Last week I ordered Amanda Soule's new book, Handmade Home. It is sent media mail, so it will take a while to get to me, but in the mean time, I got the library's copy... cuz I just couldn't wait. What a wonderful set of projects this book is! I just love all of her ideas. This book is less 'my style' than her last book (The Creative Family), but of course, any ideas can be modified for any style. So this morning I finished my first project from the book.
The re-purposed wool blanket with quilt edging. In the book, hers has little felted flowers on it with cute little buttons in the middle... but I haven't finished the kids sweater hats yet, so I don't have wool to spare at the moment. Perhaps that will be an add on later... perhaps I will leave it like it is. The kids seem to be ok with that idea:
And of course, the pillowcase skirt:
Cyan is almost too big for just a single pillow case to be enough fabric for her clothes anymore. It is awfully cute!! But it would have fit a little better when she was still a size 6. (Directions to come.) I will have to modify to see what I can do to make these simple things last longer for her.... perhaps pannels? I have some ideas I am working out.