Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Fish, Two Fish

There is nothing that brings greater joy than the sheer cuteness of this fish fabric that I had bought when I first got my sewing machine.  Minor confession: sometimes I go into my studio and just look at my row of fabrics - I just love the contrast of bold and simple colors along with the sweetness of the fabrics that I choose to make some things for Julia.  So, I have been holding out on the fish fabric.  I have plenty, but I want to make just the right thing.  One thing I have learned with sewing is that simple is better and what better way to utilize this pattern than on a onesie, which she wears daily. Everything looks better when it's handstitched (and for all of you who were forced to take Home Ec in middle school, YOU CAN DO THIS!) 
To complete it, I added a little square to her bottom. 

And in other updates, I have come to the interesting realization that the more mobile Julia becomes, there is a much greater jump in my moments of heart palpitation/leaps to grab things in mid-air/"no no no no no no no Julia"!  As I write. I am constantly measuring the risk that she is encountering as she scales the couch.  My life feels like it has moved into "wing it" mode.  Everything feels half done as I've had to leave it to remove Julia from some dangerous looming household fixture.  By the time she is contained, we have entered into a new adventure. 

So at this moment she has a nose that is so runny that it has smeared her face in a glossy glow, a dirty onesie caked with black beans and eggs from the "quiche and quesadilla" night that we decided to have, her pants are unbuttoned (because they seem more comfortable that way) and that's apparently what she decided to do after her dinner :), and she has one sock on with the other no where in sight.  But, she is safe for the moment, so all is well. 

And...a shout out to Kate (and J.) for coming for an awesome low-key weekend of wine and sewing.  We were so busy with some projects that we didn't take many pictures (except a few great shots).  I wish that we had captured some of our projects...Next time!

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