Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Sewjo has returned!

I've finally had to time to get back to my lovely sewing machine and it has rewarded me by sewing beautifully too. I think we both missed each other! Starting from oldest to newest:

Here is my new handbag. I will have these up as custom bags that can be ordered through my website soon (I know I always say soon, I just keep running out of time at the end of the day, so if you can't wait, please send me an email)
front

back

inside zippered pocket

Technically not sewing, but thought I'd add some photos of Jordan at is "space themed" dress up day last Friday. He decided to go as an alien, but I couldn't find anything alienish anywhere. Bearing in mind he told me this Thursday morning, here's what we came up with after a trip to trusty ol Spotlight for supplies:

Jai desperately needs some new clothes, so I've made a start and whipped up these shorts yesterday!
I used Burda pattern 9800

His "I don't want to have my photos taken today" face lol.

A much happier face!

I too have been growing out of my clothes and especially missing my skirts so I made my first maternity skirt on Monday
I used Burda pattern 7998

And while I'm at it I will show my latest "belly shot" photo taken today, I'm currently 19 weeks and 3 days!

It feels so great to be back in the sewing groove again. I went to spotlight today to pick up a couple of new patterns, some new ones for the baby and a new pattern for Jordan to make some shorts up for him, he's gone into the "teen" sizing range now - he's only 7 but is wearing size 9 or 10 already as he is so tall!

Thanks for looking!
Natalie
xx

19 comments:

Heids said...

Wow Natalie, your sewjo really has returned - you have been so busy and I LOVE the skirt!

Belinda said...

That skirt is so pretty! Glad to here you are back sewing again, feels good, doesn't it??

tigerfilly said...

Oh I love belly shots :)
Very funky shorts and the skirt is great too.

Emma said...

Beautiful skirt! So cool and summery.

Cass said...

Natalie you are looking great. Love all the things you have been making, looks like you are back in sewing mode

Helen said...

Oh Natalie, look at that lovely belly! I got a bit scared at the alien shot too! LOL

Leah said...

What a great post! You all look great and you have been knocking out some fabulous creations! That skirt is so pretty.
Your boys are just so lovely - can't wait to see your girly version! x

Andrea said...

It all looks lovely Natalie, I love the bag, your boys are adorable.

Suz said...

Gosh, you have been busy. I love it all, and your belly's growing nicely!

Marie said...

Love everything (especially the belly!). And I am gonna steal your sewjo - well, the word that is.

Cathy said...

how great must it be to sew your own maternity wear! looks great - as do all the other things! you make me want to sew - may blog about that tonight...

Steffi said...

Great post and nice pictures!Very nice handmade bag!

Steffi

Little Munchkins said...

Your have been really busy sewing. Everything looks great. Glad your sewjo is back :)

ingrid said...

Wow, Natalie! You are on a roll. I love the bag, but where are you going to put a pic of #3?

And the alien costume is fabulous. You always make the best dress-ups.

Cathy said...

hi again,

i did end up blogging about my desire to quilt - and i featured a pic of your beautiful doll quilt - hope you don't mind!

Natalie said...

Wow Nat, the bag is awesome! And great job on Jai's shorts too, I love them.

And that maternity skirt is awesome, I remember seeing you in that outfit and never knew that skirt was handmade. Brilliant job!! Clever thing you LOL

Corrie said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you look great and so do your boys!

Meggy said...

I love the fabirc on that bag, you did a great job.

Meggy said...

I love the fabirc on that bag, you did a great job.