Thursday, July 14, 2011

Introducing Mr. William Norman Cole

Our little Munchkin finally arrived on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 4:43 PM. He is prefect! More later!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bloomers!

I actually completed my first project off my long sewing project list page! This morning I made bloomers with some cotton fabric I found at the thrift store yesterday. 4 yards for $3.99. Not too shabby. I used this tutorial on Youtube.com by Evange. She has a bunch of great stuff. You should definitely check her out.


These bloomers are absolutely cool and comfortable. I will not post a pic of me modeling them because, frankly, bloomers do NOT look cute on pregnant women. We don't need help looking poofier than we already are. Haha.


I decided that the bottom of the bloomers needed ruffles. I used the same basic measurements as the video describes but I used 1/4" elastic.  I folded over 1/4" then up 1 3/4" and pressed. Then I edge stitched along the top of the casing, leaving 1" open for running elastic through. I then stitched again 1/2" down from my first stitches to form the casing. If this is not clear and someone would like to try and make ruffly bloomers, please email me and I will try explain better. I fed the elastic through and pinned. Then you would finish by sewing the elastic together and sewing the casing closed.  I did not finish off the elastic or the seam casings because I want to adjust the elastic lengths once I have the Munchkin and return to a more normal size.  A 42"waist is not a normal size for me.

At this point I don't think Munchkin is ever going to come out. Sigh.

Happy Crafting!

Wild Fire

I took this off our back deck last night. It is the fire in Los Alamos with the sun setting behind it. It is surprisingly very pretty.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Had To Make Them Right Away!

Here are the baby pants. I had to make them right away! I still think I might add some white cuffs with little green buttons. Not sure yet. I used the Basic Baby Pants Pattern from Made By Rae again. So simple!

Fabric, Thread, Patterns, Baby Clothes... Great Day!

I love Jo-Ann's. It is absolutely my favorite craft store. So many awesome sales. I love going there and just touching the different fabrics and yarns. Feeling all the different textures. I must look a little nutty =) Anyway...

Today I went to get some fabric to make baby pants and skirts to match a cute Onesie and a couple little shirts that I had picked up at the thrift store.


I found this adorable green fabric with white polka dots to go with the "I'm Happier Naked" Onesie. It is actually Christmas fabric but I thought it looked generic enough for late summer baby pants.  It was on sale for 50% off so only cost $2.99/yd.  


The other 2 fabrics are 100% Country Cotton Solids. They were on sale for $1.99/yd. I will make a pair of pants and a skirt out of each type of fabric (and still have plenty left over because I am totally incapable of buying just enough fabric for a project.)

I also picked up some thread at 50% off. Sadly my thread collection consisted of white, black and a few shades of red and blue. Now I feel more well rounded. It all fits in my nifty thrift store thread box that I got for $1.


Finally, I got a bunch of baby clothes patterns. They had McCalls on sale for 99¢. I just bought every baby pattern they had. Only $19.00. The only problem with these patterns is that the smallest size on most of them is 13 - 17 lbs. Most will have to wait a while for use. Oh well, I'm prepared! It is kind of annoying that the selection for boys clothes is so limited. I guess one just has to make up for the lack of stylish patterns with awesome fabric choices.



When I went to the doctor yesterday, she poked me a bit and then informed me that my baby was small. I said, "About 7 lbs?" and she replied, "Probably closer 6 lbs." I didn't even buy newborn sized clothes. The babies in my family and Brian's family are always huge. I was the smallest of the lot at 8 lbs 6 ozs. All the others have been over 9 lbs. None of us ever even fit into newborn sized clothes. Today I went out and bought some newborn Onesies. Luckily, at Sears they had an additional 40% off all clearance clothes. I got 15 Carter's Onesies and a little robot sweatshirt and pants set for $20. Deals!