Sunday, 22 November 2015

How Mia stole my swap pressies....

When I received a beautiful parcel from New Zealand in July with my hand-pieced mini quilt swap goodies, Donna included a couple of Lecien fat quarters. After Mia had stolen the notebook I received, eaten the chocolate that was included and tried to wander off with MY zippy pouch, her eyes fell on the fabric. She likes fabric just like her mummy, so I decided to use them to make some things for her.

With a huge long list of things I wanted to make before our holiday, these fat quarters quickly rose to the top of the pile. Dolly needed a quilt. So Mia "helped" pick some coordinating solids. Despite pinning lots of more complex dolly-quilt ideas (on my new Pinterest board), I ended up with just straight forward squares but I ran out of time/inclination to get it finished before our holiday... that was back in August. It has lain on my sewing table since then but I was reminded of it this morning when Mia tried to tuck dolly in with her own, somewhat larger quilt. It took me literally 10 minutes to finish this quilt off. 10 minutes! Why on earth did I wait?

I'm a little worried that teddy will get jealous...
Although I made a right hash of fussy cutting, I still had enough left over to make a zippy pouch for her new colouring book and crayons. Perfect for the bright pink zip I discovered when unpacking! And I did get this finished for our holidays in August: it spent the week carrying colouring book and crayons.

Since our holiday it has been used to protect Daddy's tablet (how masculine), as a shopping bag for pretend food and just generally abused in the way only a toddler can! It was only when I pulled it out this morning to photograph it [finally] that I realised I had never sewn up the opening in the lining... now I've done that too!

My Dad made the cot for Mia when she started tucking dolly into cardboard boxes!

3 comments:

Kay said...

Lucky Mia. Life really just does get int he way sometimes, happy sewing. x

Lin said...

Pretty little quilt - lucky dolly! xx

Allison said...

Isn't it often the case that we spend more time thinking we haven't got time to do something than the time it actually takes to do it? If you know what I mean? 😀