Our family has had a rough start to the winter season – at least one of us has been sick with some virus or bug for the past nine weeks. Poor E. suffered the worst though – his recent gastro bug lasted over a week – he barely talked for six days and needed to be carried from couch, to bath, to bed as he wouldn’t walk, he didn’t eat for the week and lost over three kilos. There were lots of tears, lots of hugs, lots of sleepless nights. I got hit with the bug for four days – and whilst I was utterly wiped out (my partner commented I was clearly ill when I couldn’t even pick up a crochet hook) – it was nothing to the suffering of my poor son. Not to worry now though, we’re all better (touch wood) and hopefully we’ve built ourselves some robust immune systems to get through the winter without any more bugs (fingers TIGHTLY crossed).
There hasn’t been much opportunity for sewing (or anything else) but I have managed to finish off some projects using flannelette. I’m really taken with flannelette as a fabric. It is so soft and so easy to sew with. Dreamy! …which of course is perfect for pyjamas.
The mister and I finally had to say goodbye to some of our favourite pjs as the fabric had been worn though in parts. Endeavouring to refashion more and more I refashioned them into… yep… more pjs but this time four our precious little Ms. M.
I finally finished Mr. 3s bright pink pyjamas with the buttons of his choosing…
and made Ms. M some more pyjamas with flannelette recently purchased.
I just can’t get enough flannelette. I suppose it is the winter expression of my love of cotton. It does of course look better when it is all fresh and on the bolt – after a few washes it tends to pill and lose some of its colourful lustre.
On a recent hunting adventure for sheets in oppys I came across a queen flannelette set with this super sweet floral and just couldn’t resist making my sweet girl this little nightie…
Since I am now overwhelmed by the quantity of this pretty floral print I thought that perhaps a flannelette softie would be in order … … but alas it would seem that I am still ‘challenged’ when it comes to making teddy bears!