Tuesday, March 22, 2011

resized pants: spring weather edition

Awhile back I made a pillowcase for my older daughter. She needed a pillowcase and the day and night design was a good way to use up some fabric scraps and make it a bit interesting. The surprising thing was that she really got into the idea. Every day when she woke up, she would flip the pillow over to the sun side. Then right before bed she would turn it over so that the moon faced up. Considering her disdain for some of my projects that I thought she'd adore, I was quite pleased by her enthusiastic response.

Yesterday it alternately clouded over, rained, cleared up, then was bright and sunny. Our hopes for playing outside were dashed every time it began raining again. Can you imagine the roller coaster of emotions that the weather can evoke in a kid that just wants to go out and ride her bike? (As well as the mom who knows all too well how the afternoon will go with no outside play.) I thought it might go over well to give J a way to respond to the weather's teasings by adding a little something to her new pants.
 I'll let you know if it works...

1 comment:

  1. what a great idea. I love how you quilted them. and those pants are just fantastic. seriously.