Wednesday, June 11, 2008

where the day takes us...

that pretty much sums up our summer so far. no school or appointments. no early bed times or alarm clocks. we have been taking it one day at a time and each afternoon has been filled to the brim with friends and popscicles and bbq's and bike rides. it has been rainy, more so than usual for this time of year, but that has not slowed us down a bit.
i have the sewing bug and have tried to sit in front of my machine each and every day, though sometimes only long enough for a couple seams. i sewed this celebration banner just in time for harper and esme's birthday party.
it is reversible so it is colorful and cheerful from either side. the instructions for this project came from the creative family by amanda blake-soule. LOVE this book!
i knit this cute little bag for a friend's birthday. this is the purl mc bigbottom pattern and lion brand jiffy yarn ~ super fast and super easy!
i lined it, complete with pockets and magnetic clasp and added a fabric handle and drawstring.
and a pair of soft flannel pajama pants for harper~ i have many more pairs planned for each member of the family! i traced a little pair of elastic waisted pants that fit him well and added a seam allowance and voila'! jammie pants in under an hour!
and i made this sweet little dress for a brand new little friend of the family. it is the same pattern i used for esme's birthday dress~ the two summer sundress.
today i am working on curtains for our bedroom. this is a project long, long overdue. i also have a blessing shower to attend in a couple weeks to welcome a new baby girl to the world. i think i will sew a couple cloth diapers for her. it had been a while since i have done much tiny girl sewing so all this pink has me thrilled!
my computer time has now expired~ i have a cherry popscicle and an evening bike ride awaiting me... and perhaps just a couple more seams at my machine...

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