The grand reveal

Phew! We have made it through one hundred days of kindergarten. To celebrate, each kid had to decorate a paper grocery bag with one hundred things arranged in groups of ten. I complained about it a few weeks ago over here when W chose all her fabrics from my scrap bin.

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See that fabric on the bottom left? That is a bit from the first fabric I ever bought “just because” I liked it. Still have some left, nine and a half years later! It is “Dimples” by Gail Kessler in either “celeste” or “robin’s egg.”

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She chose exactly which fabric went where, which was fun to watch.

The grand reveal

What a boring day

But productive so a qualified win?

The mending/repair box was a little full so I went at it.

Two pairs of pj pants for husband. I have been making the “fat bastard” size and he is only average. Actually he’s above average if you know what I mean 😉 but he takes a size medium in pants. So I trimmed the inseam and the crotch on these two.

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This is not yardage! It is a new pillowcase for the new (and tiny) buckwheat pillow, also belonging to husband. Not pictured is its twin.

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Ella got her hair bow back, Nintje had the silly putty cleaned off her head. Go here for how to pronounce Miffy in Dutch. My kids cheat and pronounce it nine-cha.

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New doll soother replaced.

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Not pictured: two winter hats mended, a snap reattached to a doll belt, or the seven picture books I repaired. And then I needed a nap.

What a boring day

and so it begins…

This weekend I sat down with W and steered her in the direction I wanted her to go. For some reason known only only to kindergarten teachers and probably pinterest, the 100th day of kindergarten is celebrated. To properly celebrate, each child must take a large paper grocery bag, turn it into a vest and decorate it with one hundred objects arranged in groups of ten.

Woe betide the child who choses pennies or hot wheels cars. Blessed are those who choose cheerios, stickers, or q-tips. Or their mum’s fabric collection.

10 colours. 10 scraps of each. Sorted!

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W was pretty thrilled to get all this out of just my scrap bin.

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Now to make a flippin’ paper vest.

Scraps = linking up with Cynthia!

and so it begins…

Day 473, or finished family pyjamas

Done! And before deadline too.

W:

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Husband:

If you look verrrry closely you’ll see that his glow in the dark. Because I love choosing fabric like this for my husband.

B is 9.5 and loves owls; I found “grown up owl fabric, not babyish owl fabric.” I also did a KILLER job on lining up prints and patterns.

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And mine. I’ve never included myself in the family christmas pj round up. But I thought it might be nice this year so I picked out these cute grumpy bears.

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And cocked everything up. They came out a bit snug. Wearable, but not baggy. And I shortened the legs as I am short. But I messed that up and got capris instead. So: tight, flannel capris for winter time. Head*desk.

I added a nearly six inch extension to the legs to make them wearable for christmas day. I might trim them down and give them to B instead.

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But this project is ta-done! I hope that wherever you are and whoever you’re with tonight that you have comfy pyjamas. Sleep well.

Day 473, or finished family pyjamas

Day 470

What is wrong with this picture?

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If you said “it’s not a quilt” you’re right. But you’re also right if you noticed that the pattern is on the right side of the fabric, which is the wrong side for cutting out garments. Quilting has spoilt me for garment sewing forever!

This week’s project: a family’s worth of pjs/nightgowns/pj pants. Pictured: sleeves and facings of nightgown, size 10.

Linking up with the usual mid-week round ups: (L-R) here, here, and here

Day 470