January 6 – 11

 

Jan 7 and 10- A few months ago I taught myself how to sew.  I’m not super advanced or even that great at it, but I can make cute skirts and dresses for Julia to wear.  I wanted to try to make a peasant shirt with the fabric I bought on the 7th, following this tutorial from Trendy Treehouse.  I knew I didn’t have enough fabric to follow the tutorial perfectly, which was fine because I wanted short sleeves instead of long sleeves anyway.  But with all the cutting and hemming I ran out of room for the elastic at the edge of the sleeves.  I figured I might as well finish the sleeves off and think about adding trim or something to make a casing for the elastic later…but I LOVE the flutter sleeves that ended up being my result!  Julia likes it too, because it’s a nice loose shirt that just flows around her body.  Expect to see lots more of them this spring and summer!

January 1-5, 2014

Jan 2 – Resolution

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year is to take a photo every day.  There are a bunch of photo-a-day challenges floating around the internet that gave me the idea for this resolution and I’ve compiled my own lists based on the ideas from several of these sites (like Fat Mum Slim, The Idea Room, A Grande Life…).  I plan to post them here on a regular basis and add commentary as desired, as a kind of photo journal of our year!