I've been busy. Well, I think I'm always busy, but I've got some things done! Practical, needed to get done kind of things!
I mentioned last time that I was going to make the Pea Pod Carrier from Picolli Piscelli. It's done! I love it and more importantly, baby boy seems to love it! Even LTM had a turn in it. Although I sure wouldn't want to lug his 3', 32 1/2lb toddler self very far or very long. Whoo boy. He's a big lad these days! But the squiggle monster that is Baby Boy worked out quite nicely. He can't squiggle out. Which is big in my books, given the pouch sling and ring sling have become a nightmare to use with him. I do love a hip carry for an older baby, and Baby Boy had perfected his houdini like technique of digging in his toes to whatever he could on my body, the stiffening his little legs, standing straight up and wiggling free. Didn't matter how snug as a bug I put him in it he could get loose. The last trip to the fabric store where I found myself suddenly juggling a handful of notions, a bolt of fabric, LTM and Baby Boy who had sprung himself free from his sling was what put me over the edge and furthered my resolve to make a new carrier.
Fishsticks Designs once again. Have I mentioned how much I love these patterns. They're fantastic. So easy to sew and the fit is awesome. They're designed by a mom. To a lot of kids. She knows what works.
This time I used the Lazy Days Lounge Set. LTM was first. He had tried to claim all three yards of fabric I'd ordered for himself, but I told him he could pick two. Baby Boy had to get one. So, he chose. Cars for his first pair, tools for his second pair and grudgingly Baby Boy could have the giraffes. But he really wanted giraffes too, so I made a compromise. I told him he could have pjs out of cars and tools. Baby Boy could have pjs out of giraffes but I'd make him some undies out of the left overs. Happy with that deal he allowed me to start cutting out. I still have to sew the tool ones - but I'm loving the ones I've done so far! The boys like them too! LTM wanted them on the second I snipped the last threads and then didn't want to take them off. Even Baby Boy was happy as a clam when he tried on his. The pattern is really a good one for comfort and having good quality knit fabric helps!
|LTM lounges in his lounge set!|
|Baby Boy happy his new jammies|
Today I sat down for a few minutes and made the first two pairs. It's almost getting embarrassing to say it was Fishsticks Designs again. (I'm starting to feel like an advertisement!)
Little Fishies with a couple of easy modifications (no inner layer on the tool ones, only a partial inner layer on the giraffes in the front panel, and FOE instead of waist and leg bands - I thought I'd see which style I prefer before I make more.)
|Rockin' his rocket shirt and short set!|
I found it funny that both myself and the mom who was sewing for baby boy made a short and tee set, and not only that, but we both made similar style tees! There's something to be said for ease of dressing with a lap neck tee!
So that's the round up for this week! I should be off - it shaping up to be a long night! Both little fellows have already been awake screaming with nightmares tonight. Must be the heat, but if this is going to be the trend tonight I'd better catch some sleep while I can!