11 September 2011
Firstly: Walter came back. Ten days after he left, there he was, yowling loudly at the door one night (after a cold, wet and windy day). He's much skinnier, but otherwise apparently fine, happy to receive our pats and to take up his perch on his favourite chair once more. We suspect him of absconding to some kind of kitty health retreat, but he's not letting on about what he was really up to.
Secondly: I made A some dresses (much to my mum's relief I think, after seeing me dress her in a large number of C's hand-me-downs). I loved the dress that Al made for her, so I made a couple more from this Japanese book by Makie. I actually cut them out months ago, but dawdled over making them. The realisation that she was probably not going to fit them spurred me on to finish them- with modified button placement to provide a bit more room. So simple to wear- I plan on diving into the Liberty stash to make some more (in a larger size) for summer.
And thirdly: (I hope this doesn't jinx it) We've moved A into C's room- now officially The Kids' Room- so that we can have our study and craft room back. No more trying to remember to fetch things out of the baby's room before she goes to bed. No more setting up and packing away my ailing sewing machine for brief sewing sessions on the dining table. After a day of shifting and stacking and unstacking and restacking all the baby things are out, the craft supplies are waiting for some sorting and rearranging and reorganising, and then I can get on with some making. A trip to Ikea looms. As does some serious sewing machine research.