On Saturday the boy and I made the Amish Friendship bread.It came out delicious, but I am quite positive this stuff is very fattening. Considering the amount of flour, sugar, and milk that goes in this bread, I'm guessing the Amish are not health nuts.
Another project I worked on this past week was this skirt for the girl.
As you can see she was in the mood to ham it up. It's the Oliver + S Lazy Days skirt pattern. I originally saw it on Soule Mama. It was free and easy, two things I love. I made it somewhat longer than a lot of others I've seen. Since this is the first article of clothing I've made, I wanted to give myself some wiggle room in case I majorly messed something up. Next time I'll probably go a bit shorter.I read a lot of blogs in the past few days by gals who had made this skirt. An experienced person can make it in about a half hour. I worked on it on and off all weekend. Not to mention the ten days prior that I spent staring at the pattern wondering Can I actually do this? Well, I can and I did and it is mostly screw up free.
Of course there are a few minor imperfections, but nothing you can see without a magnifying glass. And frankly, if you are staring at my daughter's skirt with a magnifying glass, then I'm probably not the one with the problem. I'm really proud of myself for being able to do this. Plus, not only does the girl love it, but she watched as it grew from just a piece of material to a skirt with a ribbon trim. I think she got a little excitement about seeing it from start to finish.
And that is it for this update. See, I told you it would be short. But before I go I want to mention that my lovely friend Tania over at Blooming Almond gave me a groovy blogging award.I've been reading Blooming Almond only for a few months, having stumbled upon it back in August when she posted about this awesome tree tote bag she created. It quickly became one of the blogs I click on daily. One of the rules of this award is that you have to pass it on to five readers of your blog. I'm going to have to skip out on this part because I only have a dozen or so regular readers who actually blog themselves so I tend to give these to the same people over and over again. But just know that I love and am so thankful for all the people I've "met" through blogging. I'm always amazed when someone takes the time out of their day to comment on some junk I posted here. And if I comment on your blog, then I consider you to be pretty cool. The blogs I read daily have been a continuing source of inspiration to me and I hope in some small way I can do that for my readers.