Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sew What?

I know summer has been crappy and I have been spending more time indoors than normal. Seems its been a poor summer in a lot of areas. I used another rainy day to do some more sewing.

I cut out a dress for Athena. Long sleeved this time. I made her a red floral a few weeks back which I was going to make with long sleeves as well, but the fabric pattern looked too summery. This fabric is decidedly not summery. In fact, it is not girly even. She picked it out at the fabric store. It is a type of camouflage. Browns and rust. I don't know how it will look as a dress but we will see.

I also made a "Magic Bag" filled with organic buckwheat, scented with Lavender oil. While I was at it, I made an eye bag too for Savasana or any time.

Last night I heated it up and laid it on Athena's back after she climbed into bed. I went into her room an hour and a half later to find her still on her belly, fast asleep. She hadn't moved an inch as the bag was still right where I put it. I got that idea from Jen who uses the same trick with Abby. I think I'll do that more often. Very calming, especially with the lavender.

You'll see that I used some remnants from the dress I cut out. Yeah, I don't know how it will be as a school dress either. I am hoping to have the time to put it together over the weekend. It is supposed to be hot here, at long last so I'll be hiding inside.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Your bags look so good. I was just telling Jordan about the eye bag you made at supper time. I'm going to make an eye bag and another big one for my doula bag. Did you have a pattern or did you just wing it?

I think I will make the girls some long sleeve dresses!