I'm even close to the bottom of the washing basket....a fairly rare event around these parts.
Of course there is still the actual unpacking of most of the market suitcases......
It was a different market to the last one I did, with different things selling this time around. I now have a week of getting orders (from the market & ETSY) ready to send, which will see the end of my stash of red scooter fabric, hopefully I have enough left over to make something for Addie!
The best thing about markets is the fact that I make things in my kids sizes so that if they don't sell, they get used by Max & Addie! Both are in need of some winter clothing so it was good to be able to give them some new threads. The photos below were taken after they were worn to 2 playgroups yesterday (Tim took them along to a Dad's playgroup for the first time...where they had dinner!)
- some cord pants for Max with wood trim used for the pockets . The best bit about these pants is that I made them to last as long as possible, they have a deep hem, ready to be let down as he grows & an adjustable waist that I can let out if his girth happens to change!
- and a corduroy smock for Adelaide,with an essential pocket for her hanky or mobilo phone. I'll have to try & get a picture of her wearing it as it is much nicer on!
The quilt matches the baby blocks I showed in my last post & I'm thinking of keeping this little bundle for a gift or for our next baby. It would seem strange to have a quilt already completed before the baby comes along given Max & Adelaide's quilts were not completed until they were about 6 months old!
Finishing this little quilt made me want to do more so I plan to get going on my backlog of promised quilts soon.....yes Britt Matilda's is at the top of the list finally!
I also realised how obsessed with the colour mustard I am at the moment, I think it goes with everything! It started way back here when I bought some mustard coloured broadcloth from Spotlight called "Chartreuse". It is still being combined with all sorts of fabrics, from the quilt above to this mermaid fabric....
I'm really serious, look at the size of this cotton reel!
And to top it off I found both these necklaces at the op shop in the same week recently!
To add to my ever growing collection of necklaces made for me by Max, it's amazing how much time he can spend concentrating on threading (using an elastic bodkin).
OK I need to go & face up to some more of that unpacking and cleaning!