Thursday 29 June 2017

Summer Pajama Shorts

I've been busy the last few days making pajama shorts, and a simple shift to go with my shorts.

It is fun to do something else besides quilting once in a while and I decided my son needed a pair as the flannel ones I made him for Xmas are just to warm.

Adding deep pockets so Tyler could carry his phone without it dropping out.
I found a very old pattern I had for draw string pants.  Made the pattern a little bit bigger and changed the elastic to a draw string.  Much nicer to be able to adjust the waist as you want.

Completing the hem.

I also made the shorts a little bit longer for him as requested.  No showing off his lily white legs. lol

They turned out great.

Tyler's shorts all completed.

I liked them so much I made a pair for me too. Then decided I needed a jammy top to go with and created this very simple pillowcase top.  I remembered them from long ago.  Light, easy and only takes about an hour to make.

New run around pajamas just for me.

The shorts take about 1.5 hours.

So I already have another pair cut out and ready to put together.

Monday 26 June 2017

Atlanta Georgia

Just returned from Atlanta and had a ball.  Even thought it rain (buckets) for 4 days of our 5 days there.  We stayed right downtown with easy access to the Aquarium (the dolphin show was wonderful), the Olympic Park (1996 summer Olympics), the Coca Cola museum, and a whole lot of eating and awesome restaurants.

My favorite though was the Botanical gardens and the very impressive orchid pavilion there.

They had a wonderful display of many of the worlds pitcher plants.

pitcher plant
 But it is nice to be home again to a drier climate.  It would take me a bit to get used to the humidity in Georgia.

View of Atlanta from our room on the 48th floor.

Mom's Little Monsters.

 I've been having a ball making Mom's Little Monsters on days that we are not renovating Tyler's shop.   Lurch Lurch in his butl...