Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sloppy fun sewing and some other stuff

I just want to say thank you for your lovely comments about my Postpartum body post, 
and also thank you to my husband, who always thinks I am beautiful and tells me constantly, helping me to believe it. 
And thank you hAha for making me feel comfortable in front of a camera. You always help me to capture these memories and make my vision a reality in your photos.

Today my sister in law Miss Pipsta blogged about her awesome homemade laundry detergent. I want to make some of that myself! Who wouldn't want to save money on something you use daily! if you are interested in her recipe check it out here.
So glad you started a blog girlie, you've got so much to give!

SO over the weekend I stole Pip's sewing machine and set out to make a few things.
I chose simple projects, that I could complete quickly during the few moments I might have free hands. It still took me forever and was some of the worst sewing I have done in a while but it was good to have my hands busy doing something other than rocking a baby.

First I took an old black cardigan of mine and chopped it up to make a sweater for Alfy.

It was really easy, the hardest part was working with the knit.
It is so cute on him, and that makes up for all the crooked seems and rough edges.

Next I made him a pair of little shoes, from scrap pieces of fabric using a pair hAha made as an example.

And then I took a pair of 0-3 mo jeans that were about as wide as I am and took them in to fit my baby boy. Voila quick cute outfit.

Do you remember my post about Urban Outfitter's pillows?
Well I decided to make my own. I used a white flat sheet, charcoal grey fleece, and light grey felt, to make these...

By using fabric that doesn't fray at the edges it made this a super simple project that just adds an element of fun to our bed. 

Yay for getting my sewing fix in!!

Tober Cake is sick and needs extra love and attention right now, meaning every time I can put Alf down I must so that she can crawl into my arms. My back hurts, my house is a mess and one kid is almost always crying.
I think it is safe to say I check the clock often to see if it is almost time for Jones to come home! :)

{Tober buckled her bear into Boo's car seat.}


Pixie Shtick said...

awesome sweater!

MelancholySmile said...

can I just say that you are amazing? You get so much done and I KNOW how hard that is with three kids-- let alone a newborn!

Also, the pillows are perfect, but when did you get a headboard? Did you guys make that? I've been wanting to make one for our bed for ages.

Singin' Heart said...

Your pillows ROCK!!! I thought that you would do the mustache one but the glasses are so you guys!!! Your bed looks fun and cozy.

Singin' Heart said...

And thanks for the shout out ;)

Crys said...

Thanks! Yeah I did make the headboard. It was super easy, and not too spend-y since I had a coupon for the batting and the fabric! the hardest part was deciding what kind of headboard I wanted to do, there are so many awesome ones out there!

Anonymous said...

I echo Melancholy "Amazing Woman!" Plus she asked the exact question I wanted to know about the headboard. I've been wanting to do ours for four years now and keep getting cold feet to try. I also want to pad the top of an old entertainment center we're using at the foot of our bed for storage and to put our quilts on when not in use. You've given me courage girl! Sorry about Tober :( Wish I could be your neighbor and clean house for you. DARN!Hope she gets better soon. Bless you sweetie! GEE GEE