I promise that one day soon you will get a proper “Show & Tell Wednesday” but for now all I have to show is little snippets of sewing projects.
I’m always so thrilled when I actually start and finish a project. I have dozens and dozens of planned sewing projects at any given moment and it feels so good to cross some of them off the list.
I made the kiddos pajamas. Joanne’s fabric had all their flannel 50 percent off, so I picked up three different prints to make each one of them a new set of p.j.s. It was fun to sew something for the boys and this was easy breezy sewing.
I used Dana’s tutorial (from Dana Made it), which you can find here.
These are G’s. He was so sweet about his new pajamas. I had him try them on so I could measure the hem line, he was so excited to wear them he didn’t want to take them off again. He beamed and bounced around and then wore them for the next 36 hours. Every time they are clean he wants to wear them, and if they’re not clean he’s fishing them out of the laundry basket I think I need to go back to Joanne’s and get about 5 more yards of flannel.
This is another pattern I made from the Oliver + S book.
A little lambs ear hat to keep small heads warm. I’ve made three so far. This one was my first attempt. I made one for E with pink lining and polka-dot fabric for the inside of the ears. She calls it her mouse hat. I also made one for my nephew out of beautiful brown velvet with a soft cream lining, and red polka-dots lining for the ears. This picture doesn’t really do the hat justice, it looks so darling on!
Last weekend while we were staying at the beach house, all of the ladies took an afternoon to run to Santa Cruz and do some fabric shopping at Hart’s Fabric. Oh my! I walked in and thought I was in heaven. For the first 15 minutes I wandered around empty handed with my mouth hanging open. My mouth stayed open the whole time, but I soon after had small stack of fabrics piled up on the cutting counter.
I spotted this Alexander Henry print right away. I thought it would make a darling summer dress for E.
The trim section alone was amazing. I bought some ribbon for making this tee shirt dress.
I was very good this week and got the house clean, the laundry washed and put away, and the grocery shopping done, so tomorrow I’m rewarding myself with a morning of sewing!
ps- you probably noticed that I have stopped using the children’s full names in my posts. I hate referring to them as J, G, and E but I think it’s probably for the best.