Memorial Day. The unofficial start of summer! WooHoo! Pre-Covid, the Old Guy and I would have been to many grandson end of the year school activities. Not this year, but thankfully, things are looking better in the pandemic world. So much better that we as a family were all together for the first time in about a year for Grandson #4’s birthday party. Thankfully!! There is hope for normalcy!
The grand boys have all decided that they like our family traditional bears now in various seasonal “attire” so each one got a patriotic bear for Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Yep, Halloween is probably next. Ah what nana starts…..
I had the privilege to sew a double nana blankie, a mini blankie and a toy bag for a new wee one given the theme of rainbows. All were personalized with baby Riley’s name and the topstitching of the mini nana blankie even had a rainbow-ish topstitching as well. Gotta love details!
I always enjoy sewing sleeping bags for a little one’s “friend”. So fun. The teal sleeping bag is my standard size that would cover a traditional 18″ doll comfortably, but the pink one needed to be a bit longer to hold that special Elsa doll that is taller. Being a tall person myself, I totally understand needing a tall sleeping bag. Elsa needed to stretch her legs. Very do-able.
Another rainbow theme project came for a toddler who needed a mini nana blankie and a toy bag. That mini blankie is easy to carry (and not trip over) for those that are beginning to walk, but big enough to snuggle up with.
I needed a gift for a Secret Pal reveal so I created a seasonal pillow package for my friend. The seasons of summer, fall, winter and spring are easily enjoyed just by changing the cover of a simple pillow form. With my friend living in a condo, storage space can be a premium so my thought was that this would be much easier than storing four separate pillows.
I’ve also (optimistically) started planning an Open House for this fall to celebrate Satt Cat Bags’ 10th Anniversary year. Hopefully by then, we have all enjoyed a wonderful healthy summer with even more normalcy. Once the date is finalized, I will definitely let you all know. I am excited! Excited to sew in a normal world again.