I have two reoccurring nightmares that keep haunting me. One involves not finding a clean or a suitable restroom when I need to do you know what. Half of those dreams involve nasty, dirty bathrooms (think Trainspotting) and the rest involves the inability to get privacy. Sadly the sports people in Sochi seem to have hit one of my nightmare. Is this seriously real?
The other dream that keeps coming back is the one where I need to get somewhere or do something but somehow everything is in slow motion. Everything seems to take so long and something always stalls you. Very frustrating! Getting a kid sometimes feels a bit like being stuck in this dream. You can never again expect to do things at the speed you want. To be sure you get to work in time you need to always have a good buffer because there is always something that doesn’t go according to plan. And the things that move the slowest of all are your hobby projects.
This set for example took approximately 3 months or so to finish. There was always something that got in the way. And when I managed to squeeze in a half hour I almost always made some mistakes so I had to spend equally long reverting that.
In the end it finally got finished and by that time the t-shirt is getting a bit on the smaller side. Gah!
The patterns I used were “Froskegenser” and “Brun Bukse” from the Heilt Spesiell og Jubel book that has taken the Norwegian sewing community by a storm. The pants are made out of isoli (sweatshit fleece?) from Stoff og Stil (not recommended) and the t-shirt stuff is jersey from Girl Charlee. I really advice against ever buying fabric from Stoff og Stil to use in clothes. This is not the first time I have seen horrible quality.
I got to try my hands at some new techniques like piping and decorative seams with my coverpro. Then there is the regular bias binding that is still a bit tricky to me.
The little miss is a tough on to take pictures of. She cannot seem to stand still for a second making it hard to get good pictures in the dark, gloomy weather you have in Norway these days.
The good thing about active child that doesn’t have patience to pose and just starts playing is that you sometimes hit these nice shots that you know you are gonna treasure.