9.22.2011

Baby Steps I Say



I guess I just have a lot on my plate these days and that plate doesn't have much room for sewing. Most days I'm o.k. with that, but other days it just bugs the shit out of me. 

Vinny has been growing like a weed so I had to go buy him clothes which pretty much seems like a waste of money since I have piles of fabric just waiting to be turned into little man clothes. It's also hard to buy something when you know it's easy to make. I don't mind buying things for the kids to wear when it's just totally cool and I would never have made it anyway. Denim for example (although I did resist the best pair of  Gap jeans with a Union Jack flag stitched on the thigh). Nice screen printed tee's. Funky jackets with waaaaaaay too much sewing labor involved for a growing child. Those items can get me to part with my money, but most of it just irritates me.

I thought I needed to get some WIP's out of the way...
Meet Gerald the Giraffe. He's been sitting around here for about 5 months waiting to get another ear sewn on.


Maybe if I show him this picture he'll stop pouting

P.s. Just now when I went to Gap.com to get the link on those jeans they were on sale and I totally bought them. Booyah!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those jeans are way too cute! I would have bought them too. You get so many great prices on clothes in The States. In Australia, buying kids clothes - nice ones is painful as they are a rip off!

Cirque Du Bebe said...

haha poor gerald! I know what you mean, I hate spending money on kids clothes when necessity strikes and I don't have time to make something.

Carolyn said...

That giraffe picture is hilarious. Oh, how I wish I could say that I can't relate at all, but I do...
And vinny is going to look like a bad-ass in his new jeans!

small + friendly said...

I love the giraffe picture so much. I think you should not bother finishing him and just frame that picture. I've got to buy Jude some clothes too, even though I just went to the fabric store, I just can't get it together, I'm off to check out that gap sale!

Kimberly said...

Oh that giraffe is the cutest! I struggle with feeling so super guilty whenever I have to go buy my son clothes, when I also have piles of expensive fabric lying around. BUT...we can only do so much in a day.

seemownay said...

Exact same thoughts here. Since I also started sewing clothes for myself it is even harder ...
Hope your mojo and time come back soon!
Simone

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