Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Headbands and Pants
There have been a few new Mama made pieces coming from the sewing machine these days, and I think the next project may even be for myself - eek. I didn't realize until I went to write this post that I have spread the homemade items around pretty evenly for each kiddo this time around (which is a good thing, since they are pretty sensitive to who is getting the next Mama made). I may need to take a little break and get a bit more knitting done since Finley informed me today that they need a cow and some baby sheep and ducks to go with the other knit animals.
Hadley was such a late hair grower (pretty much nothing until 3 years!) that I am a little baffled with what to do with her hair, it is so thin and slippery. But we were all getting a bit tired of seeing her hair in her face, so I decided to make a few headbands with this easy tutorial. They only take a few minutes and are such a great way to use up scraps, that I probably made more then she needs (5), but you need one is every color, and they can always be passed on to Freja. And of course one of the headbands needed a cute little flower!
Finley and Freja both got another pair of pants from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings. These are Freja's second pair of pants (see the other pair here) and are perfect for layering this time off year. Since her patterns don't include Finley's size, I had to use some of his pants to tweek the size a bit. They are a bit big over all, but at least he has room to grow. With the cuffs down, I think he can wear these until he's 10! The hardest part of these pants was getting Finley to sit still long enough to snap a photo - that kid's a mover, I finally had to get the photo when he wasn't looking.
And to finish off, this little one is getting up on her knees, and toes and getting in a good bit of forward motion. She is on the move, or soon to be. She's even holding herself up while standing (although I couldn't back up far enough to get her whole body for fear she might topple over at just that moment). Her sweet little vest was something I wore as a baby, and is perfect for keeping her warm, while keeping those arms moving!