the mountains, so we spread out here at home...leaving Nana's sewing machine set up on our kitchen table for the whole weekend we went to work, with fabrics strewn about and patterns being cut on the floor.
Nana loves to sew, and is always throwing around ideas of things that she can make for the kids. I help her with designing patterns and with fabric and color choices, we make a good team. The big project that we finished over the weekend was this gorgeous Kimono for Carys. The fabric is from an apron that I got years ago at Ikea, because I loved the fabric, I think that we put it to the perfect re-purposing.
Once Carys put on the finished Kimono it inspired lots of dancing, one dance involved waving a tissue, I imagine that could be because she saw me blowing my nose all weekend as I have been under the weather.
To make Carys's Kimono we modified a pattern for a baby kimono that we found in Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching. This book is full of fun projects that can be done in a weekend or less, my mom and I already have a few more projects from the book in the works...including an amazing Obi belt for me.
Also on my sewing agenda, I am making another flip doll, this time as a Christmas gift for my baby niece. You will, of course, be the first to see how it turns out!