Exciting news-I finally ordered a copy of Ottobre so that I might try my hand at actually sewing a garment. I am sure my attempts will look nowhere near as beautiful as Astrid’s, but I’m ready to try. Imagine if you will, though, how utterly incomprehensible and overwhelming this looks:
It’s like some insane subway map. Apparently I need to trace the pattern pieces I will need off of this.
I’m feeling the Christmas spirit a bit early this year and eager to get started making things. This was the sight of my dining room table tonight:
I’ve been working on these wall clips (like the ones I made for Clark and Tabitha’s rooms) to hang Christmas cards from. I figure I’ll give a couple to friends and keep one or two for myself. Then I finally put Tabitha’s name on her chair (only a whole year after her arrival.) Finally, Paul and I spent the evening making the cleverest party invitations ever. Unfortunately, they are not going to look so great after they go through the mail. The invites are for a cookie party so we made fortune cookies out of papers that I’d stamped with Christmas stamps and silver ink. The party details I printed on a strip of paper to look like the fortune. I looked up online how to fold them and voila! Look how great they look here:
They will hopefully be able to expand once they are pulled from the envelope.
And, last but not least, we have finally finished Tabitha’s first birthday video. It’s 10 minutes long and features the songs “Shine” by Dolly Parton and “That’s My Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright. We’re pretty pleased with the result which shows her wonderful first yeart.