How very exciting my first post for 2016! I contemplated ending my weekly blog posting of – A Piece A Week but I will give it another year and see how it pans out. Three years is a good amount of time to give a project and it was rewarding and inspiring!
Just before Christmas, I made my PJ pants and I was in the process of making the top when I had to stop to devote my time to other things, such as the kids being home on the holidays. I had a deadline of the 31st December. The issue with not finishing the top in time was Christmas and being at home with the kids and making projects for them and getting my house ready for a remodel. So many unfinished projects linger around in my sewing room only to be overtaken by something that is way more exciting.
Whew January is just in the bathroom project is up and running and the master bedroom has been demolished and will be replaced with amazing porcelain tile from Spain for the walls and we will be also tiling the floor. My interior designer friend has helped me with this project and I am so excited for it to be starting at long last!
So with a little breather after my projects for the kiddos and ordering materials for the bathroom project I managed to finish my PJs in the nick of time. I messed up on the front with the foxes being upside down – I have to get used to working with repeated patterns like this! For the top I used the pattern for a 1970s Jedi top with kimono sleeves and instead of a sash I added metal buttons I had scored from FabMo when they inherited wool fabrics and buttons from a tailor. There are cute little pockets on the top as well as pockets are a good thing to have in garments, even PJs. Everyone can be a Jedi even while they are sleeping – I seriously think these were heavily influenced with all 7 of the Star Wars films I watched over the holidays!
|Stretching out in new PJs for 2016|
Oh for our NYE celebrations we spent a night out with friends at their house with this amazing photo booth – it was so much fun with a delicious Raclette dinner, some fine wine and wonderful company! There were some super fun games which were hilarious to play and we made it to midnight – Yay bring on 2016!!
|Where is our other family member???|
|Oh there she is!!|