As far as the accomplishments go, we have:
T-Shirt Dresses for my nieces, which all looked something like this:
I used the instructions in 'Sew Pretty T-Shirt Dresses', which includes all manner of tips for those of us who don't think we work well in three dimensions, as well as size guidelines for skirts of varying fullness and length up to girls size 8. If you have not sewn much in three dimensions, or just want some fresh inspiration for making clothes for young girls, I cannot recommend this book enough!
I also finally finished by my hand-stitched hexie quilt. Every bit of this is hand-stitched, except for the blind back seam on the binding. I honestly loved the hand-stitching process, but think I may restrict myself to embroidering small patches that will go into something larger, before I tackle something this large again.
The finished quilt is 100 4" hexies, each with quilting stitches 1/4 inch inside each edge. And speaking of embroideryproject, this quilt includes an embroidered tortoise:
Tortoises are associated with long lives, and I hope that will be the case for this little one. The pattern for the tortoise, by the by, is a stencil by Pepper Cory, available here.
And finally, something new for my playful pirate kids! In addition to quilts made from flags of famous pirates, I now offer tooth fairy pillows for your favourite pirate lass or lad! These are available for sale in my Etsy shop and at select festivals: