STENCILS! my awesome first ever sewing book included a section on stencils for decorating otherwise plain clothes and included a couple of really cute ones. the alligator was one of the ones that came with the book. i got fancy and made a stencil of my own too which is the smirky sunshine. these are supposedly 12 month onesies but they fit judah really tightly right now. i have found the gerber stuff runs really small so we are enjoying these ahead of schedule.
since i was churning out pieces left and right i decided to tackle some all-day wear for judah. my previous high mark had been a hat for him, but since hats get taken off indoors the next step was something that he couldn't just rip off if it was so hideous or poorly-fitting. i made pants! and to raise the stakes i made a little promise to myself that no matter what he would wear them to school the next day. PRESSURE!
the pattern in the book was for a much bigger kid than judah so i took an existing pair of his pants that are almost too small and just added some inches all around. somehow we ended up with a lot of extra room in the butt and front pouch areas, but other than that they turned out decent. i even added little butt pockets and side cargo pockets with my hat scraps.
while i am being super creative these days, the main reason there are so many posts about the crafting (whatev, i can't think of a better word) is because i am kind of blah about writing lately. the thought of sitting down and writing anything besides "we did this" or "look at judah's pictures" is daunting. i definitely don't want to this blog to become something i dread so i am kind of giving in to the blasé mood and not forcing it. so i guess this is me apologizing for boring you to tears lately, if you are even stopping by anymore...are you still there? hello? if you can hear me, please forgive the abundance of vanilla!
judah in his stenciled gator shirt (skin tight over the belly! 12 months?...doubt it) with crazy static hair from the plastic blinds in the hotel.