Monday, August 15, 2011

School is in session

At least it should be.
It's the first day of school, here at home, but William woke up with a raging fever and the pukes.
yeah. gross.
And Ella only got to go for a short evaluation session.

So... besides the million dollars I've spent on school supplies, nothing's really changed around here.

I've been a busy bee sewing clothes for Boos for school and making up for lost time on the machine.

We had company here last week and I only touched my sewing machine once.

I let the kids have a go at the machine and they loved it. They each made a travel sized sausage pillowcase with a little help getting the measurements right.
They sewed every seam... well, all three... those sausage pillowcases are so easy and fun to make!

We started with my niece Emma, who chose Hello Kitty cheerleader fabric- a favorite of mine- and pink and white polka dots.
How cute!

I think Emma's favorite thing was ironing.

Ella's favorite thing was definitely the sewing. She took her time, being careful to stop when she came to the pins and making sure her seams were straight.

Lucy was more interested in playing than sewing and definitely didn't want to pose for pictures... but I made her. :)

The boys picked the same main fabric and different contrasts. I think I like Dylan's combo better. Isn't he the cutest?

William was a little less than thrilled about doing the sewing- he just wanted me to do it... but I made him, too.

And last, but not least, are the ones I made for my nephew, Jacob.
He really liked them, too.

What a cutie patootie!

Then I tortured them even further and made them come outside for a photo shoot.

Fake sleeping pose and all.

If you want to make your own sausage pillowcase, you can reference my tutorial here. They're so fun to make and great for beginning sewers.


Ashley said...

thanks for sharing!!!!!!

BConky said...

They are all so cute. Jacob didn't want to do it himself? It's about time you changed your blog.

Mrs.Fitz said...

So cute! They all did such a great job sewing!