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.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sewing For Ari

I've been slowly puttering away at some mama mades for Ari.  Just this weekend I added some finishing touches to a few things and thought I'd share.

The pictures are VERY bright so I promise the orange shirt is not that shocking in real life.  :)
The astronaut pants were made out of scraps from his quilt, which is painfully near completion.  I can't WAIT to finish his quilt as that's my little tradition.  Each baby gets a mama made quilt at birth.  I have no idea if these pants will fit, but I'm taking them to the hospital, along with some back up sleepers just in case.  :)
When I opened up our infant box from storage, I found that ALL our prefold burp cloths were very dingy.  I don't even know why I'd saved them.  I bought a new pack of prefolds (boy do they make them cheaper than they did 8 years ago) and added a full front panel to each one using some of my favorite boy material I'd been hoarding for a while.
This is my favorite outfit.  This green print (which again didn't photograph well) has been a favorite for a while.  I so love this outfit that I made him two pants out of the same fabric.  One is smaller than this set, just in case.  I also have another T shirt with a little bird patch on the front that matches the pants.  I'd like this to be Ari's coming home outfit, but I'm not so sure it'll fit.  We shall see.  And what about that super cute hat?!  My friend's young daughter started her own business crocheting.  She made Ari's adorable hat!  Currently she's saving for a kitchen aid mixer, and after that, a car.  I'd encourage you to check out her stuff here.  I love supporting small businesses and how wonderful to support a young teen just starting out!


  1. great little outfits.
    arrow will me mama-styling.