because I keep receiving the cutest baby outfits as gifts and hand me downs from friends that's why! Seriously, Anna has so many clothes that I'm not going to sew her any for quite some time to make sure we get good use out of all the clothes we've been given, such as this gorgeous dress Anna received from one of my close friends:
Red and white polka dots with ric rac, what's not to love about it? This photo was taken last Sunday when it was really really hot here, but now the crazy weather has turned and it's so cold I've put my flannelette pyjamas on tonight. So here's another photo of Anna in some warmer clothes, giving Oscar the nosy dog a kung fu kick to the nose 'cos he's always sniffing around checking what she's doing:
Hasn't it been a dramatic and extremely sad week in Australia this week? I'm sure you've all heard about the horrific bushfires in Victoria, the likes of which are unprecedented in Australia and just seem surreal to me. Terrible floods in far north Queensland, with a crocodile taking a little boy. And then there were two shark attacks in the last two days, one in Sydney Harbour and the other at Bondi and let me tell you as someone who used to swim in the sea every day as a youngster there's nothing scarier than being in the water when the shark alarm goes off. It feels like those dreams you have when you are being chased but are moving in slow motion: you just can't get out of the water fast enough.
So let's all be thankful for the good things in life, big or small. I'm thankful that Anna's gone to sleep 'cos she has been a bit crabby this week, staying up from 2am to 4.30am most mornings and then only sleeping for an hour during the day, which is unpleasant for all of us. But I'm sure it will pass all too soon so I'm trying to be positive and look at it as being extra time spent with my little girl - because earlier in the week I was doing the cliched new mum lament of "what have I done, I've ruined my life!" LOL
And I have managed to get some sewing done, probably because I'm only doing minimal housework in the rooms not affected by construction at the moment so I've had a bit of spare time in between naps. Also my husband does all the cooking and grocery shopping (I know, I'm extremely lucky) so I do manage to find time to do some things for me which is great for my sanity. Also thank god my mum is so calm and full of common sense, she always points me in the right direction as well as holding Anna whenever she's here which gives me a break.
Well I have some homework to do thanks to Jean for pointing out the machine hemming technique. I admit that I've never read the manual that came with my sewing machine and I assumed because it's a basic machine that it wouldn't do anything so fancy, so I'm off to explore and experiment. Thanks Jean, you truly are my sewing godmother! Of course now I'll have to find a different excuse for all my UFOs......