We enjoyed a lovely visit from my mom this weekend. Not only did we get to watch her have a great time loving on her grandkids, but we also got some much needed adult time. She watched all three on Valentine's Day so Doug and I could go out for a quick but very nice dinner. And on Sunday, she kept them occupied while I tinkered around on the sewing machine.
I converted a couple of onesie shirts into t-shirts for Ella. She's too tall in the torso to snap the onesies I had, but they were fine as shirts. I played around with different stitch patterns, so the first one I did isn't as nice as the second. Hey, I'm learning, right? Best of all, it was free stuff I was working on.
Then I decided to try making homemade BabyLegs. I bought a 3-pack of women's knee high socks for $7. I cut the feet off and just zig-zagged a hem on the raw edge to make a lettuce edge bottom. They were super fast to make and I think they look pretty cute!
Ella is a dot-to-dot! hee hee
Aidan did a little craftin'. He made a cd cover. He said, "it's a rock guy giving the horns up!" He sounded out and wrote his version of "rock" above the guy. Love it!
Sean brought home his pirate craft from school today. Too cute!
My mom also did a little crafting while here. She crocheted a heart out of the extra yarn I had from Ella's ruffle longies, then sewed it onto a shirt for me. I will have to add a pic of that outfit tomorrow when Ella wears it. It is darling!
And, yes, I did make the V Day shirts for the kids. Gotta love the freezer paper stencils! It feels so good to take time to make things.