Just after hitting ‘publish’ on the previous post I realised that I had forgotten about another friend’s birthday which was the following day. Thank goodness for the speed of embroidery (in comparison to my snail’s pace knitting). I was able to make Bojana a small, subversive embroidery to hang in her room.
It’s always nice to have friends who are both worthy of handmade items and don’t mind bad language. This probably took me an hour and a half to make and cost $6.00.
Then I decided (out of the blue) that I had been neglecting Molly in this flurry of gifts for other people and became convinced that she needed some fairy/ballerina outfits. I had a look in the shops to see what was about but I was fairly horrified at the prices and the (as I saw it) poor quality of the materials and finishing. $60 for a newborn-sized fairy skirt in synthetics? No thanks.
So I set about making her a tiny fairy apron to wear while she potters about wiping surfaces and playing at cleaning. I LOVED the final product.
But as it turns out I don’t have a domesticated fairy. I have a wild imp who was not impressed with this apron. So it is now in my Etsy shop for another little person to enjoy!
I then googled ways of making quick and easy skirts for little ones and found this tutorial. I didn’t want to spend too much time on a second skirt in case she wouldn’t wear this one either, but I had success! This was the winner. A tiny pale pink ballet skirt that she had a happy half-hour stomping about in shouting ‘Pitty, pitty! Dance, dance!’.
Now it’s back to knitting this never-ending tie that I wish I hadn’t started. I worked out this morning that in order to finish it on time I have to knit 6 inches a day. Back to it.