Thursday, May 13, 2010
Small Successes--volume 66
2) In a moment this week when "the little guys" (Dominic and Adrian) were driving me insane, oscillating between boisterous play and arguments accompanied by lots of yelling and shrieking, I suppressed my temptation to put on a video for them, and instead I pulled out water, paints, paper towels, liquid watercolors and watercolor paper, and I demonstrated the "wet-on-wet" technique. They were [relatively] quiet and occupied for the next 45 minutes. And I wasn't left feeling guilty!
3) I sewed up my first muslin for the bodice of the regency dress I will attempt to make for Una, and I am so glad I did! It turns out that I had to widen the armholes and neck for her. Now I think, after adjusting the pattern, that I am ready to cut into my actual dress fabric. First tell me, who is the patron saint of seamstresses? I really want this to turn out...at least well enough for Una to wear around here!
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