They're fab. I've just started sewing too and I really enjoy it: it's so satisfying to make something yourself isn't it? My mum was a great seamstress too so it's taken me a long time to have a go. I made a roman blind for the children's room and I was so proud of it even though it wasn't perfect.
I had a peep at your blog too. It is lovely- you sound like a fab family. I hope you have a wonderful summer. My son is due to start reception too, so this summer is bittersweet for me too.