In our home, the Great Blizzard of 2011 was accompanied by the Great Snotty Cold of 2011 and the Great My Little Pony Movie Marathon of 2011. Poor Coco has never been sick for so long. She’s usually on the 24 hour plan but this time she’s had a very low grade fever, sneezing, coughing and a nose like a running faucet for six days straight with no sign of improvement. Much as I hate to do it (medical offices freak me out), tomorrow I’m finally going to drag her to see the doctor.
The week was not wasted, however. Coco can now recite most of her favorite movies word for word and Mommy got some sewing projects crossed off her list. And we didn’t actually miss any classes because of the gorgeous blizzard going on outside! Where others were risking car accidents and frostbite to go about their daily business, our business was all within these walls and I gotta say, we had fun!
And when I say “we” I mean, me too.
I made this insulated casserole carrier from an awesome tutorial over at 2 Little Hooligans.
For the straps, I used the tutorial at Homemade By Jill
I also made this matching oven mitt based on a tutorial from the Crafty Cupboard but I have to be honest. While I love her blog, the instructions lacked some detail. The pattern was awesome – see how the thumb opposed the palm? But of all the sewing tutes I’ve ever followed, this one left me confused most of the way through. Jill made it and loved it though, so maybe it was just me.
I also made some burp cloths for my friend Margie who decided to give birth right smack in the middle all the blizzardy frenzy, and a baby doll blanket and pillow for her daughter Francesca, so she doesn’t feel left out when her new little brother inevitably gets all the attention.
And do you want to hear a confession? I did not completely forsake Google Reader this week. Turns out I only have so much energy each day for sewing and such. Blog surfing is how I relax. As long as I’ve achieved some finished project each day, I’m not going to worry too much about my craft porn addiction. We’ll see how that goes…