Thursday, July 30, 2009

a little break

I'm having more computer frustrations, so I think I'm going to take a little blog break until I get them worked out. The latest problem is that the computer won't let me go online! Grr! I'm posting this from the laptop.
Here's a little outfit I made for Rainer a few days ago. I did not organize a photo shoot at all and snapped these hurriedly just before he was about to eat (so as to photograph it in its pristine state). We're still having to protect his skin from the sun with long sleeves and long pants. This is the first pair of what I hope to be an entire batch of new pants. They're brown linen. I made them very widelegged and breezy so as to be cool for summer.
Not sure where I got this trim, but probably Superbuzzy. I love it.
I also gave him a fox applique on an old onesie. He very much likes his little fox. I have a cute story about Rainer. Yesterday we took him to the hospital for a chest CT to see if his pneumonia (which dates way back to October of last year) had resolved. He was so brave! He had to lie in a noisy chamber and hold completely still with his arms over his head. Ken and I had to step out of the room and Rainer didn't even cry. It was totally amazing. Finally he cried after it was all over when the nurse took some tape off of him. He had to be NPO (have nothing to eat and drink) all morning long before the test, so it was a big celebration of nursey and Crushcakes afterwards. He's such a good boy. (Crushcakes is quickly becoming a regular post-chemo or post-scary procedure treat).
Faith and I did a little shopping the other day for fabric for summer skirts. My fabrics are the top 3. Hers are the two on the bottom. I thought it was quite sweet that she is going for a "old fashioned girl in the meadow with a big white farmhouse" look. That's what I would have gone for too, at her age.
And I can't resist taking pictures of these boys playing with their blocks, so forgive the repetition. They're really getting into these blocks in particular lately, and I am thrilled. I'm a big believer in fewer toys encouraging more creativity. It seems to be working. Of course their favorite toy is the outdoors itself (mostly backyard play lately).

9 comments:

Samantha S said...

He certainly sounds like a very brave little boy. I love looking a pictures of children playing. I am trying to get my boys playing with the more simpler toys. The trouble is my 3 yr old always relys on me to do much of the 'playing' while he kind of watches. This is quite hard for me, I know it sounds silly but I kind of find it difficult to get into the childhood imagination and run out of ideas pretty quickly.

Jessica said...

I wish there was a crushcakes near here...when ever you talk about it I get hungry. That outfit for Rainer looks great. I love the ribbon on the bottom of the pants. I have a bunch of fabric I want to turn into skirts, do you have a favorite pattern to use?

Lisa said...

I love those pants. I made my Bug a bunch from Weekend sewing and he wears them all the time. They are just perfect for summer.

I need to bring our duplo blocks back into rotation. I think the Bug is finally old enough to get it. I wish we had wooden ones, but not so much that I want to spend money on more toys.

Mary Beth said...

Hi Jessica. I love making the A-line skirt from Sew What Skirts.

wayfarer said...

I really like those blocks. Do you know who makes them? I think they are perfect for my son's birthday next month. Thanks....

Gift of Green said...

Mary Beth,
When you go fabric shopping and are picking out fabrics without a project in mind, how many yards do you usually get?
:)
Amy

hanna said...

hope your computer is al better soon! Love the fabrics, LOVE the pants!

Mary Beth said...

Wayfarer--the blocks come from Nova Natural toys--such a fun website, you will love it.

Amy (Gift of Green)--usually I buy 1/2 yard if I'm thinking craft projects. Maybe a yard if I have a large-ish bag in mind. For the skirts I bought 2 yards.

Rach said...

I love the outfit. And what a brave boy Ranier is. Scary for anyone let alone a sweet little boy.
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