She’s Here!

Remember that going home outfit? We finally got to put it to use!ImageNorah arrived on Tuesday just 6 days “late” the same as Silas and still a nice improvement from Jude’s 14 days!ImageIn case the pictures don’t do her justice, she’s pretty much perfect!

Piecing Scraps

Last weekend I wasn’t particularly interested in any of the projects I already had going so I pulled out a bunch of scraps and started piecing them together. Here’s what I ended up with.


I think eventually these will find their way into a baby quilt of some sort.


It was fun to just let the size and shape of the scraps steer each piece.



Overall my sewing drive has been dwindling as I find myself more and more focused on getting this baby out! I tried to work on something yesterday and in my haste made a pretty major mistake that will require a good bit of seam ripping. Yay. I’m going to just put things on hold unless something particularly grabs at me. Maybe I’ll trace some pattern pieces I’ve been meaning to work on.

I’m in the end stages of pregnancy where it could be any minute or several more weeks. I hate trying to be prepared while also not having any expectations that it will happen soon. I feel much more at peace at this stage than with my first, but slightly more engaged in preparing for birth than I was with my second. We’ll just have to wait and see.


Whale PJs

I’ve been doing a lot of sewing for Norah. So much, that a couple of times Jude has been drawing and said he was drawing dresses for her! It’s cute, but I started feeling bad that I hadn’t done anything for the boys lately. Then I found this fabulous whale and ocean fabric on sale and pjs were born. The fabrics are Seven Seas from Cloud 9 and the whale fabric I absolutely cannot find anymore and I’m not sure who designed it.

For Silas’s pants, I started with the Quick Change Trouser pattern just for general sizing. They don’t have the rear patch and aren’t reversible, so really not the same at all in the end.Image

The pants ended up a little long so I think I’ll add some more of the whale fabric on the underside so they can be rolled up without showing the backside of fabric.Image

The little guy wasn’t particularly cooperative with the photo shoot. I got a lot of pictures that looked something like this.Image

I have a lot more respect for bloggers who get nice pics of their kids posing in front of some sort of backdrop!Image

Big brother at least sat still… mostly. But, that didn’t stop him from making funny faces.Image

The pattern for his pants I drafted from a pair that he already had, but made them a lot roomier.Image

The shirts are just a simple applique on a t-shirt.Image

This is the best I could get of them both together.Image

I love his smirk in this one. It’s like he’s saying, “You don’t actually expect me to sit still for pictures do you?!”Image

Circle Skirt Outfit

A friend of mine recently had a little girl and I decided to make her a little something. I went back to that circle skirt tutorial, threw in an appliqued onesie, and a simple little headband.

ImageFor the skirt I used two layers of voile.ImageThe headband a couple of simple cloth flowers on some decorative elastic.Image

Have you noticed that I am completely addicted to this Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi fabric? I really do have other things in my stash, but I guess I’m just on a roll.