Angie, over at Wonderfully Crazy, asked if the outfit I made for my nephew was my own design, which made me realize I forgot to mention how I made it, and give you a link.
The pants are my own design. Kian and his 8 months younger cousin wear the same size pants. :) Alakai's are just a bit smaller in the waist with no needed cloth booty room. :) So I found a pair of Kian's pants that I knew my sister in law would like the fit of, and traced them to make my pattern. I also added a simple oval pocket. I call it an oval pocket because I basically cut an oval, fold it in half right sides together leaving room to turn it, then flip it inside out and close up the hole for a simple U shaped pocket.
The teething smock top is a collaborated design between Melanie and Jules. Both have tutorials on their BEAUTIFUL blogs. Go back to this post on the smock I made for Kian a while back for links to their tutorials and blogs. They also have much better pictures on their blogs as they have perfected these smocks.
I wish I'd taken pics of this outfit before we put it on Alakai as it was very hard to get a good picture of the pants ON his busy little body, and I really loved those pants.
After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.