I know, not terribly exciting in the creative department, but can you fake excitement for my sake anyway? These are the summer PJ shorts that I just made for the boys--they're all made from old shirts of mine (good thing I can't throw anything away!). I'm psyched at this discovery for lots of reasons--I've had such a hard time finding jersey that I like for kids clothes, but this is perfect! And with my friend the serger, it took about 8 minutes per pair. I figured out after the first pair that if I cut the shirt just right, I could use the bottom hem for the shorts hem too! Woo hoo. (And yes, I'm fully aware now that there are far too many stripes in my wardrobe. Thanks for telling me.)
And I just have to share this creation of Calvin's. Do any of you run into the same problem that happens here? That the downside of making lots of things for my kids is that they truly believe (at the tender age of 4), that Mama really CAN make anything. Like shoes. Calvin's been asking me to make him shoes for about a year. I woke up to these last week:
Apparently he got some early morning inspiration about how to make his own shoes from paper, and with a little help from Papa, made a pair for himself and even a pair for his brother. They wore them all day.