It is one of the pleasures of winter to have time to work on some craft and sewing projects during the rainy days and long evenings. Recently, I finished making a pair of sheepskin slippers for my mother. These were from an old kit-set that we unearthed when my parents were moving house. The kit-set supplied precut pieces of sheepskin, skeins of wool yarn, and a set of instructions about how to crochet the sheepskin pieces together to make a pair of slippers. Great fun! All this came from a local company called “Baa Baa Enterprises.” I remember that these slippers were pretty popular around here in the 80s, but don’t know whether Baa Baa Enterprises and their ingenious kit-sets are still with us 25 years on.
Considering that we’ll be having a baby in November, I’ve now moved on to some more baby-oriented projects. I’m sewing lots and lots of muslin baby wipes and cloths, so that we can avoid using disposable wipes for cleaning the baby. Other projects include a couple of simple cotton flannel baby blankets, and a couple of different types/ sizes of slings/ baby holders that should give both Kevin and I some options for carrying the baby comfortably close to us. I also need to work on re-covering the cushions on the second hand rocking chair that we picked up.