June 24, 2012

Stuff I Made: Short-Sleeved Little Girl Shirts.

I'm baaaaack! No nausea or killer headaches for a week now!!!! (And I'm enjoying my food again; in fact, I just polished off a slice of fresh peach cake with vanilla ice cream--leftovers from a dinner party we hosted last night. Because, also? We can host dinner parties again!) 

I had morning sickness for 17 whole weeks, over a month longer than I had it with Tessa, and it has been one of the toughest times of my life, enough to make ever having a third child seem like an impossibility. I am trying very much to appreciate wellness, which is so easy to take for granted. Actually, I'm trying to just appreciate everything more, especially the pregnancy itself. I am in love with my rounding belly and the little life rippling and shimmying in there.

I've been thinking a lot about it, and I want to return to my blogging. I've realized that this place is such a barometer of my happiness. Generally, when I'm happy, I blog. When I'm not, I don't. And blogging itself makes me happy because it gives me something that's mine, all mine. It gives me a place to catalog all the things that make me happy and to write about, and try to understand, some of the things that don't. 

To get back on the horse, here's a simple post about some sewing I did weeks ago but was too sick/sad to blog about.

T-bean has lots of long-sleeved shirts in her closet, but very few tee shirts, which is what we need in this 90+ degree weather. She's growing fast; already some of her 2T stuff is growing snug so it seemed a good idea to shorten the sleeves of some of the shirts that I love but that I know she'll outgrow by the time fall arrives.

On three of the shirts, I just hemmed the sleeves, but on the other two I had more fun, sewing rickrack along the raw-edged sleeves of one and adding a pocket to another. (Here's where I got the printable template for the pocket.)

And here's Tess wearing one of her "new" shirts:

Back soon!