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25 April 2010

I Was a Sewing Machine

Times when the house is passably clean and nobody's bum needs wiping and there aren't crayon hieroglyphics all over the walls and I'm wearing matching socks and maybe even chapstick, I wish I had five daughters and they'd all wear my handmades (as if there would be any independent sewing time. I'd be in therapy instead).

The other night I was a sewing machine. I disappeared downstairs to my sewing room and emerged with these to stock my Etsy shop:





A bubble skirt? Maybe a little too weird. It was past midnight.


But I dig the silk bloomers. What toddler doesn't need nicer underwear than their mother?I like productive nights.

11 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

WOW! you are a sewing tornado! :) LOVE that first dress and the silky bloomers are adorable.

Tina said...

I love when days like this happen! I hope to have one soon. Although, I am pretty excited that today I turned an old school text book into a purse. I will be blogging about it tomorrow. So much fun!

Kristina
http://www.kaotickrafter.blogspot.com

Casey said...

I LOVE having a daughter, my boys prefer the homemade tents and forts and little bags and such to collect bugs and leaves and legos in. My daughter is all girl all the time and will wear a tiara to play in the mud. I know exactly what you mean. I'm glad you were able to find some time, and those little dresses are just amazing! I really need to learn to sew better.

Resweater said...

I LOVE those dresses!... along with everything else you make! If I had a daughter, i'd be your best customer ;)

Attilio said...

wow! you are a professional fast sewing machineR. i wish i could do that. its taking me forever to get 2 pillowcase dresses finished. i like the strappy dresses lots...
becky

mamaTAVE said...

Oh, that first dress.... Looks like the little one who wears it will be having a fun time hanging clothes on her pretend line... Very Little House on the Prairie-ish (minus the rediculous amount of undergarments they had to wear).
Good job!

Melissa said...

Wow. You got skillz lady. I actually went to purchase the bloomers and realized they are too small for my babe. But now I am thinking that we need a pair of those! Love the dresses too. That apron twirl dress has me trying justify another purchase ;) Love Love the adjustable straps. So unique! Good job mama.

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Sally said...

I love nights like that too. Such a great sense of achievement at the end of it all when you fall into bed.

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Yes. Productive, late-night sewing is the best. Love those silk bloomers. I think my big (five) girl would like those for her dress up trunk! The first dress in the post is absolutely beautiful, too!

juste venteux said...

I think you are incredibly talented! i wish I had a little girl to sew for!
http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/