Friday, June 08, 2007

Sewing for Alex

Last summer I made several pairs of shorts for Alex and he has been wearing them so far this summer. Today I noticed that one of those pairs had gotten pretty tight so while the kids were napping I made him two more pairs of shorts. These go together pretty quickly since I put the two pattern pieces together and don't even have to make a side seam. the only thing that takes a bit of time is that Alex requires pockets for all of his cars and such so I put patch pockets on the side. One pair is made out of some seersucker train fabric that I got at Walmart last summer, the other pair is out of some denim that I got from freecycle. The pattern is New Look 6641, I have made a couple other pairs of shorts from this pattern and like it.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

And so a boy finds love with a power tool

Today after I finished hanging a curtain rod in Alex's room he discovered the cordless drill. I have to say that it was love at first sight. He particularly liked pushing the button and having it run. He seems to be taking after his papa Ron who has just about every power tool known to man!