Sunday, January 6, 2013
The colors on Nikki's were more varied, but I went for blues quite a bit, 'cause she looks great in blues. After that, I started on dresses--three apeice, including Grace's first day of school dress.
In the midst of this, I took a break and made two skirts for Skirting the Issue. My Uncle Jim was a foster child, so it's fairly close to home for me. My grandparents couldn't afford to adopt him, so he earned the money himself so he would legally be part of the family. (Emotionally, it was already the truth!)
Soon after that was finished, I started on the Christmas dresses, because unlike last year, I was determined to actually finish 'em this year.
I managed to finish, though not as early as I would have liked, and we got pictures taken. Next year, we're going elsewhere, because Sears was horrifically expensive, and thus we only got one portrait with both girls. Gave it to Jared and Joanna for Christmas, so I don't have a copy! They looked cute, though, so all the work was worth it! Then it was Christmas presents. This year, I made two pairs of mustache pj bottoms, one pair of jungle jammies (I let the kids pick the fabric), one set of football jammies, one set of bear jammies, a pink dino, a railroad engineer's outfit, a giraffe, a pangolin, two fleece blankets, and two nightgowns.
We also got some fantastic news a few weeks ago--
Yep! We're getting a baby boy! Boy sewing! Hooray! (Richard, unfortunately, doesn't count, 'cause my sister is bad about measuring and I don't see him enough!)
As for last year's resolution, I made progress, but didn't totally conquer it. I still have boxes to go through on top and I have yet to find an affordable, stackable solution for my pattern collection. For this year, I want to continue to get organized, and I'm going to make a concerted effort to follow through on planned projects. I have a load of fabric I bought for fall/winter wardrobes that I have yet to cut into. It's been a busy year here on Granny Lane. Goodbye 2012! Hello 2013!