I don't think I've ever worked as hard as I have these last few weeks and it nearly broke me. I think this phenomenally busy time has really made me realise that I'm not super woman or super mum. I need to really think before I commit to time consuming activities as my family is my priority. That said I will NEVER EVER enrol in full time uni again. I know, even as I write that I think 'how did I ever think it was going to be easy???' I'm also giving the markets a rest for a while. They are lots of fun and good for sales, but just a little too much to keep going to with baby Adele and certainly too much to do when coupled with online sales.
So, having said that doesn't mean that I've not been hitting the machine. I've actually been on a bit of a baby sewing binge - sewing a bunch of much needed clothes for Adele including:
This adorable dress.
It's made with a lovely dusty teal, wide wale cord and has a vintage doily around the neck. I've also bound it in adorable pink and cream stripe binding, which my mum gave to me. I've actually taken inspiration from a frock from Carefree Clothes for Girls, which I bought only to realise all of the patterns start from size 4... doh!
I also made Adele this cute long sleeve dress/swing top
It is from this edition of Ottobre magazine. I made it in a super soft teal pinwale cord, contrasted with a yoke in my most favourite paisley fabric, which is very soon to run out.
Both of these tops or dresses will be perfect with tights and a onesie in winter. So to will this skirt!!
It's made with the same pinwale cord as the top above and lined with some fabric given to me by a very dear friend. I love this fabric so much, so I'm super pleased that I used it to make something super awesome.
I added pockets to the back of the skirt to show off some of the little birds and crocheted some ric rac to trim the hem and pockets.
So that's it for now - my 18 hour baby clothes binge is over. Adele is awake wanting to be fed, the kitchen needs to be cleaned, floors vacuumed and mopped and dinner to make.... back to being a mum.