coat fun, and who's making our day
Making this coat for the 4 year old was the bane of my existence for about a month, around Christmas. I found an old pattern from 1950 and discovered while making it that some of the sewing vocabulary (of which my knowledge is sketchy, anyway) has changed in the last 60 years, as well as the kinds of interfacing that people use. Consequently I had to hand-sew the lining in, which took FOREVER, and it still doesn't drape right. But thanks to the red polka-dots and soft blue fabric, my daughter will actually wear it. Phew.
Melissa and I also want to thank Joslyn for giving sugar city journal a fun little notice, a "you make my day" award. So nice, Joslyn! Melissa and I love your blog - you have such thoughtful observations about all kinds of things (and a hilarious story about an encounter between the 4 year old in your life and Jessica Simpson at a store). Joslyn asked us to keep the love flowing... so we are passing the
awards along to 5 blogs that make OUR day: stephmodo, erika's lovely little picture of english life here, wise and kind jessica , artistic bethany , and the brilliant fanja. I should say, though, that all of the blogs we read make our day! It is so amazing to get these tiny little peeks into the lives of all you amazing women. We love this!! (By the way, now you award winners get to pick your 5 "you make my day" blogs...)