the winner of the doily clutch is melanie, who said:
congratulations melanie! i emailed you. 🙂 if you didn’t win, remember there’s a tutorial for you to make your own!
for those who asked, my favorites of the more traditional Christmas songs are O Holy Night and Carol of the Bells (popular picks in the comments!). i’m also a big fan of the sufjan stevens christmas albums. but the Christmas song that makes me laugh in spite of myself is chiron beta prime by jonathan coulton. have you heard it? it’s amazing.
switching gears a bit, i’ve been meaning to blog this for a while and never got around to it! remember back when Kat from Sew Chibi made that awesome twilight sparkle skirt for Em (which she wore today!)? well when someone gives me a gift like that, i must reciprocate. it’s just how i am. if you’ve given me a handmade gift and i haven’t sent something in return, you should know that it’s probably on my to do list!
anyway, i never got finished photos of the skirt i made in return because i finished so close to playdate time. this is the best i got, just snapped with my phone:
luckily Kat got brighter photos for her blog post, which you can read right here! she made an awesome shirt to complement it, so go check it out. two words: CHOMP CHOMP.
my skirt was made using You & Mie’s awesome tutorial for a reversible circle skirt. on one side, i did a super mario bros. scene like I did for O’s shirt a while back. it would’ve been fun to keep appliquéing a huge mario scene all around the skirt, but I ran out of time so I just did the front. It has a few more things than his shirt did, though, like the flagpole at the end of the level!
on the reverse side, cherries! cherries factor in to Super Mario 2 more than the original, but i thought they’d be fun. the fabric is from joann (and you can see a hint of the awesome shirt Kat made)!
the bottom edge is seersucker. it was funny, i was a little nervous to give something I sewed to Kat, who has such a fun, colorful, over-the-top style i thought it might be too “quiet” for her, but she seemed pretty darn excited about it (their family is all a bunch of video game nerds) and i realized there was probably no one better to give a super mario bros. skirt to! haha.
what reminded me to post this is Kat just so happens to be a finalist in the voting to add the final contestant(s) to the next season of Project Run & Play! you can check out her recap of recently sewn items to see what i mean about her creativity, and vote for your favorite at Project Run & Play! voting closes sunday evening. wouldn’t she be fun to watch?!
i can’t believe it’s been almost a year since i competed in PR&P…i was in season 3 and they’re about to start season 6! my how the time flies.
we also celebrated O’s second birthday this morning! can’t believe that either, it feels like i just had him! i must be getting old or something.
have a great weekend!