Sunday, June 29, 2008

Smokey Bear for Finn & I

I drafted my shirt start to finish last night, and hemmed Finn's this morning ... three whole days before we leave for our first camping trip of 2008.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sun Protection for the littlest one of us

We're planning a 3 day trip, to visit with my parents during their week long camping trip, as well as our own 3 day canoe trip, and I thought that Finn needed some sun protection, we got him a great hat at MEC, but solar weave clothing is far to expensive for a little guy who's going to outgrow it very quickly.

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

Lots of sewing

Three baby gifts, a sewn card and a pair of pants for me. I am very pleased with these pants ... I followed all the directions. The pants have 4 pockets, and a real fly with zipper and button. They weren't as hard as I thought they'd be, but I'd have been lost without the illustrated instructions from Ottobre to install the zip and fly. You can see in the detail photo of the blue/green carrier - my new tags! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ruler Folded

All my fabric (well, not the fleece, but everything else).

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.