Tuesday, January 15, 2013

December 2012 Sewing

Final catch up post of 2012 sewing.  When I compiled this list, I realized I must have been busy during the month of December.  I must have been sewing a lot!  That, added to the fact that the kids both got sick twice, no wonder December felt like a crazy month.  I think I figured I was getting up with the kids in the middle of the night, so I might as well sew.   ha!

I was happy that I got some Christmas sewing done this year, though.  And I like that I can use the stockings and the tree skirt again next year.  So, next holiday season, I can make something else to add to the collection of handmade holiday items.  :)

1) Stockings

Sunday, January 13, 2013

October and November 2012 Sewing

I’m posting a couple of posts to catch up on the sewing I did in the last few months of 2012.

1) Dragon costume
When we were at the fabric store in August or September, the little guy spotted a pattern for a dragon costume and insisted that was the costume he wanted for Halloween.  I thought maybe he’d forget about it, but he kept reminding me, and then when October came around, he told me I had to have his dragon costume completed by October 31.  Looking at the picture on the front of the pattern was kind of daunting, so I suggested that we simplify it by leaving out the wings or some other elements.  He said, No, the dragon had to have wings. So, I got the fabric and went to work.

It had everything: wings, spiky spine, big tail, big ears...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Out with the old, in with the new

It’s been a while now that the baby girl’s shirts and pants have been a little too short on her, but it’s gotten to the point where I can’t ignore it anymore.  Poor girl has been walking around in crop tops and high waters.  So, I’ve started putting away her 2T clothes to make room for larger sizes.  In the process, I found a bunch of 3T clothes that a friend had given me when baby girl was just born that I had forgotten about.  At the time, it seemed like forever until she’d be in 3T.  In reality, it happened in the blink of an eye.  It’s so cliché, but they do grow so fast.  I think it wasn’t until I had children that I became so acutely aware of the passage of time.  They mark it for me, every time they grow out of their clothes, go up in a shoe size, say something that makes me wonder, “How’d they know that?!”.

Putting away outgrown clothes is bittersweet.  I feel conflicted about them growing up.  I really miss that baby stage, because it was so brief.  What’s sweeter than that teeny tiny creature passed out on your chest?

But I also love seeing them grow into these precocious little beings who direct me to, “Take my picture, Mommy.”  And how could I not?
(It’s not quite her birthday yet, but she’s taken with this shirt.  :)

One of my sewing resolutions this year is to make more of her wardrobe, so I purposefully did not buy a lot of 3T clothes for her.  I was going to start with t-shirts, but the pile of hand-me-downs we got included a lot of t-shirts, so I could probably go directly to dresses.  They are more fun anyway.  My second sewing resolution is to blog within a week of completing a project.  Otherwise, I put it off even longer.  :(  I enjoy blogging and talking about sewing, but 2012 somehow just blew through like a tornado and carried me away and before I knew it, it was 2013.  Hoping for calmer weather this year.