adventurous feet and busy hands...

A couple of days ago I was struck with the notion of how my life has changed in the past couple of years. Does something ever catch your eye that sends you realing back into the present and whispering under your breathe "wow"? Well, that is exactly the kind of moment I am speaking about. For a mom, and I don't think it matters whether you're older or a new mom like me, you can sometimes forget what it was like before kids, as well as simultaneously forget how definitively different your life is because of these very same children. This put it all into glorious perspective for me:
This precious site reminded me of how clutter-less my world was, or at least only cluttered with myself. Now my world surrounds the precious feet these little shoes hold and sometimes I forget how awesome NOW is too. By the way, it is truly awesome. I would pick these shoes up for an infinite number of days just to have him with me.

Well, my sewing frenzy is over...if you didn't read my last blog or two, I have spent the majority of the past week sewing like it was a marathon. I am finished!! I kept the items and the event for which I was sewing a bit hush hush, because it was for my cousin-in-law's baby shower! Of course I didn't want to spill the beans before the very adorable event. Yes, we are both pregnant (and have the same due date by the way) at the same time and it is glorious to have pregnant company, let me tell ya.  Alethea is having identical twin girls, and I just got so excited to make some cute girly stuff for her because, lets face it, unless the #3 is a girl I will be sewing blues, and airplanes, trains and trucks for a very long time (which is really ok with me). So, taht being said, I tackled the opportunity to create princess-y things. I ended up getting a little carried away...and made several more things than even I was intending, but I don't mind in the least bit-it was extra fun. I took some pics of the baby things I made:
Reversible Bibs

Diaper/Wipes Cases

Gift Bag/Mini Tote

Super Cute Rossete Hair Bows!

See what I mean!?!?! Well, it was all worth it, and I would do it all over again. I found had some really great patterns for the cases, but for the bibs, I made my own pattern. The rossetes I kind of free-handed as well, but I did see a tip on how to make them stay bound, other than sewing them together which I usually do. That was very helpful to say the least. The mini tote I have to admit I free handed totally. I was in a bit of a rush, but I just couldn't bring myself to put all those handmade gifts into a store bought gift bag....go figure. So I cut out the material to the size I wanted (truthfully I thought it was going to be a little bigger but oh well) and sewed it all together. The hearts were left over scrap from the bibs, and cases and I used a lining and outer design as my applique. I just sewed the two together and then sewed them to the front of the tote. Viola! Sew a little handle and it's ready to go! I had sooo much fun catching up with friends and family and taking pictures with other baby bellies was fantastic! It was like a mommy conference haha!  Well, off to rest now, I over did it AGAIN, out in the yard and about, but the garden looks lovely and the flowers are blooming everywhere. Much work yields great reward!

 <3 Elena

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