Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely easter and didn't consume too many easter eggs. We had a great time camping, in fact Anna is still talking about "camping in the bush" so I guess that is a good sign. It didn't rain at all where we were, but it was a bit chilly so there was a bit of warming our hands by the fire
eating some easter eggs (well an Easter Bilby in this case)
a bit of fishing with dad (without catching anything though)
photographing our friend's dogs and generally running riot with the furry ones (there were three dogs there much to Anna's delight!)
and playing house in the tent!
But the best way to top off a weekend away is a day at home all by myself! Thanks to the wonders of being a government employee, I took today off work using my accrued excess time while my husband went to work and Anna went to daycare. And it was bliss - the only problem I had was choosing what to do on this very rare day to myself.
After a cup of tea and time to uncross my eyes after tracing all those out, I got to work on the denim jacket for a few hours before the whirlwind came home from daycare. And here is the progress so far:
The bodice is all sewn together and topstitched, all that is needed are the sleeves, hem and buttons. It's actually a pretty straightforward pattern despite having 15 pattern pieces, and about six million kilometres of topstitching. However, I seem to have run into a little problem - have a closer look at that collar: