Both kids are sick but my Chitterbug is the worst and I can't even do anything for him really since he is too young/small to give medicine other then baby Tylenol...I'm pretty sick myself and so is the Hubby. And after muddling through the past 2-3 days I got home from work and he was getting ready to go to work and his boss texts him (yes texts so professional right?) to turn in his hours, uniform and badge...oh yes...
It really sucks financially but it is somewhat of a relief otherwise they treat their employees horribly and now hopefully he can focus on finding a better job and be less stressed...Here's hoping!
So I made some birds from Joel Dewberry's free pattern he shared on DIY Dish Here.
|Exposed seams, vintage ornate folksy fabric for body, vintage mint sorbet fabric for the wings and vintage wooden beads for the eyes (macrame beads?)|
|Is it just me or is this sort of piratey? Anything to see that smile :)|
|Vintage floral body, yellow wings and pretty ribbon for a pretty girl.|
|Pretty ribbon tail, I tried to get the ribbon colors in order.|
|And another ribbon! I decided not to put eyes on this one since the body is patterned already and I didn't like the wooden beads on the last one much.|
|The completed bird on the side with the tab and button-so darling right?|
|The tab and button are actually functional :)|
|The button eyes turned out pretty nice looking!|
And then I made more shirts for the 5 year old...one of my favorite local thrift shops where I get most of my fabric has a sale every Saturday any color tagged clothing $5 and under is a dollar and 4 $1 racks of clothes that are buy 1 get 1 free so I went and raided their t-shirt and polo selection. Out of the giant bags I brought home I got some clothes for their bright patterns to make toys etc. out of, some fabric and lots of shirts I spent $38 which may seem like a lot but I have enough to make some shirts now that fit him and some after these don't fit, a couple shirts for me, a few that my Hubby immediately hied off with for himself and then fabric for whatever later on.
I was a little leery of adding long sleeves to some of the shirts since they were XL's and I planned to cut the sleeves off, cut the core down and then cut the sleeves down to the right size, attach them then attach the long sleeves but then it occurred to me if I cut the sides just right and make the armpit before the original armpit seam I might not have to go through all of that so I tried it and now they are 3/4 sleeves and look pretty good on him actually :D
|Here is a few of them.|
|I really love the yellow polo and the green is a velvet Quiksilver shirt.|
|This blue one was the right size all over already except for the length-I took 2.5 feet off of it is it just me or does that seem proportionally odd to have such a long shirt?|
|XL super soft Tee that his dad wanted to hie off with-Hubby has drawers full of clothes he doesn't wear...I will tackle them at a later date. He is the out of sight out of mind type so he doesn't wear it all.|
|I thought this mighty mouse graphic was cute :)|
Actually Hubby might make dinner...he is such a great cook I certainly don't mind!
Maybe I should go get a head start on all that...hmmm...nah...I think I will go cuddle the Hubby.
Good Night/Good Morning Everyone!