This week I've been making the most of the last few days off school with the children; going out and about, lying in, flexible bedtimes, not making packed lunches.... This free-form part of the school holidays is something to relish because it will be over way too soon.
I woke up yesterday, at a very indulgent hour of the morning, to discover O's bedroom floor littered with drawings of a Super Hero Shop that she and C were dreaming of opening together. They'd been up for hours already, drawing, planning and discussing. They wanted to know if I could sew them some Super Hero capes.
Sure - why not?
I didn’t want to sacrifice any of my Kaffe Fassett fabric, I mean I didn’t think my Kaffe Fassett fabric would be heroic enough for my super-children, so we went to Hobbycraft and C & O chose the fabric for their capes. O was enchanted by a pale green cotton printed with little cupcakes, and C wanted a classic red/gold combination.
I used this great tutorial, found by a search on the Sew Mama Sew blog. The only alteration to the pattern I made was to adjust the length of the cape to knee length rather than floor length; both capes were whipped up in an afternoon. There has been much charging and twirling around the house, fists aloft, since then. I think they're ready to face the new school year now.