April 23, 2012 §
I’m participating in something called “Kids Clothes Week” put on by the super-talented Meg from the blog Elsie Marley. It’s basically another way to get myself moving on some sewing I’ve been meaning to do, but, you know, just don’t. It’s amazing how calling something “Kids Clothes Week” and setting up a Flickr group can spur people to action. Maybe I need to name next week “Organize Your Filthy, Overflowing Closets Week”, set up a Flickr group and see if that works just as well!
These little shorts are the simple, flat front pants pattern you can find at Dana Made It (a great resource), and I added the little pockets. They are a small version of the deep pockets on this skirt. These are the perfect egg collecting shorts. The chickens are laying a lot these days and the youngest kid is all about pilfering their eggs. Now, she can now carry up to six eggs into the house in one trip!! No basket required. Tripping and falling could get ugly, though.
I also put a little, sun hat together from this Martha Stewart pattern. It was a bit of a bear to put together b/c the pattern was sort of incomplete or just really confusing. I couldn’t tell which. I barreled through, though and it will accomplish the task of keeping the sun off of her fair head. She has some crazy moles and a dad that had melanoma at age 35, so I’m gonna be as careful as I can manage. She looks excited about it, doesn’t she? I experimented with the running stitches around the side panel, so, it was fun for me, at least!
In other news:
This article has me glad to be dealing with a funny smelling, disheveled back yard full of chickens. No question. It’s worth it.
Love these patterns. Not sure I can afford them.
Finished this book. Recommended by Kathy (thanks, K!) Corruption, greed, but some hope, too.
About to start this book. Anyone read it?