Last week was a crazy week. After 4 days straight of working from 8am to 4am in order to get ready for the Saltaire Makers Fair, I woke up on the 5th day feeling vaguely confident that if I could just keep it up for another 2 days, then I would actually be ready.
Then Bella came in to our room and said she couldn't breathe and didn't think she could go to school. And we ended up spending those 2 days in hospital instead.
Of course these things happen and Bella always comes first, but that was one big spanner to throw in the works. We managed though, with Jim spending the night in the hospital with Bella for the first time, so that after spending the day in with her I could come home and work all night. And we all came out the other side with Bella feeling much better and with just enough stock for the fair.
One of the things I managed to make were some new childrens blouses for the Makers Fair. And this one has got to be my favourite ever. In fact this one is definitely going to be scaled up to my size. As well as Bella's size. And lord knows, if Jim wants one I'll even make one big enough for him too! (it's already Lily's size).
I also love this grey check one too. The fabric is extremely soft and has a tiny bit of stretch to it and the colour is beautiful.
I'm not taking any credit for why I love these blouses so much, it's all down to the fabrics. I love the fact that the prints are quite sophisticated and that they elevate the simple design of the blouse to something a little bit more special.
I'm putting both these blouses in the shop, in sizes 6 months to 6 years (and then I'm making them in my size too!).