Friday 20 March 2009

A sunny day and a Stroppy child

That just about summed it up yesterday! I don't know if it was the weather or if he was over tired but Ebi-kun most certainly turned into a devil child yesterday and I was certainly glad when bedtime finally came round.
I will spare you the details of the tantrums and look on the positive side, we got to play outside, whilst Ebi-kun played in the mud, I did some some sewing. 

I used Sarah's new tutorial, I hadn't got a small enough zip, so I altered the pattern a little to accomodate the longer zip.  The tutorial is great, really easy to follow and she shows you how to insert a zip even the most novice stitcher could master it. I am planning to pick up some little zips tomorrow, I think these would make great gifts. Once I made it I decided that it would be my new travel sewing pouch and decided to make a mini needle case to go with it, now all I need is to go off travelling...

Now, look at him, like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, this was the most peace I got all day!


  1. OMG! I love the hedgehog pin cushion. I used to have an African Pygmy Hedgehog--until she got cancer. I just love hedgehogs!!! Adorable little pin cushion!!

  2. How old is he? We have days like that with my almost-3 year old, and it's like, "Just tell me what you want!!"

    I hope today's better.

  3. thank you!

    kiwin, Ebi-kun is 3.5, most of the time he is fairly easy going but we (like everyone else) have off days, he couldn't tell me what was wrong, I suspect he was over tired. Who knows?

  4. Ahhh, so familiar. Some days wonderful and other days hideous. Good to see its universal - parents are pretty amazing people I think. (:

  5. Cute zipper purses, I think I will try it. I am not much of a sewer. I love peaceful sleeping children.

  6. I LOVE the polka dot felt, you can never have too many polka dots :-)
    If you still have trouble finding 4" zips just chop the end off a longer one, just over sew it a lot so the slider can't fall off!!


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