The launch of Homemade: the Handmade Help recipe book is on this weekend and was originally going to be a romantic weekend just Dean & I. However we've had some last minute changes after our babysitter aka Poppy got the good news last week that his heart has recovered enough from the 3 heart attacks in 4 days he had just over a month ago to go back into hospital this Thursday for an angiogram first and then *fingers crossed* a double bypass. So now it's Isabella & I heading to Melbourne for 4 days while Dean & Liam hang out at home having a boy weekend getting up to all sorts of trouble including many train rides if Liam gets his way.
Isabella is VERY excited about going on the airplane as always. She has travelled a few times and our last flight was to visit Nanna & Pa in Melbourne last year and she loved every minute of it, including laughing hysterically at the take-off and landing while all the other kids cried. Since it's our first trip away together, I decided to make her a few things to take with her...
A cosmetic bag just for her made from red oilcloth and finished with a heart zipper end from Nikki. She's already packed her tooth brush, tooth paste, hair brush and hair ties.
A little coin purse to take her money in for babycinos I plan on getting whenever we can. The exterior fabric is from Erin McMorris' Wildwood line and the interior is Patty Young's Andalucia Kiwi Fabric. The purse pattern and frame are also from Nikki.
And a new top from Patty Young's Modkids made this morning. I made the 4/5T but it really needs to be a little bit longer, but is a good length for now. I used denim for the bodice and Patty's Young Andalucia fabric for the rest.
The instructions look really daunting when you open the pattern but they are really detailed. It's been a while since I sewed something that has taken a couple of hours but the finishing details on the top are gorgeous and well worth it.
The little ties on the side, lined bodice, gathered pockets are all beautiful touches. I have some matching ribbon I planned on using but am holding off until a pants pattern I have ordered from Crafty Mamas arrives and I'll use it to trim them.