• I rock!

    Date: 2011.06.10 | Category: crafts | Tags: ,,,

    Well, actually JT is the one who rocks.  That boy is rarely to be found without a guitar or drumsticks in his hand.  His very favorite thing is to wear one of his guitar or drum shirts.  Every day.  Lucky for him we have picked up a variety of (clearance) guitar and drum shirts, sweatshirts, and pjs over the past 6 months or so- thank goodness that the toddler rocker thing is cool right now!  So anyway, I was searching for flannel to make the burp cloths last week and to what should my wondering eyes appear?  Guitar flannel!  Of course I had to buy a yard even though I wasn’t sure what I would make out of it.  I finally settled on a pair of pj pants for my little rocker dude.  I mean really, it’s not like I’m going to make him a button down shirt- that’s a lot of work that I’m not prepared to take on.

    On Sunday night Chris took JT down basement to watch an episode of Blue’s Clues and I decided that rather than doing the dishes I would whip up the bottoms as a surprise for him to wear to bed that night.  I found another pair of pj pants that are a little big for him and used those as a template.  I just cut around one leg, used my new cut piece to cut out a second leg and then stitched them up.  I was just finishing the second hem when JT came upstairs to go to bed.  I had him try the pants on so I could measure the elastic for the waist and after a few more stitches they were ready to wear.  Bam!

    I decided to find a shirt with a stain or something that I could applique one of the guitars onto.  The next morning I cut out a guitar and some stars and pinned them in place on the best shirt I could come up with, a white shirt with green stripes (see above photo) and told myself that it would just have to do.  I took about 5 stitches and then got distracted by something (or someone) and put it aside.  Later that afternoon I popped into the Dollar Tree when what did I find?  That’s right!  A plain brown t-shirt.  For $1.  That’s what I’m talking about!  I ripped the stitches out of the other shirt, pinned the appliques onto the new shirt did some (purposely) messy sewing. (These pictures were taken after running the pjs through the wash.)

    And now JT has a new pair of pajamas!  These are plenty big, so right now we have to roll down the waist band.  Hopefully this means he’ll get to wear them for a long time.

    I am now officially qualified for Mother Of The Year.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.

    I feel like poor Kate hasn’t been represented on the blog lately, so here are a few pictures of her with the most ginormous strawberry the other day.  Yum!

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