Monday, February 16, 2009

The Singer Sessions, Volume III, and More Crafting!

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.

9 comments:

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Wow - those are so cute! Do you want to teach me??

Beverly said...

You have been busy and such cute things you have made! I love the baby leg warmers!

Sarah said...

the little keg warmers are a great idea... real babylegs seem pretty expensive. The t's are cute too and a good idea! but if you want to keep her belly covered (when its so cold- brrrr) and extend the life of the onesie they make little onesie extensions- a little piece of fabric with snaps on both ends that you can snap into the onesie. i used them with my kiddos. maybe i still have them somewhere. i'll look.

heres a link i just found http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=484759&cmSource=Search

Sarah said...

ha! i said "keg warmers"!! whoops i mean leg warmers (kegs should be kept cold!)

Jennifer said...

Those baby legs are awesome!! What a great idea! Can you wear baby legs on boys?? I really want to try them...

Yay for us for wonderful grandmas and adult time!!

JennyH said...

Those are all so cute. The baby legs are a great idea! Looks like you are picking up the sewing fast!

Lovin Mama said...

Those are all adorable! I wish I was sewing instead of doing taxes;) I <3 babylegs.

Carey said...

Awesome idea! I'll have to see if I can find some really long socks. The real baby legs are too short for my chubby girl, but I still like them under skirts and dresses for her or at night with a tshirt.

Thanks for the post link, and now you've got me curious again, freezer paper stencils? I don't suppose you've already blogged about that one? ;)

Cheri said...

I love that picture of Sean! :)