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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pocket Madness

Since having some shorties I can't go anywhere without pockets.

There are always treasures to store and presents to receive
(of the rock and leaf variety).

When I leave without kids, I am almost giddy to NOT
carry seven bags.
But to leave without pockets?
Well that's just crazy talk.

Not to mention, the wardrobe change window has never been slimmer.

There is no phone booth in my house so I almost always whip out
into kid free land in kid practical clothes.

So I've obsessively been adding gathered pockets to things.

Excuse all the wrinkled and kid stained clothes :)

The gathers hold things in there.
And who doesn't love a cute pocket detail?

And then there's this old girl.

She was mine when I was little,
thus the well rubbed nose.

I made her a little top to keep her snug,
but Nu rips it off her with outrage.

I think she knows bears like it bare.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sew What?

A little gifty for our neighbours grand daughter.


and back.

Then more pants for Pu, who keeps growing.

Look at how she suffers when she poses.

Actual physical pain as she shows me her pocket!

Drama pants!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mad Men Eats Stitch Window

A slow week over here in Sewville.
Netflix added Mad Men to its roundup.

A little gifty for a bday party

Bean bags for a 4 year old.
I admit, it's now my standard.

A sleeping bag for Monks
(there's a camping trip in the works)

And, I am determined to use up some scraps.
My fabric hoarding is taking on epic proportions.

We can't get enough drop cloth bibs for the messy one

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Play Wings

I saw these lovely wings on Prudent Baby by Eri
So I thought I'd try my own version:

Two versions, two girls.

Birds? Fairies? Super heros?


So fun!

They work backwards or forwards.

Fly little ones!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Illustrated Garland

I love children's books.
And I looooooove the illustrations that accompany a good tale.

I've never really known what to do with
the dust covers that come on children's books.

My kids destroy them almost immediately.
But, it seems so wrong to throw them out.

And so...

A little paper punch...

A little stitching...

And these beautiful illustrations can hang in the playroom.