Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Latest Projects

When I went to Utah with my parents in April, Natalie and I went to Hobby Lobby.  They were having a sale on patterns.  Only 99 cents each.  I picked up a few that I thought would be fun. Lately Blake and Leah have been in desperate need for pajamas.  So I tried some out.  This fabulous material is from my Grandma Southam.  The girls have always wanted long flannel p.j.'s.  The old-fashioned kind.  This was an experiment to see if I could make a big pattern small for them.  It worked, I will just have to use the long sleeves.  That will probably be a Christmas project.

I found this on Pinterest months ago.  The one I found had Frankenstein instead of a witch and said 'Have a Spooktacular Day'  I thought a witch would be awesome.  This us all just made out of 2x4's. (As Dave cut this for me I found out that a 2x4 is actually 11/2x31/2.  That is crazy.  Why is it called a 2x4 then?)

Blake loves his pajamas.  They are very warm for winter.  Dave said he should wear them for Halloween as a doctor. I was only buying enough material to do bottoms.  Then I had lots left over and decided to see if I could make the top too.  I only had enough for short sleeves and one piece on the top I had to sew two small ones together so I had a big enough piece to cut out.  But you can barely tell and he doesn't care.

This is also one of my cheap patterns.  I also got the material for Leah when I was in Utah.  Leah's turned out great.  Cora loved it and wanted one.  She asked for something red.  Her friend told her she loved it that Cora looked like a picnic table.  We thought that was funny, she kinda does.

We tried to get a close up so you could see Leah's material.  It has tiny shiny pink dots.


  1. You've been busy! What great projects. I wish I could sew - I want to learn how!

  2. Cute shirts. I really wish I had that talent.