Friday, December 25, 2009

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.


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.


  1. Adorable Carola!!

    We never made our wreathes this year. Having set aside that one particular day (and having to miss it because of the flu in our family) I just couldn't find another time to make them. Sorry about the poor communication. Guess it left you more time to finish up your creations!!

    We are dealing with the aftermath of an electrical fire that happened on Christmas night. This is our first night back in the home. All things considered, the damage was minimal but will still require 2-3 weeks of repair by various contractors. There is more information on facebook.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!!
    - Jenny

  2. Adorable PJ's! I love seeing all of your projects...they're so inspiring! I'm hoping to get some Nicey Jane for myself soon. :)

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  4. I love that photo with the stars from the xmas tree! Your blog is great, I will add to my list of feeds :)