A friend of Sage and Lupine's was visiting a few days ago. As she look at one of Lupine's many mama-made treasures she asked, "Rachel, do you ever sew anything for Sage?"
What a great reminder for me to craft for both of my kids. When Sage was small I wasn't feeling very crafty. Overwhelmed? Yes. Crafty? No. I made him small projects here and there: shorts, bean bags, a hooded bath towel, a mouse Halloween costume, a doll. But that's pretty much the sum total of my sewing for this boy before Lulu arrived.
After she was born the crafty bug bit and the sewing machine hasn't stopped. I've sewn and knitted for them both, but she's smaller (and growing faster) and, well, she's a girl. Girlie stuff is easy for me. It's sweet. Its sparkly. It's fun. Boy stuff (in our house anyway) is more… neutral. Or it has handcuffs and pistols on it. And that's really not my gig.
But my boy needed a new sunhat and he hates
hats with full brims. So he and I sketched up a pattern for this hat based on
his likes. (When I make it again I'll shorten the crown by an inch or two. Otherwise I
think it turned out well.)
What does Sage think? He loves it. You see, the color and the shape… well, it's a little bit army to him. This gorgeous linen purchased by a pacifist. It's army.
Hmm. Army. Right.
And I think I'm okay with that. almost okay with that.
If you'd like a pattern let me know. I'd be happy to work up a tutorial if anyone is interested!
One final bit of news, we're draw the winner for the Continuum Family giveaway. Respectful Parents Respectful Kids goes to Michele who said:
This sounds like a great book to keep on hand.Keeping my fingers crossed!
Congratulations, Michele and thanks again to Continuum Family for sponsoring.