I've been missing my little blog lately... I have plenty of things to say and show you but not the time, plus being unwell this week hasn't helped - now if only I could get those 'thought posts' (you know the ones were you write them in your head) to jump out and formulate into actual posts I'd be happy :-) Anyway...
Before we went on our trip to Tasmania recently I decided that my little girl just had to have a doll carrier to carry around one of her beloved dolls. I'd been saving this pattern for ages and the night before we left (crazy woman) it could wait no longer.
But what a doozie of a pattern to try very late the night before going away... There are straps and buckles galore on this one, it's virtually a kid sized Ergo (that I used and loved when my kids were babies), which is great, only not if you are dead tired and stressing about all the final things to pack and how you don't want to be screaming your head off on the plane because "Mummy stayed up very late making you this so just be grateful!!!" yep, utter craziness.
There are lots of little details like the fold over flap at the top complete with button embellishments, the straps are padded and adjustable and I think the little red riding hood fabric looks sweet. It's a great pattern, it's just very detailed and requires a bit of thought - in the wee hours of the morning it took lots of staring at the pattern to try to work it out and quite a few swear words - it wasn't the wisest time to do it.
Anyway, she liked it well enough. Although she was a little s#*t for most of the trip so probably didn't deserve it. Now it mostly just hangs on the back of her door gathering dust but when she does use it it's a pretty cute sight. And a good reminder to me to sometimes fight myself and give the late night sewing a miss.