Monday, March 22, 2010

Whew!

Well, I did not quite finish all I wanted, but I made huge progress!!! I still have almost all of his t-shirts to make and a couple pairs of overalls, but Miller now has clothes to wear so I feel great! I usually get so stressed this time of year when the kids literally have no clothes for the upcoming season and I don't know how I am going to get it all done in time. So it is a huge sigh of relief not to have to worry about Miller.


Miller loved his t-shirts, which of course made me feel great! Last night Miller slept in his monster t-shirt on top of his fish t-shirt and then insisted on wearing his monster t-shirt to school.

Dress shirt for Ella and Miller (not the smocking)




The motivation that kept me going... Every morning when we get Miller dressed, we always have to do a serious inspection of his pants to determine which is the front and which is the back. I thought how cute it would be if I had clothing tags to sew in their clothes to tell the front from the back. I just love all the little t-shirts and pants with the tags on the outside and I thought, if I am going to have tags made, how cute would it be if I had something made that was cute enough to go on the outside of garments too. So, with a collaborative effort of the family, we came up with this!

It made me so happy to sew it in/on every pair of shorts and the backs of the t-shirts. This picture is small, sorry. The tag says "Picadillees". The wonderful Katie Caldwell of Ink Spots and Polka Dots put the name in the London Tube stop sign. For those of you who do not know, Murray and I lived in London for 4 months and that is where we fell in love. It is amazing how excited a little clothing tag can make me. It makes me smile every time I see that little tag.

10 comments:

  1. What pattern did you use for the shorts?

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  2. Oh, Kim! The clothes are SO cute!!! And the TAGS are awesome. They make them perfect!

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  3. Kim, I found your blog through several friends, but you would know that I am a friend of Abby Carmichael (and Tegan Corrie, too!). Anyway, I have the same question - please tell us of your patterns. I made my daughter, Kate, two pairs of pants using that same seersucker. I would love to do some shorts, too!

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  4. Love the tshirts! I need to get busy doing some.....your monster is adorable.......and I love the turtle cloth! You have been working, girl!!

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  5. how in the world do you have time to do this? the clothes are adorable!!! i want to know the shorts pattern too. and i love the tags! so special!!

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  6. Yea London- love love the shorts and love the tag even more!

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  7. KIM! I am so impressed. I may have to get your pattern names and tricks for making these cute things too so I can pass them along to Mom for future reference :)

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  8. Kim,

    You are so talented and the clothes are precious!!

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  9. Heard about these shorts while at the KIRK! Isn't that hilarious! So, I emailed Murray through the church website and got your blog address. I am inspired! You guys look so happy - thrilled for you.

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