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August pictures and what not

15 Aug

The kitten we found on our porch

The face RJ makes when he doesn’t like something.

The diaper cover I made for RJ (It’s monsters!)

Sewing Projects

31 Jul

Here’s some quick shots of my most recent sewing projects. Enjoy!

First is a fleece diaper cover. Fleece is water repellent and with two layers it becomes waterproof as long as the diaper inside isn’t dripping. Fleece breathes a lot more than plastic/laminated diaper covers or disposables and is healthier on RJs skin. I have this cute whale print and another with monsters I cant wait to use.

Next is some pacifier clips I made a while ago but had to wait till I gave them to the person I made them for first.

Sewin’ Mama

28 Jul

I do have a son and I do still own a computer.

Since RJ is a better napper now I have had to fill my time. I tried crochet/knitting but I’m too impatient. So next was sewing. Which I found to be pretty expensive but it turns out I have plenty of material around the house. Things like sweaters, t-shirts with small stains, and old flannel blankets.

My most recent re-fashioning experiment was a shirt (donated to the cause, unknowingly. I hope you don’t mind Suzanne!)  into pj pants for RJ. My Mom-in-law helped me re-create another pair of pants that fit RJ well.

Unhappy baby in new pants

I also made what I thought to be a newborn hat out of the sleeve of a sweater. The sweater turned out to be SUPER stretchy and actually fits RJ. Which is exciting because I was jealous of whoever I was going to give it to while I was sewing. RJ takes off hats second (not seconds, second) after I put them on him. Here is the natural progression that happens when hats and my little boy encounter each other:

Yes this is the best picture I have of RJ wearing the hat

RJ immediately takes off the hat and then tries to put it back on.

Not being successful after several tries, he lets out his frustration by eating it instead.

In other news RJ has been crawling for a month and is now attempting to stand on his own (and succeeding for about 3 seconds). He also says “kit-cat” and signs for a bottle and all done. Both of his bottom front teeth are in. I’m amazed at the things he picks up so fast. It seems like hes just starting to learn things but I have to remind myself he has been learning and observing since birth. Like how RJ now knows his play phone goes up to his ear then hands it to us.

Things are going to get fun around here.

All Tangled Up

29 Jun

My sewing box is a mess.  Mostly from my string unwinding and getting tied up.  I just saw this great idea on Sew 4 Home.

Store your bobbin in pedicure toe separators.  it’ll keep them from unwinding and you can find the color you want easily.  I’ve seen them at the dollar store. Next time I see them I’m going to grab them all up.