Monday, August 01, 2011

Look at me posting again so soon!

Huh.  Now what kind of freaky time/space thing have we entered into that here it is not more than a few days since my last post and I'm back to post again!

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.

We really like trains in this house these days!
Next on the list were some pjs for the little guys.  It's been hot here.  Crazy hot.  And we don't have a/c, so some comfy summer jammies were definitely a must.  I turned to 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
With a new pair of jammies for each boy I thought I'd take a wee break and do the one other quick project I've had in mind.  LTM has been potty trained since June, but we still go through lots of laundry each day.  He definitely is in need of extras!  Instead of paying upwards of $10 for a three pack of little boys undies, I figure I might as well make a few pairs with the left over fabric I have in my stash.  They take about a half hour to make, so not even worth factoring in the "how much is my time worth" aspect when deciding if it's worth it too make them instead of buy them.  Plus I had promised.

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'm excited to report that I received Baby Boy's swap parcel in the post the other day!  What a lovely parcel it was - chocolate, lemon sherbet candies and a tea towel for me, a stuffed toy for LTM and a super cute outfit for Baby Boy.  The picture's a tad blurry, but the little fellow Will. Not. Stand. Still.  He has to play chase the camera every single time I try and take a picture of him these days!  Since he learned to walk a few weeks ago... and then run a few days later I have hardly been able to get a decent picture of him!

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!


  1. Seeing you post again so soon was definitely a surprise! I love all the stuff you made! (Do you have any favourite patterns for grown-ups?)

    Where did you order your knit fabric from?

  2. I know! Surprising isn't it! Ha ha! I haven't really sewn much for myself lately. I had an awesome skirt pattern I kept using last year - I need to alter it to make it non-maternity! The knit fabric I order from

  3. Thanks for the link! :D