Even in the midst of the "economic stimulus" checks (does anybody else think these are a joke, a welcome joke, but a joke nonetheless,) the news is still spewing out doom and gloom. Oil prices are at an all time high - I've noticed by my $75.00+ fuel tank fill up and airlines are continuing into crisis mode. I had enough issues with the $25.00 second bag fee, now American Airlines plans on charging $15.00 for the first one! For a family of four, that adds up to a pretty substantial cost in addition to the already ever increasing price of tickets. Luckily we don't have to fly too often, but we are planning a trip back east in the fall to attend my BIL's wedding, fuel prices could make for a very expensive flight! In the meantime, I'll just sit back and hope it doesn't affect us too much and cut little corners where we can.
Makenna decided to play her part and lighten the load by getting her long locks cut off. I managed to persuade her that she really did not want her hair to look like "daddy's" and instead convinced her that a "tinker belle" haircut would be the way to go. It's not the best cut but it does look truly adorable on her and I'm happy to leave behind the combing hair power struggles that seemed to come at least once a day.
Here she is sporting a brand new sun dress hot off the sewing machine. I found this fabric in the remnant bin and it only cost me $3.45. All I did was sew a seam up the back, hem the bottom and attach some bias binding as halter tie and she had a brand new dress. Less then 4 bucks and 20 minutes isn't too bad! The best part is that she loves it, and that's enough considering she isn't always easy to please.
I've been busy with other things about that house that are far less the glamorous but I did manage to finally get the front portion of my Ogee Tunic knitted up. It came out lovely, I changed the shaping a bit, the original pattern was more of an A-Line and that really doesn't fit my body type so a little math led to 2 extra inches in length and some girly shaping. That should do the trick. Now I have the back and the sleeves to knit up, but those should go quick in theory since it is mindless stockinette. I'm thinking of doing 3/4 inch sleeves for a more "casual" feeling, any thoughts on that?
That's it for now.