This is where I was last night at 11pm, sorting out all the squares on my living room floor. There are 108 squares in all (obviously not pictured here) for a 9 square by 12 square twin quilt. Q will be moving from her crib into the bottom bunk of sister PZ’s bed in less then 2 weeks (isn’t time amazing!) and hopefully this quilt will be done and moving with her.
I didn’t want to do a regular eye spy quilt, but I did want the fabric to excite her. So we have tons of her favorite animals and several floral prints along with some fun gingham checkers, a polka dot, some chambray denim and dreamy clouds. The back is going to be this fun Kokka fabric that has tiny little green apples on it to complete the modern farm theme. (Apples is one of her favorite and most recognizable words.)
I’ve promised PZ that I’ll do a nap time quilt for her before school starts back. Her new school has nap time (which she hasn’t had in more than a year), so maybe a new quilt will help with that transition. Perhaps a handmade travel pillow as well. Lots of fun stuff to look forward to making this summer.
sewflippincool update – I am still only selling my kid clothes at the local resale shop Piccolina, but sales are picking up now that summer has officially arrived in Portland. Eventually I plan on doing an Etsy shop or an online store of some kind but summer is too short to be worrying about that now.
These are the little bloomers I made for my friend Anne’s daughter, Opal. She is 10 months old and I’m hoping these will last her through the summer and perhaps even into next. All the ones I made last year seem to still be fitting the same bottoms for another year. Sweet!
The fabric is Riley Blake and the tag is a temporary until I get my labels made. Something that should have been done by now, but is taking longer than I’d like. Oh well. I’m also making a little ruffly sleeved tank to go with it out of Michael Miller’s Who’s Hoot fabric. I did this one with coral thread and am now thinking I should redo it in the same aqua thread I used for the bloomers. What do you think?
Day 2 of the elsie marley‘s kids clothes work challenge produced big girl bloomers!
There were no jumpsuits in sight, but I’ll keep trying and hopefully by the end of the week have at least one pair made. I worked about 2 1/2 hours today with a lot of stops and starts to hang out with PZ (I sew during Q’s nap). She asked me a few weeks ago, why they didn’t make bloomers in her size (4-5). Voila!
This red polka dot fabric is a Sevenberry remnant that I picked up at Fashion Depot at 50% off a reduced rate on almost a yard. The black and white striped is a vintage remnant that I got at the Knittn’ Kitten. I’m hoping to make a shirt out of this Michael Miller High As A Kite fabric tomorrow to go with it.
Posted in Handmade Projects, Portland
Tagged big girl bloomers, elsie marley, fabric depot, handmade kids clothes, high as a kite, knittn kitten, michael miller, red polka dot, sevenbery, sewflippincool
If you’re wondering what’s up with the title, I’m talking about elsie marley‘s kids clothes week challenge. I worked more than my alloted one hour today (more like 5) because I wanted to finish these 6 pairs of boys pants I started over a week ago. Phew! Porkchop pocket-ed clam diggers done. Perhaps I should call them Pigs by Sea or When Pigs Swim. What do you think?
When I did the Rieke Art Fair two weekends ago I got a lot of feedback from Mamas with young boys. So here’s my answer to, “where’s your stuff for boys?” I’ve got sizes 12mos to 5 and will be selling these at the Stephenson Art Fair on the 19th. Tomorrow I can start working on something for the girls again. I declare jumpsuit season begins tomorrow. Stay tuned!