11 Jan 2013
a man's shirt and a pillowcase
Dirt in all it's forms from great muddy globules to powdery dust is attracted to him. Rather, he is attracted to all forms of dirt. A pudgy index finger always pointing to this and that worms its way into pot plant, mossy crevice and damp earth. A look of triumph sweeps across his beautiful face when his search yields dirt or some such. It more often than not goes into his mouth.
Smudgy knees from crawling have given way to blackened feet as my baby now views his world walking. His clothes are changed and re changed many times a day. At times I simply run out.
With a balmy Summer afternoon and two babies sleeping under my belt I dove into my collection of odds and sods and came up with a man's Hawaiian shirt and a vintage pillowcase. The bloomers pattern from Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter was hastily cut out and pinned in place. Some pinning, stitching and threading of elastic peppered with frequent glances at the clock and a bottomless cup of tea saw three little man pants come to being.
Squidgy cloth nappied bottom in Mumma made pants, bare chest and tentative steps. My boy.
Playing along with these lovelies today.