I’ve pretty much decided not to sew anything for Christmas this year. That may make me Head Scrooge of Craftblogland, but can I tell you how un-stressed and v. full of Christmas cheer I feel today? Not sure what I was so worked up about last week (but I suspect it had something to do with COFFEE; I’ve adjusted my dosage down to three cups and am feeling much more collected and serene today). Plus we got our Christmas tree up yesterday. I’m hoping to take some pictures for you but knowing how distractable I am will not make any promises. Ooh am loving New Laidback Rae.
Just wanted to show you some whale jammies I just finished for Elliot. I know I should probably save this for Boy Month, but honestly there will be plenty to post about by February. My design for the top is a boy version of the White Coverups I posted about a couple weeks ago, and it’s a pretty good pattern so far but needs a little modification at the neck which currently runs a little wide. He loves the little pockets and is constantly shoving his hands in them. I have to say I am SO relieved that he loves them and will wear them willingly and without resistance/bribery (more chocolate for me, yaaay!) The key, at least for now, is that he has to pick out the fabric. He loves this whale fabric from the Urban Zoologie line by Anne Kelle and kept pestering me to finish them while they were in progress (“Let’s sew it RIGHT. NOW. Mama!”). Is three too young to get a sewing machine for Christmas?
Talking about boy stuff reminds me that I need to remind everyone now that you can still submit post ideas for Celebrate the Boy (read this post for details) until the end of this month. We’ve already had over a hundred emails and I’m sure by now it’s even more, since I will admit to you that I have been a Complete Slacker and haven’t actually checked that email account in about a week. But neither has Dana as we have both been v. busy with the holidays and other things so I don’t feel as badly. What I would feel badly about though is if someone mistook our silence as rejection, so I want to make this absolutely clear: we won’t be able to get back to you about your awesome boy ideas until January, so thanks so much for your patience if you’re waiting to hear back about that!
The Fabricworm giveaway was supposed to end tonight, but I am going to be a Major Terd and go over there and close comments now, because as much as I love to hear from all of you (and WOW over a thousand entries is so fantastic!) it’s making for an awful lot of reading. Am I the only person who reads giveaway comments? *feels suddenly like person in dream who realizes they’re completely naked* Will post winner soon!
Oh and one more thing: this week Thursday is our next SE Michigan Crafter’s Meetup and there’s still some room, so if you live nearby and want to come, reserve yourself a spot; we’d love to have you!