29 January 2013
This week was supposed to be all about making a new washable insulated lunch sack for C to use when he starts school next week (Yikes, how did that happen so fast?!). I didn't get quite as far with that project as I'd intended (who knows, I may be rushing to the supermarket on Sunday afternoon and buying a non-washable insulated vinyl one instead) but that's because I got distracted by some other creative projects.
I wove in the ends on some much needed new kitchen dishcloths.
I started working on my little contribution to Lisa's 1000 doilies project, and am finding, despite by minimal crochet experience and the teeny tiny needle and thin thread, that it is a project that is immensely enjoyable and satisfying (as well as very transportable).
And C and I made a Woolbot. He chose the project from Fiona's Hop Skip Jump book, picked out the fabrics from the scrap box, drew the patterns for the robot's front and face, inserted the stuffing and rearranged my pins, while I took care of the cutting and sewing. Not that it was an entirely smooth mother/child crafting exercise, but we both learned something from the experience, and he loves the robot we made. (It was also a damn sight easier to make than a Womble...)