Sunday, September 30, 2012

Catching up.

A lot has been going on in our family's life these last few weeks.  Sadly for me, though, not much sewing has been happening:) 

We had an amazing opportunity to purchase a home a few doors away from Ben's parents and have been having a major headache waiting for the lawyers (it is being sold by someone going through bankruptcy, so we have had to deal with the court system) and the loan company in general.  Like how we had a closing date last week until it was noticed the previous owners took the stove and we had to wait on a second appraisal, this time with a stove in the house.  Nice.  So we had to be out of our other home before the new one closed (still waiting on that, grrr.) and Ben's grandparents generously let us move in to their winter home while we are waiting.  (They live in England and come to the States in January for a few months).  So we packed and moved nearly all of our belongings in to their garage, aside from things from our yard.  Thinking we would be remodeling (the place is a mess and in desperate need of new carpet, tile, paint, fixtures- everything) I packed away ALL my sewing things.  When it became clear we were no where near closing I dug through the boxes in search of my machines.  Ben came out while I was looking and laughed "you must REALLY want to sew." Yes, yes I do.   I found my machines, patterns, knit and denim/twill boxes.  I can see my cotton but am not dedicated enough to dig to the bottom of that stack. 

Before I get to the sewing, here is some more we have been doing this last bit:

The twins have been absolutely miserable for about two weeks now.  I thought they were getting better, but no.  So they have been doing lots of sitting on the couch, and fighting over my lap.

They had their first bubble bath, and hated every second of it.

Miss Abby started her new school, and it has been wonderful!  She had great kindy and first grade teachers, but a horrible second grade teacher.  This woman hated kids.  I had such a hard time with her and the few interactions we had.  She was quite hard on Abby and as a Mom it upset me.  Her new teacher is AMAZING.  She has started to come home from school happy again, and excited to go the next day. 

We have been taking lots of walks, playing in the backyard and went to the town heritage celebration on Saturday.  (Both wearing their Ice cream dresses).  Izzy LOVED the parade.  Could have been all the candy Grandma was giving her... she waved at the floats and horses:)

George was less than impressed.  It started way late and lasted FOREVER.  She hung out on my lap part of the time and when she became impossible Grandpa and Daddy took her to play in the Rhino.

Georgia also wore her new leggings at the parade.

One naptime I finally got the house clean, laundry done, Jack happy and sewing things found and got to work.  Before we moved I made the peek-a-boo patterns pj bottoms.  I was excited to see it as I had been thinking of something like them for a bit, but I was too lazy (as usual) to figure them out on my own.  I had a pattern that was similar but it is much easier to have it done for me.

The pattern also comes with a top, but  I chose to go with the skinny tee since I have made it so many times and knew I like the fit.  Can't really see it on Izzy's but there are purple cuffs on the sleeves.

On the pants I went tighter with the cuffs than the pattern said, because that is the look I wanted.  I didn't think very hard when I made the top, I really should have done the same for the top as it is really loose on Georgia's wrists.  Still super cute and comfy though. 

I also made two extra tops to go with their previous pj pants.  I have more plans, though I hope to be remodeling rather than sewing very, very soon:)


  1. These are great, and I definitely am so far behind on PJs. She always seems to be running short of them. I keep trying to buy a sewing desk and it magically keeps being a lower priority than something else. Your desire to sew at any cost makes perfect sense, and these PJs are totally adorable. That bubble bath photo is hilarious! And SO GLAD Miss Abby got a better teacher. My heart aches for you both, having had to deal with a child-hater. I remember them well from my own childhood. Boo to them!

  2. Love the new pj's, Brittney. I really really hope that the house settles soon and you can start to get back to normal....

  3. The new pjs are super cute! And it must have felt good to accomplish something.:) I hope that you all are able to close ASAP and get the renos started.

  4. I am incredibly impressed that you managed to sew under such circumstances! Wow! The pajamas are adorable, though. I need to sew up some new pjs for my lil bub. Such a fun and fast project. Good luck with your housing situation - hope it all sorts itself out soon!