September 29, 2010
Yeah, so it’s kind of square-ish. And not particularly train-ish. But the craft box if running low on recyclables, and the preschooler wanted a Thomas. So we improvised.
We’ve been hanging out at home today. Housework, cuddles, stories, songs, chaseys. Waiting for baby. Relaxing. Enjoying each other. I’m searching for some mojo to clean my office. And maybe do a touch of scrapping. And sewing. The spring sunshine is calling, so I’m tempted to provide paint and paper, and let the children go nuts while I sit in the sun and read a book. Shorts and t-shirt weather makes my heart happy. Almost as much as small people. Wednesday is nearly gone, the downhill run to the weekend has started, and our little people collective is due to expand next week. Can’t wait. Tick tock, tick tock. Hurry up little one!
September 9, 2010
One of the best parts of being able to make the boys’ clothes myself is being able to make them fit just right. Master 4 is the “tall and skinny” of the post title. During a lvoely weekend of relaxing, spending time wit my famiyl and sewing, I’d managed to finish a second pair of little denim shorts for him, and decided to take some time to make up some new play shorts. This little pair comes from KwikSew 2918 – may fav pattern for play clothes. And thanks to making them myself, I could easily make them with the size four length he needed… and size TWO waist to hold them up! Goodness only know where he puts those 4 weetbix he has every morning! (As an added bonus, the fabric I used for these, I found on clearance a while back – $4 for the metre. Half of which made the original size two shorts, and two years later, they are still in great condition for Master 2. So for $2 and half an hour of my time, I’m thinking that’s a pretty good bargain!)
Today, we’re bundled up inside thanks to runny noses, icky coughs, and foul weather that seems to have forgotten it’s supposed to be spring time. Some baking to start stocking the freezer with snack for post-baby. A pile of clothes I have been studiously ignoring since the weekend that desperately need folding. Which sounds like a good excuse for a chick-flick. And a coffee. Hoepfully some scrapbooking to come this afternoon. A pile of photos to sift through and print and reminisce. Number crunching. And lots of cuddles with grumpy miserable boys. The weekend is so close, I can almost smell it. Happy Thursday everyone!
September 8, 2010
And they are almost done! Full photoshoot and blogpost to come…
September 6, 2010
After two pairs of dress shorts and one pair of play shorts for Master4, I decided it was time to be a wee bit selfish and sew something for myself. With a design in mind, I collected some newspaper, a black texta and a ruler, and got sketching. And slowly, the prototype took shape.
(after another solid nap-time of sewing, the top just needs hemming, and then I’ll be bck to show off the results!)