Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And They All Settled Down For a Nice Winter's Nap......

I'd been promising my kids Mom-made pj's for months, but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ~ including orders for Sweet Diva : ) ~ finding time to follow through with that promise proved to be a challenge.  I got them all cut out......but they sat and sat and sat, neglected and waiting until I found the time.  Eventually, I got the pants made......and then they sat and sat and sat, neglected and waiting until I found the time to finish the shirts.

I put it off so long that I then couldn't find the shirts I wanted to use and had to settle for shirts from the craft store, but I think I'm the only one who minded.   : )

I started with this:

3 cotton shirts from the craft store (I prefer the nicer knit shirts from Target, but.....you snooze, you lose....)

.....and some cute Old Navy remnant fabric I found on eBay:


and finally ended up with this:

for Robert:


for Jacob:

I couldn't find long-sleeve shirts for Jacob and Ashlyn, so had to improvise....

and for Ashlyn:



I had originally planned  to embroider their names along with the applique, but had another order come in and decided it was good enough without because they were chomping at the bit to wear them.  I finished them up at about 5 p.m. one evening and all 3 of my kids raced to be the first one to shower and put on their new pj's (yes, even my tween).  They're kind of weird like their mom.....it doesn't take much to make them happy ~ and I've been known to get excited over a brand new bottle of shampoo. ; )

Linking up with:

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4 comments:

theotherteacher said...

They look wonderful! I know the feeling, I too have a sewing project that is still in the idea part.

Nicole said...

Those are too cute! LOVE IT! I just might have to try it next time I can get some great fabric. Trying not to get fabric right now but it's so hard! lol

Thanks for linking up!

AurieGood said...

How cute!! they came out great :) I'm a pj girl - nothing I like more than a new pair of pjs!

BabyDealsDujour said...

So turned out so cute!

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