So ever since then we've kept it simple. This time I kept it craftily simple.
Years ago I bought this pattern for men's sleep shorts online from Made By Miffy (and I think it's no longer available). I bought the fabric too - a gorgeous spread of Tiki memorabilia. I cut out the pieces and then... LEFT IT FOR 3 YEARS.
Now I've finally finished it! Here it is! What do you think? I think they're rather snazzy and my husband loves them and wore them that very night. And they were mostly very easy. I can't say I want to sew on an elastic waistband ever again, but the rest was no problemo.
Here's a lovely photo - no, that is not my husband.
So after all that time... a long long time, they're finished. Add to that a cute little cupcake from Michel's Bakery and presents were complete.
Lucky me received a rather delish box of Haigh's Truffles. They lasted two days. While the kids backs were turned I sneaked them from the fridge. It's always hot here so I have to keep them there, chocolate afficionados, so please don't be angry.
If you don't live in Australia, Haigh's chocolates have a cult following and are made here, in little old Adelaide. So delicious. You should look at their site. Then you'll understand.
Greedy, greedy me.
On another note, I've been reading again. I finished An Iron Rose (got a little bored 3/4 of the way through - does he have to have sex, real or imagined, with every woman in the book?) and have now started on Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson. Hmm. I'll see how I go. I'm not enraptured at the moment and I'm 50 pages in. Life's too short, in my opinion, to persist too long with a book that's not grabbed me within, say, 80 pages. 30 more to go until the dice is thrown.
And on an even lighter note, the four of us went to see the Monster Trucks at Wayville Showgrounds in Adelaide! I had quite low expectations but it was brilliant fun! I may even have punched the air a couple of times. Ok, I actually did. As well as doing lots of "Whoo-hoo!"'s.
I'm a convert.