This past Saturday was HOT, and when I say "hot", I mean topping 100 degrees. WHEW! We went to the playground for a little bit....
|Cameron with Weiner Dog (A.K.A. "Weenie")|
|Scarlett in her hummingbird smocked top I made a few weeks ago.|
|Kai starting to look as red as the lobster on his shirt from the heat.|
|Weenie really is a "hot dog". (Bad, I know.)|
So I couldn't stop thinking about the fabric in my last order and wanted to get crackin' on a project ASAP. There's a post on my sewing forum that shows all the work people have done lately and I was inspired by a romper that was posted. Scarlett doesn't have a romper, so I figured it was time to remedy that. On Sunday, I decided to knock it out. The only problem was, our Internet was out because of the construction on the main road so I didn't have a pattern.
I was a little upset at first, but decided to wing it. I made pants just like the ones I did for the kimono pajamas, only shortened them and didn't add a contrasting band on the bottom. Then, I made a longer version of the smocked hummingbird top (see playground pics above) without the ruffle and just sewed them together. Voila! Romper. It worked out really well and gave her a lot of wiggle and jumping room.
|The house WAS clean earlier, but with 3 kids it doesn't last long.|
|Eating cucumbers from the garden while staring at the Sage flowers.|
|Kai chowing down on a freshly picked cucumber of his own.|
After the romper, I got started on a new project. Working on hand embroidered felt baby booties with matryoshkas. Don't know what it is about matryoshkas, but I absolutely love them. My kitchen table has been held hostage for the past 3 days on this project and I'm still not done.
|Close-up of the unfinished matryoshka.|
While that project has been keeping me busy, a close friend of the family decided to downsize her craft goodies and sent me a shipment of epic proportion. I don't think my new mail guy was too happy with me when he had to deliver this shipment to my door!
|First part of shipment.|
|Second part of shipment with my separate fabric order on the very top.|
That sums it up for today. Friends of the family coming to visit tomorrow so it's time to get scrub-a-dubbin' on the house. Will post soon with a matryoshka baby bootie update.