Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Today I made the boys matching flannel pajama pants using this tutorial to help me!  I really love the way they turned out and I adore this dinosaur construction crew fabric I got at Joanns.  Both have an elastic waist, and the baby even has elastic around the ankles to keep them from moving too much.  My husband even wants me to make him some pajama shorts with the leftover fabric (I don't have enough to make pants his size).  I think I'm going to attempt a waistband with elastic AND a separate channel for a drawstring for him using this tutorial so that he can get them tighter.  My yoga pants have seen better days and should be retired so I'm going to make myself a pair of PJ pants out of a pretty floral bed sheet I found tucked away and I'll try my hand at putting a cuff on the bottom of those.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Starting anew....again.

I know, I know, I said it all before.  I'm going to finally keep up with my blog! Only to write one post and forget about it.  But now that my baby isn't so much a baby anymore (he's almost 3!) and I have a NEW baby, I really want to have somewhere to journal all the things they do that probably nobody other than family cares about, but I want to remember forever. 

Also, someone recently gifted me a sewing machine - she had inherited it and didn't want it! - and what started out as me wanting to do small pinterest projects for the kids has turned into so so much more.  I finally have a hobby, something for me to do outside of my role as wife and mother, but something I don't have to go out of the home for (which is great because I rarely have the time to go anywhere, especially without my kids in tow).  So I want to use this blog as a way to keep up with my progress with my crafty side.

It has only been a few weeks but I've made a few things already that I'm proud of.  Most aren't good enough to sell, but good enough for a beginner like me (actually better than I had anticipated), and good enough to gift to friends and family.  I'm learning about quilting right now and I'm so intimidated by it but I have to get my feet wet at some point, right?  Reading about it and watching videos aren't going to produce a quilt, I have to actually do some sewing.  And if it turns out crappy, who cares?  I'll hopefully learn from it and do better next time...and even better the time after that.  My first goal is to get good enough to make a quilt out of the baby clothes that I have saved from my boys.