Double meaning to the title of this post. The obvious, I haven't posted since before Christmas, and I wasn't very good about posting often anyway! I can't say I'm going to be much better, but I sure will try a little harder! My life has been pretty consumed with a toddler lately!
The other reason for this title is my latest project is almost completely recycled! Back in September I shared an autumn shirt that I made for Tessa. I loved that shirt! It was so cute and festive! After Thanksgiving, though, there was no way I was going to have Tessa wear it again. So, I took off the leaves, buttons, and ruffle, and it sat on my sewing table waiting to be used. I thought of Christmas shirts, winter shirts, New Years shirts, but never got around to making anything. Finally, tonight, as I was looking at my to-do list, I decided to cross off "Make Tessa's Valentine's Day Shirt." I looked at a few (dozen) ideas on Pinterest and decided to make this shirt:
The main fabric is actually recycled from a dress of Tessa's from over a year ago. I can't believe I've carried it with us through 2 moves, but tonight I am glad I did! It was perfect for this project! I can hold my head high at storytime tomorrow with my Valentine's-Day-ready toddler! Now to get the Valentine's ready for her MOPS class on Tuesday! Here's what I'm hoping to make:
Here's the link to this project. For some reason, my link tool stopped working mid-post.
And, since it's been such a long time since I've posted anything, I can't leave without an updated picture of Tessa! This picture gives you a quick idea of interesting ways Tessa keeps me busy these days!