Just wanted to show you Frida in her new dress – I think she’s beautiful, but I may be biased…
The sun showed itself yesterday! Following days and days of nothing but greyness, it was quite amazing to see the long shadows that were cast on the snow. I was driving in the car with Frida, and she complained about getting the sun in her eyes. Complained! Of course, I had to tell her to get her priorities straight – not sure she knew what I meant, though.
I made her this dress a few days ago, and I love it – it looks even cuter on her. I’m sorry to say it’s made from Onion 20022 again, but seriously this pattern has been worth every øre (penny or dime would sound better, but it just wouldn’t be true) I paid for it. Check out everything I made from the pattern right here. This dress is made from Hilco velvet (love, love, love it) from Malika & Rosa and cotton from Joel Dewberry found at Fabric.com.
Now, it’s Friday night, and I’m looking forward to the weekend. Let’s do a quick wrap-up.
Mads will be home in an hour or two after a few days of work in Stokesley, UK. Remember the photo of Ronja in the Lucia parade? Well, it just won a global Christmas season photo contest in my company, and an iPod Touch will be arriving in the mail soon. Nice. Also I have realized that there are job opportunities out there, and some of them seem not so far off – so now I just need to find the right one, and get it! It’ll be a nice weekend!
I got around to taking pictures of Frida’s blouse, when I came home from work today. I so enjoy the fact that it’s light outside when I get home from work – it makes a world of difference to me.
I have to say, I really like this blouse, and I love how the appliqué turned out! The pattern for the blouse doesn’t come in a size this small so I had to downsize it, and it seems to be a little short. If it’s too much so, I’ll lengthen it with some of the purple flower fabric, but we’ll see about that. The pattern for the appliqué is from the latest issue of Ottobre. I made the blouse from white linen, and edged it with fabric from Stof og Stil. The appliqué is made from different pieces from my stash.
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Also, I received an award a few days ago.
Helinä is the sweet giver, and you should go have a look at her blog, because she makes such beautiful things. (The last one up is a completely adorable little dress!) She writes in Finnish, so most of you will either need to drop by her site in Google Translator or just browse through the beautiful photos. Thank you so much Helinä – I really appreciate it!
Ronja picked it out. I’m not too good at letting her choose the fabric (it’ll all end up pink), but this time she got to. I gave her the opportunity to pick the fairy fabric, and she did at first, but dropped it when she realized there wasn’t enough for this blouse as well as a summer dress in a few months. Good thing I had the “Floral Fantasma” from Alexander Henry as well. She went with some red dots from Moda for the neck line casing and sleeve edges. It’s girly, that’s for sure – and she loves it!
Today I made a blouse from the same pattern (Onion 20022) for Frida. It’s finished but I haven’t got pictures yet, so you’ll have to wait a bit for that one.
In the meantime, we had a wonderful weekend. Nice and slow – we’re not getting out much at the moment, because we really, really don’t want Frida to catch a cold or something before her surgery next week. Her odds health-wise are pretty bad at the moment too – Mads has been having a severe cold this past week, and Ronja has just had a fever for a few days. Frida is still in the clear, and I am as well, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Of course, if she’s sick in any way when it’s time for the operation, they won’t operate, and they may push it a few months. Anyway, there’s no way we can keep the girls away from each other – above you see Ronja reading to Frida.
Mads finished building the small fence out front today – all it needs now is some paint.
Ronja is wearing the new pants today, and we just had a bit of sunshine, so I got to take a picture. It’s quiet here right now – Mads is reading, Frida is taking a nap, and Ronja has taken the opportunity to play with her toys, without interference.
Tonight we’re going to dinner at some friends’ house. What a nice Saturday.
So I did it again – I made another pair of the Onion pants from pattern 20022.
It’s my fourth pair made from this pattern, but Ronja is growing out of the first two ones, and they just really work well, look good, and are easy to sew up. The pants came together over a few evenings this week, after the girls were in bed. I used a floral baby corduroy along with a soft pink one, both purchased cheap at a local sewing shop. I quite like the result, and Ronja has new pants that are easy for her to put on and take off.
Still, I will have to be on the lookout for a new pants pattern – can’t keep doing this one…