And the morning of the party? Finishing (o.k., o.k., starting and finishing.....) Safiya's birthday present:
She didn't have a pillow of her own, so I made one, filled it with buckwheat hulls from my vast supply, and made her a pillowcase. I'd been meaning to do it for a while (the theme of my life, and the soundtrack to said life is the scarecrow's song from "The Wizard of Oz"....you know...."If I Only Had a Brain"? If you hear someone walking down the street absent-mindedly whistling it, that's me....)
This little project was really enjoyable, and really easy (clearly, as I finished it in about an hour and a half, all told). I had been keeping fabrics for her for a while, including that juicy piece from Amy Butler's Belle collection that I bought waaay back before I stopped buying fabrics "first-hand" (and the only piece of designer fabric that I've ever bought, I think - so so lovely). They're intended for a quilt someday, but a pillowcase is a good place to start, I think. The back is from a 100% cotton sheet, probably from the 50's, judging by the label, and it's beautifully worn and soft....
And if the pink birds are the guardians of her dreams, then my babe is going to have some happy happy sleeps!