Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.

*Talk about cutting it close! We just got the little ones to bed after a long, wonderful family walk that went well into the evening. Sorry this post is a bit later than usual!*
Have you ever seen a child get excited over fabric? I don't just mean a smile or approval over something you chose for them but absolute head over heels, can't live without it, L-O-V-E. That, my friends, is how Little L feels about this farm truck fabric you see above. Just look at him - I couldn't even photograph it without him running away with it!

I was at the fabric store a few weeks ago searching for something in particular (what that was exactly has completely escaped me now) when we passed that special fabric. He leaned out of the cart and pulled the bolt in with him. He then stared at it, giggled and hugged it over and over again. Obviously, we were not going to be able to leave the store without some of that fabric coming with us.  He was a bit apprehensive about handing it over to get it cut but then happily accepted his yard back and proceeded to smother it all the way home.

I washed it and set it aside, not really sure of what to make for him out of it. Then the other day I noticed that he is outgrowing all of his pants and in need of some for autumn. Perfect! I pulled out his special fabric and my favorite pants pattern from Handmade Beginnings and got to work. I am using the cloth diaper modifications I have used on my past couple of pairs I made (you can see my scribbles and formulas on sticky notes all over the pages), but adding a bit more length. He is such a tiny guy that he'll still fit in the 18-24 month size. I hope he is excited to see them!

What are you working on? Happy creating!

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