So being rather big busted I have a real tough time finding nighties. I want just a short dress thing, a internet search tells me it's called a "chemise". Anyway - a "chemise", but with some structure up top. Some support, you know? I'm not of the bra-less sleeping set. Not comfortable at all.
They don't exist from what I can tell. I've seen close - but way out of my price range. So this weekend I took one of my wonderful and indispensable Bravado nursing tank tops, and sewed a skirt onto it. Voila! Just what I've been looking for! Why can I not find something like this to buy?
The skirt is made from the bottom of three old tshirts I layered. I did no measuring and cobbled and jerry rigged the whole way - in fact it's still a work in progress, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I think I will keep an eye out for sports bras and bra-in tanks at Goodwill to which I might add different types of skirts. I'd love one with some black laciness attached for a certain degree of sex appeal.
I want something. I want it really bad. For so many really good reasons. And I've been struggling. Because it would be such an unlikely and miraculous thing for it to happen. So I'm afraid to want it. I want to cower in "oh well, who cares" land, where, should this thing not happen, I won't be let down.
But I do believe in the power of positive thinking. So I'm trying to be brave and think positively and pour all the positive energy I have into the work I am doing to try and make the "Thing" happen.
I thought maybe you'd help me?
These pictures sort of summarize the dream for me. I'd tell you all about it, I'm not trying to be cryptic, but they probably explain themselves and I just don't yet have it in me to take my positive thinking to pen...or...whatever these words are made out of...pixels I guess.
Anyway, gaze on them, will ya? And think some positive thoughts for me.
Much positive thinking and coming true of dreams to you and yours!
So I continue to have no time on my hands. It's New Years Day and my boys are all outside playing in the big fat snowflakes that are falling down....and I really want to join them. But I also wanted to wish all of you who may still read this a very Happy New Year and post a few other things I made, because, frankly, nobody around here is much impressed!
OK, totally kidding. I didn't make that one. But thrifted it! For THREE DOLLARS! I know, right!
But I did sew this robe (sorry no time to edit and rotate). Using my first ever bought pattern. I'm so proud. And the little guy loves it. And it was good timing because Joann's McCalls patterns went on sale for $.99. I bought 8 and my receipt said I saved $129 - sweet.
And then there was this ball. With that Alexander Henry fabric I love, and some bee-inspired fabric that was on sale at Joanns too. I had big plans to make a big version of this ball, but could not BELIEVE the amount of stuffing just this little guy took! I scrapped the big ball idea. Oh, and a great note I found on my search for fabric ball tutorials...cut the fabric on the bias and you don't end up with pumpkiny shaped balls.
And that's all I got for now. I'm gonna make some placemat aprons (courtesy of this tutorial over at MADE) for my best friends little girl whom I've decided will be the recipient of all things girly that I just cannot resist making.
Much love to you and yours and best wishes for the new year!!
I've been blogging in my mind. But no time to blog for real. But I'm making it happen today. If anybody ever read this blog before, you're probably long gone. I miss you!
Anyway, I personally like going back and seeing what I've been up to, so I'm gonna soldier on when I get a sec. And oh, there's been so much to blog about! 'Tis the season! I'm hand making up a storm this Christmas. Which is just plain crazy because there is SO much going on in work world that I really should set this holiday aside for letting myself off with doing store-bought EVERYTHING. But the more I work, the more ideas I get for homemade stuff....and oh, its a vicious cycle....or a mental problem...or both.
Anyway, the only thing I have pics of is from quite a while ago, when Joanns put their flannel on sale for $1.29 a yard. And I should have gone crazy, but didn't, then had to go back when it was on sale for $2.49, and went just sort of crazy. Next year, it's on.
Anyway, made pillowcases for most family and friends. Am in the process of making rice bags/hot compresses/whatever you call them for work folks. With peppermint tea bags emptied into them. They are awesome. Hopefully will post pics before Valentines Day.
Hope you all are having a wonderful gearing-up-for-Christmas season!
P.S. Have you SEEN this fabric? It's Alexander Henry and I forget the name...something about rain. I'm in love with it.
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