Week 1 of Christmas gift prep. This week I chose to stick with something easy since my work week was busy and my husband was also out of town for work. Oliver +S pajama bottom pattern from the Bedtime Story pattern was a perfect choice. Consists of three pattern pieces and I can put one together is an evening . . probably two in an evening once I have the pattern down.
The first pair I made from some clearance flannel from Joann's. Cute but hard to photograph. The pattern is very busy and I had a hard time getting the focus right. The photo is still blurry and I tried several didn't ways with several didn't setting and this was the best I could get. Now when I made the first pair I didn't surge anything but I did with the second pair and will from now on. I really like the surged finish.
Really like this pair. I surged the edges, changed the cuffs and this flannel is softer and drapes better.
The second pair I did the bottom cuffs in a different flannel from a fat quarter I got last year in CT.
I would have done the waist band too but I couldn't get the band unless I pieced the fabric together which I just didn't feel like doing.
The second project I started this week was the felt food for Brooke's kitchen. I have several patterns to get done before Christmas. I am trying to squeeze at least one or two of these felt projects in a week.
This one was pretty easy to make using a CD as a pattern and then beads for sprinkles. I really like the felt . . .much better than plastic. Not bad for a busy week one . . .this week could be good or bad. . .with Hurricane Sandy on the way I could be stuck at home without power or I could be slammed at work . . .hard to tell. Just going with the flow.