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Pajama Pants for Christmas


I only managed to churn out two out of four pajama pants by Christmas Eve, but even that was enough to surprise myself.  I don't have a small enough pajama pant pattern for my little guy that is just two years old and I wasn't up to the task of drawing one out again this year.  I tried in vain to find a free toddler pajama pant pattern online and finally had to go to my nearest Walmart on Christmas Eve to get one.  I hate paying full price for a pattern --I'm quite frugal when it comes to certain things.  I usually only buy them when they're on sale for $1.99 so even the special Walmart price of $7-8 seemed steep for a pajama pattern, but I actually managed to find a cute one that I'll be able to re-use for both kids for quite a few years, it's New Look 6861 size 3-8.  It was less than $4.  I still had to size down the smallest size but it was fairly simple to do.  I  like this one over the miriad of other pajama patterns because although the pants are usually pretty much the same, this one has a cute boys and girls top with a collar and option of short or long sleeve which hopefully I'll have more time to make next time.





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If you look closely at the Christmas tree lights in the background, you might be able to tell they're shaped like little flowers.  I saw this tutorial on this filter effect on kevin and amanda  blog.  Her picture of her little dog is SOOOOOooooo cute, I had to try it.  I like the hearts much better but the flower punch was all I could find in my regular mode of non-preparation-I-have-ten-minutes-to-give-this-a-try.  Also, in my current mode of I-must-take-all-pictures-from-a-comfortable-non-moving-position-on-the-couch due to my big pregnancy belly, the bokeh on the lights is a little puny. But, I was just happy I got it to work after the fourth or so try.


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