* I used the word “cry-y” to describe how Annmarie was yesterday so I’m definitely not in the mindset to come up with a clever title. So this post is about some stuff I made. No surprises.
The holidays got me in a crafting spirit and Pinterest continually fills me with inspiration (and a false sense that I am capable of creating cute things).
I originally wanted to make sewn-on tie onesies/t-shirts for all of the little boys I know (friends with baby boys and my nephews).
But it was difficult to find plain onesies that didn’t come in packs of 3 or 5 (none of the boys are in the same age range for clothing) so I scrapped that idea and decided to try my hand at making 1 or 2 for my favorite little baby boy.
… and those photos are on my old phone that I have yet to upload pictures from.
But because the onesies I found came in a 3-pack, I didn’t want to make 3 sewn-on tie onesies.
I found a great Etsy shop through Pinterest that had a lot of cute felt appliques and it inspired me to create some other items. And at that point, I realized I could’ve just picked up inexpensive plain onesies from H&M for all the little boys I know so friends with baby boys – I may still be making something for you in the future. Act surprised.
I learned a few lessons with that anchor:
(1) Sewing something with so many curves is f’n difficult
(2) I should have pinned more pieces of the anchor to the t-shirt. NOtice how the top of it is crooked? Yeah…
I initially thought I’d sew the anchor onto a onesie but thought it was too big so bought the t-shirt. But then I had an extra onesie. So I brainstormed things to make and came up with making a monogram:
I surprised myself with the monogram. I hadn’t seen this anywhere (well at least not in the forefront of my conscious but maybe I have seen it somewhere so its lying somewhere in my sub-conscious). But again, those curves were a bitch to sew.
I got a sewing table for Christmas this year and was pretty stoked about it. I’ve been setting up my sewing machine on one of our dining room chairs while I sat on the sofa (because I liked to be in front of the TV for some entertainment). Now I have a table. I’m legit, yo!
Any suggestions for my next novice sewing creation? Have you created anything lately? If so – share a photo so inspire me. Unless of course you’re thinking, “Man – I created this great monster poo…” I see enough of that in my house, thanks.