i made myself some maternity pants. they still need some work. i'm going to add a stretchy Belly Band to the top (so i can easily slip them on and off), and finish the hems. i used my usual pattern - cutting a bigger version around pants i already had and making alterations as i go. my sewing machine makes me mad, so i just hand-stitched these. it's actually kind of relaxing to sit and stitch:
i bought my first piece of maternity clothing. this is my belly at two months along. (dear hips, please don't get any wider. same goes for you, chest). i plan to use it as a template also for making other dresses. i decided i want to wear more dresses. watching Mary Tyler Moore made me think this. she had such great dresses.
all my life i have lived with a rope plant (hoya carnosa), but have never seen one bloom! but here is mine blooming - i guess i finally have it in the right window and it likes Miracle Grow:
i think homemade things are so much better and more loved than store bought things. here are toys i'd like to make for my kid - rough ideas anyway:
|How cute - the little monster fits in the big one!|
|weird snowman with long carrot nose|
the end. for today.