Megan and I have spent almost all our time at home this week while Chopper is driving me car to work every day (his is in the shop from the accident). So I've been reading up on easy, fun activities to do with toddlers -- except it seems to be a requirement that they be able to toddle first. Oh well. I'll just store them for later. I've also been sewing her Easter dress. I've decided I need to learn how to sew well, particularly for my girl(s). Since we now live in an area where it is particularly difficult to find modest dresses, I think it will come in handy. Even baby dresses are sleeveless and I just want her to dress right from the get-go so that there's never any question of what's appropriate or not. Plus, I really like making adorable dresses! I'll post pictures of this one later -- our camera is on the fritz -- but I've learned some things:
1. For a fully lined dress, get a light lining. My poor baby is wearing half her weight in cotton!
2. For basting or gathering stitches, use dark or contrasting thread so they're easier to see to pull out.
But despite some difficulties, my backup plan will not be needed (buy an adorable dress from the spring collection at THe Children's Place -- now I'll just wait until they go on sale!). The dress came out really cute.
My blog however, not so much . . . still working on it!