Most nights right now are ending with me making nothing less than a THUD as I fall into bed. But! I did find my way to the sewing machine one evening recently. I'm not exactly sure when or how it happened. And in fact, it all feels rather like a blurry dream that may have never happened at all, save for the presence of these two pieces of clothing as evidence. So I know I'm not imagining things. There was some sewing, I am sure of it. (clearly still convincing myself.)
I had in mind to make Adelaide a pair of pants from Carefree Clothes for Girls since the book arrived (remember that I made the White Melton Hat for Harper from the same title). So late that evening, when I sleepily walked toward the sewing machine, I was met with the book, and the washed black linen sitting on the studio table. So that's what I made. Not the sewing that I have deadlines for, not the sewing I have in-progress, but this. It was just the kind of sewing I wanted needed to do: simple, fun, and for my babes.
The pants were easy and simple to put together with a bit of lace on the hem. And the scarf was so incredibly fun to make - I just opened up my favorite suitcase full of vintage linen pieces and started cutting and piecing, following along the pattern guidelines. So fun. It's backed with a really soft wool - cozy on the neck. I think I want one too.
In the morning, she had this ready for her by her bed (I love doing that), and ready for a little trail walk. She approved, thank goodness. "Four years old" is getting a little harder to get the crafting for right each time - without opting for purple each and every single time, that is. But she liked this, many thanks to the presence of that sweet birdie (thank you, once again, Megan!).
Making things for my babies? It really is one of my greatest joys, I am certain of that. And I am grateful for the little pocket of time I found for making these two little things. Even if I was half-dreaming when I made it...and even if I was a wee bit sleepier the next day. Once in a while, you just have to do such good-for-you/good-for-them things, you know? You know.