Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
But, I wanted something more permanent that wouldn't be outgrown as well. The fabric's too thin to be a bib or blanket, and even those would eventually be less used by Finn. So, I made a shirt for me! And, while I was at it, I delved into my collection of cotton/lycra ribknits for a pair of cropped pants with a very relaxed feel.
I love both these pieces, although I'm not certain I'll often wear them together. I did get lazy and not change the thread colour for the top stitching, so the pants have contrast top stitching in pale blue.
Happy Long Weekend to my Canadian Readers :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Next, some items to help organize my packing for an 11 day vacation - sharing one large suitcase with a 18mth old is going to require serious organizing! So, we have a packing envelope, to keep shirts nicely folded and wrinkle free, as well as mesh/cotton bags to contain socks, tank tops, small things that get lost in the bottoms of suitcases. These have mesh on one side so it's easy to see what's inside, and pretty cotton to coordinate with the envelope. Finn has a set of bags as well, but I haven't taken a photo of them yet.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I'll try to get photos of the rest of the sewing later - new shorts for Finn and more.
Monday, July 14, 2008
We arrived home last night from our Algonquin park trip for this summer. It was a relatively easy trip - except for the paddle home across Kawawaymog (or Round) Lake - Dave ended up walking in the shallows, pulling the canoe while I held Finn as he napped. The wind & waves were just too much for our paddling talents.
It was a good trip, we saw one moose, one deer, several loons, the usual seagulls, a few herons, and I spotted a duck with ducklings along the marsh. We all saw another duck with older ducklings on a dock. The only other 'wildlife' we encountered were the mosquitoes. Not too bad, though we all have bites, the wind Saturday & Sunday kept the bulk of them away.
We camped at a site about 2/3 of the way down the West arm of North Tea Lake, on the North side. We were pleased to see we had our own private beach when we arrived, nice gradual sand entry to the water. The wind on Saturday gradually pushed the waves up the sand until the beach was gone, and on Sunday there was no sign of it at all, the water was right up to the plants & fallen log.
Three hours of rain on Saturday evening caused us to get very cozy in our little tent ... I think 'two man' is right! Two adults plus toddler is quite cramped for anything other than sleeping. But, we survived, Finn thought it was fun to climb on everyone and everything, and did a great job playing with the very few toys we'd brought.
In case we ever forget ... someone remind us ... NO MORE east to west paddles across big lakes. There's always too much wind, it's never a good time, and we always forget by the time we plan the next trip!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
So, I ordered some Solar Weave (UPF 50 or so), for 9.49$, and made him a pair of pants & long sleeve shirt.
I'm very happy with how the pockets turned out, they're hard to see in the above photo, so for your viewing enjoyment, here's a close up.
My good friend Stephanie, kindly squeezed me into her customs list, and these are on the way for Finn.
I also made a diaper cover for Finn, but it's in the laundry already, not photographed. It's red for Canada Day - July 1st.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Doesn't it look lovely?
Now, when I'm ready to sew, it's quick and easy to view and select fabric. The real trick will be putting it back the same way, when I'm finished cutting out new projects.
Inspired by this blog, and the many Sewing Mamas with incredible, organized, stashes.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
This pattern is great, goes together quickly and logically, and fits well. The fabric is a very soft brown bamboo/lycra blend.
Today we're off to celebrate my mom & my brother-in-law's birthday, and Finn needs to shop for a gift for Mémé -- we'll actually need to tackle shops on a weekend, something I really try to avoid.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Reconstructed T-shirt pants
Some Girly Sewing (gift for a friend's daughter)
Apron for a swap
Shirt & Bib for Finn
That's one of my favorite bibs ... I should make more in that style ...
Thursday, March 27, 2008
These are all simple, serged 2 layers, with snap. And a couple matching wipees w/ the scraps.
And, my newest bag, this one is mine. All mine. I'm not parting with it. It's the perfect size, holds my wallet, phone, camera, dayplanner, note pad, pen and a couple snacks.
It's very soft dark brown corduroy that doesn't photograph very well, with fishy coords.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Once I had a theme narrowed down, I bought several different fabrics to go with the theme. And started sewing ...
There'll be more photos of the party decorating next week.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I did recently make a jumper for a friend's daughter, and now that I know it's arrived, here's a peek at what I created (drafted myself for the most part).
Another opportunity for me to create pretty things is a swap on a message board I am on. I've made two of these aprons, and will tackle some kid-themed items tomorrow.
They were simple, and fairly quick to put together. I really love the Amy Butler coordinates and was happy to find a project that suited the leftovers I had after nearly finishing a shirt for myself (no photo of that until I find the perfect button for it)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
And, I've made another round of spotted box samples. Sixty freebies shipped this morning.
Cup cozies & business card holders.