Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Summer Harvest Britches

One of the great pleasures of motherhood for me has been making all the little getups for my daughter's activities. Here is E two summers ago in the peach orchard. She is wearing the girl's Comfyalls from Sewbaby in embroidered denim and cotton size 2T. I loved the daisy motif!

The little ruffle around the waist was a great first experience with the gathering foot on the sewing machine instead of hand ruffling with two basted rows. I highly recommend the technique if you haven't tried it.

Crayon Bag

I dug up this photo of E with her beloved Crayon bag which I made a while back. The pattern is from Clothesline Quilts and I think they actually sell the coloring bags too! I enjoyed making it sooo much, I made another one for one of Eilene's little friends with chalkboard fabric from Nancy's Notions on the non-crayon holder side and monogrammed the very top of the bag with her name. You only need a little rectangle of the chalkboard fabric, so even if you run out of paper, or fill up your coloring book, all you need is a piece of chalk and your bag and you're good!

I have a in the hoop crayon roll that is for older children. Fits in your backpack nicely. My thoughts always turn to these projects when school supplies go on sale.