My next project was making jammies for my niece, Lilly, for her birthday (In February). I had bought THIS book in January, and this was only my second project attempted in sewing with knits. My collar should have stretched out a bit more, and I'm not super proud of my sewing job here, but it was a good go at it, I think. The little princess loves her jammies, though, I think.
And this was my first project from knits out of the same book HERE. The fabric was all from JoAnns.
And I completed a second pull-up trainer using THIS pattern. The first one leaked overnight, but this second one worked! Yea! I just have to finish making the leg holes a little tighter. This second one may have held more liquid due to me switching up how I made the inner soaker. To make the soaker, I layered one layer of cotton, 2 layers of Zorb material, and one bottom layer of PUL. A bit thick, but it held. So, I may either continue with this method, or switch to trying hemp/cotton blend liners (if I can ever track down this fabric in yardage).
I just realized that if you aren't familiar with sewing or cloth diapering, you probably have no idea what I'm talking about. Sorry about that, but I hope you will read on anyways : )!
And then took off of THIS Pinterest idea and made this pillow for a friend's son. Loved it!!! Click HERE if you want directions on how to make one. This project is perfect for beginning sewers!
And when I saw these pants on THIS blog, I absolutely fell head over heals over this pattern! So, what happened? I ended up buying the pattern HERE, and have made two pairs already:
And, lastly (I think),....new bibs made from upcycled garmets using Lotta Jansdotters bib pattern from her book HERE.
I have been busy, as you can see....and with other non-sewing projects as well. And, so, what I'm saying is..... I'd rather be doing the crafts, and the art, and the sewing, and mainly playing with my little boy. So, you may notice a change in my blog posts, as I make my time more about my family, and less about well-planned-out blog posts. I will still try to post all my done crafts, but the posts will just be fewer.
I love you all for reading, and from what you tell me, you enjoy seeing what I create. If I can bless others with giving my projects away as gifts made with love, then I feel I'm using my talents wisely. I know I can't do it all, or do it well, but I do want to honor the Lord with my talents and my time as best as I can. So, thank you all for reading, and stay tuned once in awhile. There's bound to be a whole lot more!