Friday, December 17, 2010

Sewing from the stash

Having mono has severely restricted my ability to get much of anything done. But I sometimes have windows of an hour or so when I have the energy to sit and do something. I have found that I can still sew if I break it up into 1/2 hour increments and I can still draw. These things let me sit mostly still and conserve my energy without causing me to go berserk with boredom. There's nothing like sleeping all day to make me feel useless.

So...... Project!!! I decided that my stash of fabric is too big for me to buy any more until I've used up a significant amount of what I already have. Every year, the kiddos get new jammies for Christmas and this seems like the perfect time to kill two birds with one stone. So, the challenge is to use only fabric and notions that I already have on hand and make some cute PJs for each kid.

I had enough to do two of the above. One is for Brooklyn and the other is slightly smaller and will be for Olivia, my niece we're spending Christmas with. (......if it fits her and if her mom likes it. :) Each little night gown has a hand-made flower and ruffled bloomers.

Now on to the rest of the kids. But I'll start tomorrow. :)


Jessica M said...

They are beautiful! I'm so impressed with your resourcefulness. Hoping you feel better soon.

Heidi Lindsay said...

You are so dang awesome! I love you and hope you feel better from your mono soon.