I always love to make tiny outfits. This project was even more fun for me:
- I hadn't sewn so much in a long time. I don't know why. Just didn't happen. This reminded me how much I enjoy sewing.
- My usual sewing projects are pretty plain. When you live in the sub-tropics, and your kids are grown, you don't get to embellish much. Well, I don't, I have simple tastes. So, it was a lot of fun to add ribbons, flowers, tiny ruffles, etc. I even got to use a few decorative stitches!
- Haiti's climate is similar to ours, in South Florida. Hot, humid, sticky, sunny... did I say hot and humid? All my previous charity projects had been for cold areas (think -20F in Minnesota and kids without mittens out there, waiting for the school bus). This required quite a change of thinking. Warm booties? Thick afghans? Not needed. So there I go rummaging through the yarn on hand, looking for the thinnest, lightest I have. Out come the small crochet hooks. Think of airy, lacy stitches.
So now, all those have been washed, inspected for stray threads and pins, and I'm waiting for the last items to finish drying. Got to find a large box to send them off.
Enjoy little ones!