Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blooming

We have been...

reading Dr. Seuss books (even the esoteric stuff, over and over) and swimming at the public pool (no stolen toys yet, but one splash bully got the smack-down from Momma), and making homemade play dough (scorched play dough? I don't recommend it), and having playdates, and lucking out-- --at the park, and playing chess and Scrabble long and often (modified, of course, although Will is getting pretty handy at setting up a chess board), and spending many quality hours at the Wonderlab and the public library, and getting our faces dirty----in the garden, and watching documentaries (TriviaTown? AWESOME!), and planning our trip to Wisconsin later this month, and cooking up loads of pretend meals (and a couple of real ones, unwillingly)...

In all my free time (ahem), I've been working, however, on Ruby's Bloomers, again from . This pattern, unlike Lucy's Kimono, is easy-peasy--one pattern piece, sewn in a few different places, with elastic thread (squee!) and an elastic casing. After the first one, I didn't even have to read the instructions over again.

I've been modifying the pattern to work with some silks that Willow's been eyeing, and T-shirt material-- --(I have an unhealthy love for scavenging old tie-dyed T-shirts and then sewing with them. Wouldn't it be great to live in a culture in which the most common hand-altered fabric was someting like batik? But America=tie-dye), but I've also been making a few from the quilter's cotton in my supply.

It's technically not stash, since this is the fabric that I use for the rainbow patchwork art rolls that I still make, but who can turn down a little girl's request for pink bubble-print bloomers?
Surely not I.

2 comments:

Jenny said...

I saw some pictures of the Ruby Bloomers on someone's blog recently. They are too stinking cute- I may have to break down and buy the book just so I can make Anna a few pairs for this summer. Good to know that they're also really simple to sew.

TeresaR said...

I'm green with envy at your fab fabric stash...and non-stash.

Speaking of 4-leaf clovers, my kids have found 5 and 6 leaf clovers in our yard. I wonder if we have nuclear waste underneath...

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