Meet Sheila

It appears that my cold is showing no signs of weakening (I’m getting tired of sneezing, coughing, blowing my nose, and being just plain run down). Consequently, I’m giving it a name, Sheila. I figure if it’s going to linger like an unwelcome guest, we might as well be on a first name basis. What does this mean? I just didn’t have the energy to post a Linky Thursday. I’m hoping that with enough medicine, Sheila will at least ‘take a nap’ so I can accomplish something for a couple of hours.
Even though I haven’t sewn anything in several days, I have been thinking about sewing. First off, I realized I will not be making Taylor’s Christmas dress this year – there’s just not going to be enough time. I had planned on using a lovely silk chiffon (with a matching lining fabric) that I had picked up from Sew Much, but I know that working with this material will make sewing slower and I don’t want to pressure myself to get it done. Secondly, Easton needs his own backpack. Sometime last week, he discovered Taylor’s old Polly Pocket sets (one came with a see-through backpack with pink piping and teal zipper and straps) and has been toting it around the house (along with his Little People fire station) this week. For now, I’m going to try out Blueprint’s free tutorial and pattern – it seems to use very little fabric (some fat quarters) and promises to sew up quickly (no zipper). Hopefully over Christmas break I’ll find some time to develop my own – I’d like to have one with a zipper so you’re able to see everything easily. Plus Easton has started unzipping his current backpack himself some (now if we can only get him to stop concentrating so much on ‘doing’ and more on talking) so a zipper shouldn’t limit his ability to open the bag himself too much.
So what has everyone else been working on?

7 thoughts on “Meet Sheila

  1. Jessi

    I just made that toddler backpack for a friends son and I’m working on another one. It does sew up pretty quickly if you don’t line it.
    I lined it 🙂
    One thing I noticed – and it might just be me – but the opening isn’t really big. So I think I’m going to make another version just a bit bigger to solve that problem.
    Other than that, I’m finishing up a Wee Wonderful doll, making some babylegs (super easy!), a Jalie jacket for a niece, and have the shirts picked out for your t-shirt backpack tute! Let’s hope I can get it all done!

  2. Aimey

    My older daughter received an American Girl doll for her birthday this week. I’m working on some clothes to add to her collection! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  3. bernadette

    Get lots of sleep, drink herbal teas with honey, and I hope you feel all better soon.
    (We all like Celestial Seasonings echinacea tea when we have colds. But not all stores carry it.)

  4. suzie

    Sorry to hear about your “unwanted guest” Hope she heads back to where she came from SOON! lol
    The link to the Christmas Story bunny outfit is a riot!!!! Did that guy make it? What a great tutorial as well 🙂
    Don’t worry too much about Easton starting to talk…..when he does, he won’t stop! hahahaha. Enjoy the quiet!
    S

  5. Kate S

    Ugh yuck poor you a cold at Christmas 🙁 I think the best thing is LOTS of sleep, though I guess thats pretty impossible with two kids and at this time of year…
    I’m making a pair of Softies from the Ric-rac blog (Jodie made the Selvedge dress – coolest thing ever!). They are going OK so far but I think the patterns a bit narrower than the original – mine look to me like salt shakers not people lol. May have to tweak it if I do it again……

  6. Kate S

    Ugh yuck poor you a cold at Christmas 🙁 I think the best thing is LOTS of sleep, though I guess thats pretty impossible with two kids and at this time of year…
    I’m making a pair of Softies from the Ric-rac blog (Jodie made the Selvedge dress – coolest thing ever!). They are going OK so far but I think the patterns a bit narrower than the original – mine look to me like salt shakers not people lol. May have to tweak it if I do it again……

  7. Katharine in Brussels

    Sheila, you wicked girl–she lingered 3 weeks for me. Seasonal flu. I showed her the door after getting an inhaler to stop the coughing, three days of it and presto! I’m not asthmastic but inhalers always work for me to stop a nagging cough. But the nose–well that’s a bummer. Green tea?
    I’m sewing baby clothes, of course! So tiny they’re like doll clothes, it seems 🙂 Baby’s due 25 Jan.

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