My mother has been here this week and I have kept her locked in the project room. Well, not literally, but she has been in there all day every day but today. She came in Monday morning and insisted that we clean it up, because she apparently can't work in the same environment I can. We did get some things organized and picked up off the floor and then she went about sewing. I had started the larger storage basket, but fortunately she finished it and made another smaller one. I will write a how-to on it sometime in the future. (Update- your lovely comments motivated me to get them done! A detailed how-to is available here.)
She also whipped up this little outfit for Olivia off of my idea and pieces of other Olivia patterns. It is so cute, I made Olivia go outside this morning (it was 40 degrees) to take pictures in it. The top needs to be longer, which Mother suggested I make the straps an inch or two longer to drop the whole thing, but it still might need another inch or two added to the length as well. She also did a cute little vent at the hem of the pants, faced with a solid green fabric. I'll write a how-to on that too, once I figure out exactly how she did it.
Then tomorrow we have crazy plans to sew up floor pillows, recover some chair cushions and various other Modern Flora projects. There is no way we'll get them all done tomorrow, but if she can get me started on the tricky parts, surely I can (and will?) finish them. In the meantime, Jessica and I started a Flickr group for Modern Flora projects and I contributed what I have so far. Jessica also made me a cute little button for it on the sidebar. So make something and upload a picture!