Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sketchbook Shirt

Sorry I've been gone for awhile. It's been a bit busy. I've done this and that but haven't managed to blog about it. I've also done some stuff. What stuff? Hmmm I'll have to think. 
I did manage to make the Little Mister a Sketchbook Shirt from the pattern by Oliver & S. Jess had just barely enough of this fabric to get it done. Matching the plaid wasn't completely possible, but the overall look was exactly what we wanted. 
Then we took about a hundred pictures. 
You get to see four. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Still Catching Up

I made some things for my grandson a couple of weeks ago. Those necessary, everyday things that babes go through like they're on fire. 
Especially when one such babe drools.
 A lot. 
So much so, that mom asked if I could make some that liquid wouldn't soak through. 
I found this coated elephant fabric here. I love it! It washes well. Jess had some Cuddle fabric left over from the blanket and they made a great pair. I used a narrow packaged binding to finish out the edges. Boy do I need practice doing that! Can we say wonky?? Thank goodness the point is function, and they do. I did two with snaps and two with Velcro to see which worked better. 

Jess took a lot more photos of him in his bib. I could only narrow it down to this many.

Something else the little man does well is, burp. 
I think it's kind of a game, at least that's how I choose to look at it. 
Jess had a few receiving blankets that ended up being used as burp rags. They were a bit big. She had some in the traditional style and they were a bit small. I ended up buying a yard of inexpensive but cute flannel, cutting them into fat quarters, doing a wide hem with mitered corners and they seem to be perfect for this job.
Jess liked them enough to go buy flannel for me to make more.  

Mister also sleeps in some cute sleep bags which are getting too small. Jess has had a hard time finding replacements. I got the bright idea that I could make one. I took a pattern I'd been given (thanks Jennifer!) for a onesie type suit and modified it for a bag with a zippered front. I made it in the size I thought would fit but...... there is some growing that needs to happen... Jess called it his Chewbaca outfit. Hilarious no? 

More later!