Friday, June 24, 2011

Sewing part 3

While my machine was out making pajama bottoms, I worked on another project. The Lambs all had matching denim shorts with a flag on them. Lamb 1 outgrew his. I bought a flag patch at Walmart. It was iron on but I was afraid it wouldn't stay on after a few washes. So I ironed it on and then sewed it on his shorts. Lamb 1 will have a little brighter flag than the other Lambs, but they can all wear these matching shorts for July 4. I asked Lamb 1 several times if he really wanted this or just plain shorts. He said he wanted a flag like his brothers. Hopefully he doesn't mind that it is not exactly like his brothers.
I have a few more projects that I hope to complete in the next few weeks.
*Sew velcro for capes to put on Superman t-shirts for Lamb 1 and 2. Lamb 3 has one but the other Lambs outgrew theirs. I am cheating and using the capes from their outgrown shirts and I bought plain Superman t-shirts at Walmart. So all I need to do is put velcro on the new t-shirts so they can use their old capes.
*I want to make a cover for my new MP3 player.
*My sewing machine has a plastic cover that is breaking. I found a pattern online and hope to sew a new one. It won't be fancy, but it will be cute material and hopefully keep the dust out of the machine.
After I complete these projects, I think the machine will go back in the closet for awhile so I can concentrate on some other projects this summer-scrapbooking, learning to use our new computer, cleaning out the Lambs outgrown toys/clothing/books/etc., some homeschool planning, and cleaning/organizing the whole house. But I did enjoy these sewing projects. It is so nice to accomplish something in a short amount of time. It's even better because it doesn't have to be done again in a few hours or days like dishes/laundry/cleaning does!

1 comment:

Jody S. said...

Yes! Doing something different that the daily grind that doesn't get un-done immediately does so much to lift my spirits!