August 3, 2009

Weekend Projects.

It's been another busy weekend, but I managed to finish a few projects today for friends. Chris and I visited baby Iris yesterday and I wanted to make sure that I finished her baby quilt, so I spent Friday night working away and I'm really pleased with it!

I also promised to work on a toddler back-pack for the sweet 2-year-old who will be coming to stay with us in a couple of weeks. I used the backpack pattern in Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing, and took a few inches off each measurement so it'd work for a small person. I think it's really cute and just the right size to fit whatever a toddler might need to carry around.

And I finished a simple little tote for a friend's birthday. Fun & easy to make.

Also - some dream skirts from Anthropologie. I had a brief visit to their new Yorkville shop and I was a bit disappointed (especially with their sale section. Poor!), but there was still some wonderful ephemera and it's always a joyous browsing experience. These skirts were nowhere in sight, but given that they're each over $200, I'm fine with just looking at them online. Bows! Buttons!

[oooh! aaaah!]

Chris and I took a nice little walk today between work sessions. We had popsicles and ice cream sandwiches and dreamed about the future.

I hope you've had a wonderful long weekend.

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