I try to stay upbeat here on the blog, but I must say I’ve been finding this parenting gig really tough this week. It’s so dispiriting to feel like you can’t fix things for an unsettled baby and make everything all better.
Hugo is quite sick with a throat infection. No matter what we try, he just won’t swallow his medicine (I’d be grateful for any tips…we’ve tried everything we can think of). He manages to spit and blow raspberries and writhe around. It takes two of us to make a half decent attempt at it, we end up wearing most of the medicine, and all of us end up very upset by the end of it. This means, of course, that Hugo won’t get better as quickly and as conclusively as he could. He’s back to the bad old days of not sleeping, and he is off his food and drink too. He’s miserable. We’re miserable. To say I’m at my wit’s end would be an understatement. Thankfully, the pediatrician’s appointment we booked months and months ago has finally arrived – we’ll be seeing him on Monday. I have my fingers crossed he’ll have an answer, or at least some idea on where to start looking. In the meantime, we’re back to the GP this afternoon.
Because of all of the above, I only managed a little sewing for KCW Day 3. Luckily, these skirts are super easy and quick to make. There aren’t even any pattern pieces – you just cut one big rectangle, seam it, hem/bind it, and make the waistband by folding and sewing.
I feel like I really should be calling this week on the blog ‘Kid’s Clothes Week: Brought to You by MADE’. These skirts are based on yet another MADE tutorial. I don’t have any lengths of solid coloured fabric on hand (I’m trying to sew from my stash) so I couldn’t replicate the brightness of the Fiesta skirts. That said, I do think these ones are pretty cute.
I have also drawn my tutu giveaway winners! The two winners are….drum roll please….. Bec and Emgy….I’ll have the tutus on their way to you very shortly. Yay! I love giving things away! Thanks for entering, everyone!