It seems that many of you crafty bloggers have been making these this year.
Not wishing to miss out and having an upcoming hotel stay with a friend of mine that requires something other than my usual manky Virgin Atlantic freebie pj's, we set ourselves a challenge. To make some Lounge Pants using the pattern from Amy Butler's In Stitches.
Wishing to be thrifty.....and also slightly ridiculous....we decided on children's duvet covers from the charity shop. Paddington Bear for Mrs Locket and 101 Dalmations for me!
Whilst there I also bagged a bargain kingsize denim duvet cover for £4.99. Metres and metres of lightweight denim, in great condition and just perfect for a whole host of future sewing projects :)
Mrs Locket's duvet cover will be winging it's way up north very soon to be converted into loungey pants.
I felt suitably inspired to run a little pair up for the Minx too. Hers are the white ones and mine are the blue ones covered in mahoosive spotty dogs! (Two pairs for £1.99 - not bad, huh?).
To make Minx's ones I drew a pattern from a pair of non-stretchy pj bottoms that fit her pretty well, added a bit more length and width, and in under an hour she had some new puppy pants. She's wearing them right now and they look mighty cute :)
Of course, one pair each is not enough so today I've cut out two more pairs each and will, naturally, just have to spend some of my day off scouring the charity shops for another duvet cover or two!
...and now for something completely different.....
My ever thoughtful husband presented me with a romantic present on his return from the supermarket last night:
Is it any wonder I couldn't resist his romantic charm when we first met?
I've been reading up on offal, so if you want to know what to do with your brains, tongue or testicles then I'm the person to ask!!
Off out now to a Stampin' Up party and leaving Moogsdad in charge of two very grumpy children ;-)