I’ve been everywhere

Another busy weekend full of birthday parties and excitement. Grandma and Grandpa came up from the Okanagan on Saturday to pick up William for a week at their house. He was so excited about going that he told everyone he met that he would be leaving for Vernon in a few days and they won’t be seeing him for a while. Here’s my little adventurer on his way out.

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Before going away, William went to a birthday party for a dear little friend. Her favourite colours are purple, pink and lime green so I made an apron for her and wrapped it up in a matching tote bag that I made from a pattern in this book which I absolutely love. Lotta has such amazing simple designs that are easy and practical. I think I have made just about everything in the book. I only wish I could get her fabric in Canada.

I made up the apron pattern by tracing around and apron that my grandmother made for my sister onto kraft paper. The original version had a front pocket that was sewn with several little horizontal stitching lines to hold crayons or pencils in place. I think this version which has just one line of stitching down the centre to create two pockets is a bit more practical. I have yet to see a kid carrying their crayons in an apron. I filled the pockets with tiny books and flower seeds. I also lined this one so that it can be reversible. I hope she likes it and has lots of fun gardening. cooking, and making things (despite the slightly crooked pocket).

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All of this and William turned five on Sunday! Happy Birthday sweetie!

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