Well, it was only a matter of time before I succumbed to the dreaded lurgy with girl, boy and Daddy struck down in turn before me. My children, bless them, have been fantastic at entertaining themselves today, sensing that I was feeling a little delicate. A dose of CBeebies (the Green Balloon club being a favourite at the moment), some duplo play and a packet of felt pens, crayons and paper and they were kept busy all afternoon.
There was a small window of time over the weekend, however, when no-one was poorly, the house was tidy, and everyone was happy, when I made this quick gift for a little girl who's just had her second birthday. Last-Minute Patchwork Gifts really does live up to its name as this was made in not much more than an hour. Hopefully the recipient will be happy! I'm especially pleased with the little chubby triangular pencils found in my local craft shop and had a lot of fun choosing scraps to match the colour of each one. I'm also delighted that finally I've managed to actually make something from one of my numerous sewing books rather than just using them as coffee table books!