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Monday, June 28, 2010

Knight Costume

knight costume

Last month we attended a Medieval Knight Festival that was visiting in a neighboring town.  While swords have been a long-time addition to our pretend play stash, I must say C's sword play was scarce.

 Enter in the festival experience and we now have a full-fledged kight fever.  While we were there, we had to pick up a sword and shield--of course.  What parent can leave any fair/festival without some new addition to the toy closet.  And what we learned while there, is that when one visits such a fest, the rest of the dress-up garb is also required.  My husband and C returned to the festival for the second day and came home with an amazingly well made leather helmet.  I couldn't let this ensemble go without finishing it off. 

knight costume

So, I got to sewing the tunic the next day and found a belt to go along (if you noticed at the begining of the post I said this was a month ago.  Even though he's practically lived in this costume for the last month, he refused to take a photo.  By the time I was willing to give in and bribe him we'd switched over to a ribbon because he'd caught his flat little belly in the belt buckle).

(Ug, please ignore the horrifying lawn.)

To make the tunic, I folded the fabric over, cut a square for the neck hole, measured the length while it was on C, and then hemmed the raw edges.  We copied the tunic symbol from C's shield and sewed it on. 

(This is his mean knight face.)

I was too lazy to applique it, so I just pinned and sewed the edge with a decorative stitch.  All I have left is to make a flag so he can carry his "colors" and fly them from the castle wall.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Bundle

My big boy is off at school, S is on a walk with his grandparents and the house is silent.  I finally have time to sit down and announce . . .

There's a new, little bundle at our house.  And I'm not talking fabric for once.  Kiernan arrived on Saturday night and so far is a bright ray of sunshine. 

We're all newness and cuteness here and getting to know each other.  This new adjustment time means less sewing and crafting for sure  but please keep checking back.  I have a few reserve posts that I've been saving up and hope to at least post weekly.  And now,  off for a feeding!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I-Spy Swap!

So. I've jumped on the bandwagon and joined round "Numero Quatro"  of   Obsessively Stitching  's I-Spy Swap.  I've been watching the last three and was thrilled that Caroline decided to do one more.

I got my fabrics cut and sent last week. 

I can't wait to get mine back in the mail!  There are so many great ideas for what to do with all those fabric squares. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Potholder Swap

I received my first set of potholders on Friday, from the two potholder swaps I participated in.  I LOVE THEM!

What great colors!

And not only that, but my partner sent me a wonderful cookbook and notepad. 

What a thoughtful gal!  Thanks so much for being my partner!  If I ever get my act together after baby number 3 comes, I'd love to organize a swap of my own. Mini quilts, maybe.  Anyone interested?

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Girly Birthday Outfit

We've had just a few birthday parties pop up over the last few weeks.  You've got to love the summer months for the opportunity for endless parties.

I whipped up a girly onsie-skirt combination for a cutie one year old this weekend.

If all reports come back a-okay on the skirt fitting, I'll write up a little tute because it was super simple and quick.