See, it was just like Goldilocks (me sewing them) and the three bears. Jackson Bear's pants were too big. Ethan Bears's first pair (yep, had to make a second) were too small. And Brennan Bear's were just right. After a few adjustments and fixes, though, all was well and the three little bears snuggled down for the night.
(Next time I upload pictures to photobucket, I promise not to make them so small)
I also appliqued a Spiderman on an older teeshirt of Jackson's. It was so easy to do and so cute. He loved it and wanted to wear it the next day. (Nope, a firm rule is NO WEARING THE CLOTHES YOU SLEPT IN...it started b/c I was not changing my clothes after having Ethan, then the boys wanted to copy, so you see, I had to end the cycle...) I just used common sense, and this tutorial, and was done in about five minutes making a shirt just for Jackson.
When I was buying the Wonder Under, I asked the little old lady at WalMart to please not fold it...I remember my mom getting VERY upset when her Wonder Under would get folded. Well, not only did the little old lady roll it for me (and tape the middle down) she also went through a quick "how to use" tutorial at WalMart...why, oh why does WM think it is okay to close these fabric departments down? Where else will 87 year old grannies work and help the younger generations??? I did learn that the WM on 180/Center will have a fabric department for at least two more years...so, I might be making more trips as they are SOOOO much cheaper then the other shops around.
I will say, though...next time I will use something see through to cut my circle so I can center it better...OR I will use my Creative Memory circle cutters to get a very exact circle. Oh, well...Jackson is three and does not care about perfection.
The next project I did this weekend: Turn the outdated cabinet into a something I will be super proud to display.
My mom stenciled this cabinet for me and Bart's first apartment over ten years ago! It was functional as a food storage unit, then when we moved to our second apartment, it got put in a closet. Stencils aren't the most "IN" thing anymore...not that my home is "hip" but you know, I am trying...
Here in Omaha it has lived in the basement, home of some books and toys.
I needed a place to store my laptop, printer, small cricut, bills, etc. I repainted the cabinet to coordinate with the newly painted dining room...it is the same color the chairs will one day be. It took maybe one hour (sanding, painting, etc.) and sat in the garage over night...I could hardly wait to bring it upstairs to its new home.
What do you think???
(for some reason I forgot to upload just the cabinet, but you will get the idea...PLUS, there are the new basic curtains I made the other day, too!)
I even painted part of the hardware for the cabinet and I am debating on whether or not to be really picky and paint the tiny circle in the middle of the cream knob...would you?
So, what have you done lately? I don't know why I've been in such a domestic mood. I'm sure I will snap out of it soon enough.