Connor is already 15 months old and seriously outgrowing his diapers. I did make him a handfull of diapers for night but his daytime collection is getting pretty sad looking (and pretty tight). I had made Emily a pair of fleece covers to wear with her regular underwear and decided maybe it's time to switch Connor into a more 'big boy' style of diapers....something that he could maybe wear from now until he potty trains.
I made him this cover...
But knew he needed more than just a fleece cover. Well, it is pretty cute but he's not even remotely interested in potty training. I didn't want to make fitted diapers because that felt like I was going backwards. I wandered into the bathroom - what a place for inspiration - I noticed the 2 foot pile of prefolds from when the kids where little little. Hmmmm, someday I should really do something with those...what...something...hmmm. Take a prefold out to the dining room table, lay it out flat, and stare at it. Tap my finger to my lip and stare some more. A-HA!!! I love those moments where all of a sudden you start digging through fabric bins looking for things you know you have SOMEWHERE! 30 minutes later, this is what I came up with...
I should have used blue thread...then it really would have looked like a pair of tighty whiteys!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Em loves to "help" me while I sew, usually it's holding onto the elastic anytime I'm trying to sew it into a seam. The other day I really had to get some orders out and Con was sleeping and she wanted to help. So I remembered some bags of buttons I'd picked up one day at Walmart and got out a blunt needle and some yarn and Em sat right up next to me at the sewing machine and made this...
...a sweet little button necklace in spring colors.
She loves it so much that it's been part of her daily wardrobe. The dress she's wearing was one of her Valentine's Day dresses. This one I made so she could wear it with jeans, used ribons around the neckline and made a keyhole opening in the back. I get so mad working with knits but she loves it so I'm happy! :)