Posts Tagged ‘Egyptian mummy costume’

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums in the UK.  It’s our day today!  🙂

I’ve been sewing a lot this week, but no real quilting activity except to piece a few blocks on several different quilt tops.

My big sewing project this week was making an Egyptian mummy costume for my younger daughter, and I used 1.5 yards of muslin from my quilting stash for that.

Here are my totals for the year so far:

Bought this week: 0
Bought year-to-date:  9.75 yards
Used this week:  1.5 yards
Used year-to-date:  18.75 yards
Used (net):  9 yards

Happy Quilting!

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My daughter’s school celebrated Book Week this week in conjunction with World Book Day on March 4, and one day, the students were allowed to dress as characters from their favourite books instead of wearing their usual school uniforms.

My young daughter recently had an opportunity to meet the author John Malam, and she received an autographed copy of his book, 100 Things You Should Know About Mummies. She is fascinated with Ancient Egyptians and archaeology, so she was inspired by this book to dress up as a mummy.

I made her costume by sewing strips (and strips and strips!) of muslin onto a set of pyjamas.  Her hat/mask was supposed to look like a pyramid, but it came out looking like a ghost instead!  But she was happy, and that’s what counts.  🙂

Next week I will be seriously sewing on my “Too Good to Cut” challenge quilt.  I’m starting to feel left behind by the other Challenge participants, some of whom are practically finished with their quilt tops now!  Well done, everyone, and thank you for the inspiration!  To check on their progress, please visit them by following the links under “Challenge Participants” in my blog roll.

Happy Quilting!

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