Month: September 2016

A little knotted toque

On Friday it was the first cooler day here in Ottawa this year. Not really cold, but enough to protect the monster’s ears while at the playground. But when I put his beloved grey Hamburg toque on, I noticed that it has gotten quite a bit tighter since he last wore it in spring and bearly covered his ears…

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So I made him a slightly bigger one today while he was napping, copying the shape of the grey toque. And once again, I really apprechiated my new walking foot. It made it so nice and easy to sew the knit fabric, even to line up the stripes along the side seam. I really like the navy and yellow stripes and they go really well with almost all of his clothes. It is only a light jersey toque for fall though, once the really frosty days start, we’ll have to find or make a warmer one!

We tried to get a nice picture of the monster and his new toque at the playground today, but he was not cooperating. I tried again after we came home, but he wouldn’t keep it on for even 2 seconds… 😉

UPDATE (26 Sep 2016):

I was luckier today, so here we go! And he even kept it on the entire time! And even better: we got some compliments from another mom for “this adorable toque” – that totally made my day! 🙂

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Floral PJs

After all the kids projects that have kept me busy lately, I made something for myself once again. I am the proud owner of these very girly, floral PJ pants! 🙂

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Well, I think they’ll actually be more my running-around-at-home pants – but anyways, aren’t they pretty?! I was first thinking of using some bold pink as contrasting color for the waist band, drawstring and inside the pockets, but then I preferred the light aqua color. I’m actually wearing them right now, so comfy! 😉

Little night owls

Last week a little Swedish boy named Dag was born… 💛

Not knowing the baby’s gender when I made this sleeping bag a few weeks ago, I chose what I think is a neutral fabric – aren’t those little owls the cutest? – and lined it with some soft white flannel. In order to prevent any irritation from the zipper, I also added a little fabric flap at the neck.

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I really like the concept of sleeping bags (especially when the little ones start rolling around) and still use them with our monster, too. Now I’m just curious to hear how Dag will sleep in there!

Congratulations again to the proud parents, Moa and Anders, to their beautiful son!! 💛