this little guy turned TWO last week! i would say “already,” but his unpredictable sleep habits were a major contributor to the fact that i blog a lot less than i used to, so part of me feels like i’ve been waiting him out, knowing eventually he’d learn that waking up crying right as mom and dad drift off to sleep is NOT COOL. anyway, he’s two now! he’s putting extremely adorable sentences together, he sings along to songs with the big kids, and he loves to pretend cook, especially soup!
for his birthday, i wanted to make him a fat quarter apron, which i’ve made for both big kids (never blogged). they’ve been hanging in his play kitchen area and he has been putting them on lately, so it was time.
i popped over to Modern Domestic the weekend before his birthday and put a fun combo together – Melody Miller’s Picnic Collection Apples in navy on one side (with a couple patch pockets in JoAnn canvas duck)…
…and Lisa Congdon’s credo fabric from her Kindred Collection for Cloud 9 on the back!
the pockets are perfect for storing his utensils, and the apple print is right up his alley. he loves fruit, just like his siblings.
when I make these I just fold the FQs in half and cut oblong semicircles out for the armpits, then add pockets to the front and sandwich some elastic for the neckband and a velcro belt for the waist, and sew it right sides together, turn, topstitch. so fast and easy but the little guys sure love them! i made E’s when she was around this age and she still wears it.
i completed the gift with some awesome wooden play food and a metal bowl from Spielwerk Toys, my favorite toy store in Portland. it’s all handmade/creative play type toys and it’s super fun. O was with me and i couldn’t resist letting him pick out a compass/whistle/secret compartment “survival tool” for himself. they had the neatest handmade play bow and arrow sets with gorgeous leather quivers, art supplies, play silks, you name it. if you’re local, definitely check it out!
anyway, this guy had a fantastic second birthday and i am looking forward to two with him – this age gets a bad rap but i love it!
oh and by the way – i finally started a blog instagram account! if you’d like post updates and more in-progress shots, come follow me at @skirtastopblog ! i don’t plan to give up this blog, but have always wanted a good way to share what i’m up to without overloading my non-sewing friends and family, so i’m glad instagram finally made it easy to switch between two accounts. see you over there?