Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 17, 83 to go: Even more robot pjs

So cute when they're little

I am starting to feel like I am catching up.  Those gnomes won’t make themselves.  And I really do need to master making buttonholes.  Here are this morning’s little robot jammies for my friend Shannon.  She mentioned she liked the retro-robot design when I posted pictures of the ones for my nephews.  I had some fabric left over and offered to make a pair for her son, Cyler.  They are a size 3.  How cute!  And boy do they go fast—When they are this small, there are no side seams.  So these are in the mail for Cyler.

Sewing is quicker than laundromatting
I made these tea party jammies in the spring because it was quicker to make them than go to the Laundromat and do wash.  They have become my favorites.  I still have some fabric left and may even make a second pair because I think this is just so cute.  I just hate to repeat myself.


In the big Joann sale over Thanksgiving, there was a pattern called “pink with green dots” but there was no picture.  I ordered some because I couldn’t imagine how that combination could make me unhappy.  Here is what arrived.  J’adore! I love this combo.  I haven’t decided what to make yet.  I could just make bottoms, but this fabric is just so adorable, I may make a nightgown.  Rumor has it that my niece Lily loves polka dots.  Maybe she’ll be getting something dotty.

One of the reasons I started this 100 days of making blog mission was because I am experimenting with ideas for whatever job I get next.  In my last job, no matter how frustrating it was, I found that shopping for fabric would cheer me up.  I have really been enjoying making something every day and writing about it.  So I am wondering if there is a way to make a living from this combination. 

Maybe at the end of 100 days, I will be sick of it and never want to sew another stitch.  I definitely need the variety and self-determination that I get in deciding what to do every day.  Or is this just a boomerang effect from nearly 4 years of mailing out thousands of personal property tax returns?


  1. Best line ever: "Those gnomes won’t make themselves."

  2. Did you know that a woman's leisurely shopping habits increases oxytocin -- as does sewing?!? Love the science!!! You're on the right track, sistah... ;-)