Work in Progress Wednesday: Gentleman Pajamas

I’ve been kind of neglecting my blog lately.  I also noticed I’ve barely taken any pictures this month.  I’ll have to make up for it this weekend.  Can’t have a month without a few baby bear pictures.  How will I make my cheesy calendars for next year?  (what you may or may not know is that I made extremely cheesy calendars for the house and my office full of Indie pictures for each month). 

In the spirit of decluttering the house, I’m trying to complete projects with materials I already have and boy do I have a lot of materials.  I have fabric, buttons, trim, patterns, yarn and thread galore.  It’s ridiculous.  I’m considering having some sort of online yard sale/please just take this stuff for free extravaganza.  no more real yard sales for me and I don’t want to just take all this stuff to goodwill.  But for now I’m trying to pick out the things I really want to make and get sewing/crafting.  I’m finding that my excess of crafting stuff is starting to cause me stress.  The total opposite of what I want crafting/sewing to do.  So I need to just make what I want and get rid of the rest.  No more Joann’s for me until I’m ready to work on one project at a time.  I think that needs to be my creative approach considering the amount of time I have to create in life.  I need to be smart with my creating.  I shouldn’t waste time creating things I’m not completely in love with because of what little amount of time I have to squeeze in those precious few hours of being creative.

First I’m making some gentleman pajamas for the bear. I had a couple of yards of black flannel laying around so I started this project Sunday while Indie took a nap.  I finished the pants and I’m about half way done with the shirt.  I will be finishing the shirt up tonight most likely. A fun little project.  I do enjoy sewing for my little man. It’s probably a bit morbid to make a straight black set of pajamas for an almost two year old, but I think he will look rather dignified.  I also sometimes refer to these types of pajamas as his little don draper pajamas.  I think I’ll be making more of these for the coming months as Indie looks adorable in them.

A peek at a finished project for you.  I had some dishcloth yarn hanging around so I decided to go old school and easy with my knitting right now and make some dish cloths.  Knitting dish cloths has a special place in my heart as they are the very first thing I learned how to knit and the only thing I knew how to knit for quite some time.  My Grammy taught me how to knit them when I was probably 8 or 9 years old.  Definitely not in the double digits yet.  I still have that very first pair of size 8 knitting needles that she gave me.  So sentimental.

Well I’m off to do not creative work and think about coming home to clean and then create.


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