Easter activities

I did a massive amount of sewing at Easter but have very little to show for it. I did make some pyjamas for the coming cold winter camping in the bush. I used some cotton flannelette clearly bought for one of my boys, as the pattern is different types of aircraft, but as I love anything vaguely aeronautical, I figured it would do me perfectly.

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I probably should not have modelled these pyjamas and I am standing in a shed so the background is less than glam, but the PJs themselves are a success, even in their rather unpressed state. They are warm and comfy and what else could I ask for?

I decided that I wanted pull on style pyjamas this time, so didn’t make the Carolyn Pyjamas again. This time I made the bottom half using the casual trousers pattern from the Great British Sewing Bee Book 3. I just upped the size a bit and they were perfect. I struggled a bit with the top as I wanted a sweater style top but I wasn’t using a knit. In the end I used the White Russian pattern from Capital Chic Patterns and again went up a couple of sizes. I used contrasting knit for the bands.

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I have a some of this fabric left over so may see if I can mosaic out another pair.

I also made a shower unit cover for our new outdoor shower. My son, Archie, built this amazing shower in the bush and, as it is open to the elements, I thought I should protect the shower unit. I didn’t take a photograph of the cover, but here is one of the shower. It will go silvery grey in a year or so and blend perfectly with its bush surroundings.

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One of my other activities this weekend has been photographing birds, and I managed to get quite a few. My favourite is this Scarlet Robin.

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Cute huh?

Fadanista

19 thoughts on “Easter activities

  1. Nice and cosy pj, Sue. You cleverly fiddled your way through your pattern collection and fabric stash, but I don’t agree with you : your “natural” pics are great – you look young and happy. This shower in nature is incredible. I just showed it to my husband and now we need one in our backyard! This kind of structure reminds me of Frank LLoyd Wright’s organic designs. Maybe you could write a post on this, with more photos of the back of the structure. Bravo to Archie!

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    1. Thank you, Hélène. He did the most amazing spiral roof but then left it open to the sky, which made me a bit sad. I might do a post on our bush block – it is full of kangaroos, possums, emus and amazing little birds.

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  2. Love the aeroplane pj’s and the slippers – very cute. Definately dressed for a night in the bush. Love Archies handywork on the outside he seems to have his mother’s flair for design! tx

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