Saturday, September 5, 2009
Big Sis & Big Bro
Seeing how applique isn't one of my strengths when it comes to crafting and I'm doing it on my regular sewing machine, I don't know why it is I come up with projects that require it.
Expecting the final addition to our family anytime in the next few weeks, I wanted to make our DD and DS some tshirts announcing their role(s) in the family. (When our 2nd child was born, my Mom had gotten a cute little t-shirt for Hadley announcing to the world that she was a big sister...I wanted to do something similar this time around.) The kids picked out their t-shirt color and the fabric(s) they wanted used on their shirts (okay, so I helped a little...but ONLY a little as this was their thing).
Ever the fashionista, Hadley got a pink tee and three groovy fabrics. Ryan initially picked out a blue tee but then switched to a red one and the only fabric that he liked was Thomas the Tank Engine. He didn't want any other fabrics - "just the train".
Ryan helped a little in the making of these shirts (and I use the term "helped" very loosely...pressing the reverse button when I'm trying to sew forward and such) while Hadley was more into supervising. With that extra "help" and the "supervision" I received, we finished the "Big Sis" and "Big Bro" shirts this morning!