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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chocolate is a great motivator

So the two amigos and I have a problem getting motivated. Which is horrible since we all have small kids that need garb and need it like.. NOW.
As I was chatting with Hastings we decided to  motivate each other and had Andrea jump in when she got online.

The challenge:
Do make as much headway on your kids garb during "school hours" (they are both pretty close to stay at home moms but I work in the evening). The winner would be gifted chocolate by the other two.
Lyvy in her Skjold hood
And we were off!!

I patterned Lyvys Skjold hood and worked out some of the kinks, its all ready to be cut out of my now raspberry ish wool flannel which fulled very very nicely but still isn't as super soft as I'd prefer so it will get a lining most likely, though very very small amounts of it will actually touch her skin, so we'll see..

So far she kept it on for the most part but we'll see how the finished project goes.
After I got that all patterned, I moved on to a tunic, crossover coat and pair of salwar. I made calculation error while getting her crossover coat made up, but I think I can fix it with some snaps which of course will help out even more for when it comes to her being active toddler type.

In the end all three of us did about the same amount of work and so we're going to exchange chocolate on our next get together.

Sometimes its just a little friendly competition to get us going, especially with the thought of reward.

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