Thursday, September 27, 2012


Remember this little t-shirt?

Smiling in her owl tee

It fits (almost)!

This is the "Envelope Tee" from Growing Up Sew Liberated. I made a few of these in the smallest size (a vague "0-6 months") while I was pregnant. At that time, they seemed so teeny! But when Maggie arrived, she was a lot teenier!

But as you can see, baby girl didn't stay teeny tiny for long.

Owl tee

Seeing Maggie grow into these tees makes me want to make a dozen more in every color of the rainbow. They are so cute! Seeing her in her "Big Butt Baby Pants" has a similar effect on me.

But honestly I'm in a bit of a sewing rut right now. It's not that I haven't been sewing at all, but I sure haven't been sewing very much. I'm trying to finish up a couple of projects for other people so that I can do some fun Maggie sewing (and some selfish sewing), but I haven't really figured out how to sew with both Maggie and Joe constantly tag-teaming me with their (perfectly reasonable) demands for milk, food, attention, and love. When I do get a short break, I usually spend it doing dishes or laundry ... or collapsed in a heap, rotting my brain on the internet or watching television.

My evening time ... oh, right, I have no evening time now! I try to go to bed around the same time my kids do, so that I'll feel as well rested as possible the next day.

And I go back to work in just a couple of weeks, so I am going to have even less time for myself pretty soon. For this reason, I'm pretty sure I won't be participating in Kids Clothes Sewing Week, Fall 2012. Just too much going on this year. Sigh.

But of course, I know this is just a temporary setback. I really miss sewing, so I'll find a way to carve out the time for it when things settle down a bit. I miss being creative, but hey, I created a baby (and I am still creating a whole lot of food this baby), and it's a major project! The rest will fall into place in good time. In the meantime, this little girl has plenty of mama-mades (and other hand-mades) to grow into.


  1. Some people cook extra food and put it in the freezer when they're expecting a baby... you sew clothes for the baby to grow into :)

  2. It looks fab on her, I love that owl fabric and the red trim you chose. Things will settle down soon enough - they don't stay little for long. I know what you mean about the tag teaming too. I hope you can squeeze in some time for you soon though and that returning to work goes well.

  3. I'm sitting out on this KCWC too. There is just no way that I can devote an hour a day to sewing...I much rather be spending that time kissing cute little baby cheeks!

  4. Cute stuff Inder! Love the shirt and the babe.

  5. Oh, those smiles! And it looks like she's developing some awesome Joe-style curls too! The tee looks so great, especially with the red trim.
    You have years ahead of you to sew for your family... and it's good that you miss it, that just means you'll love it when you can get back to it :)

  6. Love the owls!! So so cute. Maggie is precious what more can I say.

  7. So so jolly sweet!
    You are a lovely mummy!

  8. Oh I hear you. Our baby doesn't go to sleep until I do. She's also been in a all night nursing phase 75% of the time for the last few months. I haven't had the creative energy I once had and I miss it. I know you know this, but I always try to remind myself - "I have my entire life for sewing/creating but only a short season with a baby in arms." That's really helped. But then again balance is important too.

  9. I forgot to add that the shirt is amazing! i love it!


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