slow and steady wins the race.

or at least that's what i try to tell myself.
remember this post about all the stuff i wanted to make?

well, i'm still working on some of the things, 
but i finally made that dress from a shirt for abi.
(the original source/link is on the post i linked to above.)
i think she's on the very edge of being too big for the idea/pattern,
 but i could easily make them into shirts for her.
and i have a few more that i want to try.

but this is my first attempt:
i'm calling it 'picnic at the park' dress.
it's casual, easy and cute.
it could even make a cute night gown.

and while i was making that for abi, 
i finally put this adorable fabric to use for elliot:
i was thinking of making napkins or a little apron for him,
but pj bottoms won. 

i love that last little bit of baby belly. ;)

i made both of these last sunday afternoon.
it feels so amazing to indulge in something like this.
but often i don't allow myself to let other needs go in order to do it.

i'm enjoying our summer with the kids tremendously,
but finding it a REAL challenge to get any time to myself.
the kids are up late with the sun
and pretty non-stop during the day.
i'm sure i'll find my groove by the time school starts again.

as soon as i can,
i'll fill you in on family activities
and some recent work.
(happy summer!)


Angie Davis said...

love! can't wait to start sewing for girlie

Dado said...

Great job!
Super duper cute models too!

Jean Joiner said...

Both are ADORABLE. I'm so impressed!

keri said...

really cute! and i was about to say that fabric was supposed to be napkins! but i think i like it better as pj pants...especially on a cute little 4 yr old boy :)