Is all envy bad? I hope not because I really envy all the crafty, talented, amazingly creative people in this world. It inspires me to try my hand at new things. Of course this inspiration rarely comes to fruition but on occasion it does. I wish I had more creative juice in me and I am in awe of all the blogging mamas I come across. Where do you get it from, because I want some too!! Those juices don't flow freely for me but, I have actually made something from a tutorial that I found on-line. For the first time since starting my blog I am going to post the craft addition part of the " and mommy too". Friends of mine just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their family. This is a huge blessing for them and I decided that I would make a gift for their son. This of course is quite ambitious since I have only sewn from my own children. I did at one point attempt to make an outfit for my friend Jennifer's little girl but my sewing machine broke and in the process the outfit got ruined. I have really enjoyed making things for my kids. I am not an expert seamstress by any means, but I am possibly a step maybe two above a novice. Everything I have made for my children has made it through the wash without falling apart, which is a good thing. This gave me a bit of confidence to make and possibly give away something to someone other then my own. Here is the problem, the gift has been sitting here for almost a week. I am hesitating in sending it for two reasons, one the confidence I had is now gone and two what if they think I am crazy for sending something handmade by me.... what to do??
Well I am going to post a few pictures of what I made, possibly to boost my confidence.
I used the cloth baby shoe tutorial from Stardustshoes found here: http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html
and for the pants I used the Britches and Bloomers pattern by Jackie Clark Designs found here: http://www.jackieclarkdesigns.com/patternsandbooks.htm
I would put it on my son, but do I dare send it to someone else for their little man???
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