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Last 2 Projects Finished!

Phew! I'm wiping my brow as I've just finished the last two things on my craft list (sorry, no picture of friend's nursing cover--I forgot to snap one, dangit! The fabric she picked out was beautiful, and it (thankfully) turned out WAY better than mine did. I think I overheated my machine...)

I picked out a cream and violet small floral print for mine, reminiscent of my favorite all time print for fabric: toile . Because it's a busy pattern, you can't see through the other side, it's lightweight, and it will work well for both boy and girl.
My favorite project of the last few weeks was this adorable "elf" bonnet with I-cord ties.
I can't wait to give it to my friend! However, I made the XS (newborn) and this baby will easily wear it this winter when she's over 6+ months old!
For the rest of the week, I've canceled all "play dates" and Lukka and I will relax together going on walks with the dogs (before they get kenneled for the first time ever (tear)) , finish cleaning for the Open House our realtor will do next Sunday, do all laundry and dishes, and finally pack for our 9 day vacation! Have a great week, I'll do a review of my next ILL book, Hipster Hiaku, when I get back from California on May 26th! I will have loads of pictures upon my return! Beware of cute hubby and baby pics by the beach!
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