oh yeah. look at all this hotness up in here. you know you want some a this.
New Mama desired a hooter hider for Child The Second's impending nursing phase, and i couldn't let her spend forty bucks on a rectangle of cloth with a two dollar buckle on it. how hard could it be to make THAT? i thought.
six hours later, i was muttering to myself : Child The Second had better be nursing till he's twenty two.
the degree of difficulty may have been my fault, what with the triple topstitched hems, the interfacing, the pockets... eh, you know how it goes. we brought it to the new parents last night, along with some fried chicken and watermelon (no, i am not kidding, after a stay at le hospital that is the best meal ON THE PLANET. happiness is a plate of that jazz. new babies help too). and the thing actually works! i highly recommend whipping one up if you've got a mama to sew for. just don't go OCD on it like i did.
speaking of obsessed, please to meet the frigging best chalk marker ever. i picked it up at the FIT bookstore, and i want to hug it and kiss it and call it george. it's akin to the click pen that got a shout out from my girl emilykate when i was jonesing for kistchy school supplies.
wow, that paragraph was linkalicious.
i may be the last sewist on earth to find out about this, but if you ain't heard about it, get one! and banish all other marking devices to the back of the drawer. i cracked it open for this project, and maybe that's another reason why it took six hours. it makes such gorgeous marks i couldn't stop using it. and look at all the pretty colors!
mmm.... chalk candy.... makes me happy to look at it.
(if you hadn't noticed, i'm happy again. with many thanks to your wonderful comments on my last post, you beautiful peeps, you.)
what's your favorite sewing tool? i have this feeling i've been missing out on a world of sewing shizzle!