So here's a partial listing of what I've done. And I will be honest with you - I have been quite non-creative most days. Self-forgiveness is necessary and then I step back into it.
1. I sorted through my surprisingly small fabric stash, gave some of it away to my HS's drama department, and have a much better idea of what I have left.
2. I discovered this website: http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/ This organization gives instructions for making little dresses out of pillow cases for young girls in Africa. Easy as it can be. Now, it just so happens that one of the very few items I regularly sewed over the past 15 or so years has been pillow cases. It's a great way to make a unique yet inexpensive gift - buy a yard of cool fabric and sew it into a pillow case. I made them for my son and daughter all the time. My daughter and I went through our stash of pillow cases and sorted them out. Now she has her favorite pillow cases in the linen closet and I have a small pile of pillow cases to turn into dresses.
|This photo is from the Little Dresses for Africa website.|
Right now, though, it's after midnight, my son is home from college, and I'm going to sign off and go to bed. With any luck and planning - more tomorrow!