Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Bubbas are One

My twin nephews, Noah and Zane turned one today.

Luckily, the sewing machine service man returned my overlocker thismorning, and I managed to drag myself off the couch for just enough time to whip up a birthday pressie.

I have a huge pile of unwanted clothes that have previously belonged to various family members in my sewing stash.

An unwanted / preloved adult pair of jeans is just perfect for re-creating into a little pair of kiddie jeans.

I used two pairs of my sisters old jeans to make these for the twins - I left the half pocket detail in place from the old jeans to actually show that they've been recycled (and I think it looks pretty cool too).

I always have plain t-shirts in the stash - they're perfect for last minute gifts.

So, I also whipped up a couple of appliqued t-shirts using the denim offcut and the same fabulous cowboy print that I received from Stacey.

They'll be wearing their new uber-cool outfits to creche tomorrow. Hopefully, I might get a photo for the blog in their new outfits.

PS - For anyone who is interested - I checked with the Sewing Machine Service man and he services the Western and Northern Suburbs. He picks up and drops off, and the service is $65. His details are in the Yellow Pages here. He even puts a little sticker on the machine so you know when it's mext due for a service (just like when you take your car in)!

PPS - I refused to go to Spotlight last week to buy vliesofix for appliques (after the last debacle), but Nikki told me about a new fusible that she saw at Stitches and Craft. I did some research and bought a new one named Applifix online from Craft Cubby. I'm impressed!

37 comments:

mill said...

Cute outfit! I wish I could sew...
P.S I love your bright coloured brooch flowers - very pretty

tania@jetbeads&craft said...

The jeans look fantastic - love the fact you kept the pocket on it!

Nikki said...

Awww. those jeans are adorable!

Glad the Applifix worked for you. Thanks for getting the mane for me again... I couldn't remember it.

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Wonder if the sewing machine man will drive over to adelaide.....

Casey said...

love the outfits! I really like the pocket left on there, it looks really cool

Michelle said...

Very cool outfits. They will be the funkiest tots at crèche. I am very glad you found a way to avoid spotlight.

PaisleyJade said...

They look great!!! Well done. My machine isn't working at the moment ;(

Alison said...

Really cute little twinie outfits!

Tammy James said...

These are so cute, hope you managed to get a pic of the boys wearing them!

angelique said...

You are one clever chick, they look fabulous.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Adorable - denim is so practical for little toddlers. Love how you recycled.

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Those boys are going to look so cute! Good job.
x

Sandrine said...

They look great, thanks for all the little tips on the way;)

bubbachenille said...

Trendy twinies they'll be. My daughters are twins ( now the high end of their 20's ) and they now cringe at the thought of me dressing them the same!

polly pratt said...

These look great and such a good idea using old jeans.

Tania said...

Wow! Curly Pops! For someone feeling Under The Weather you have managed great bits of AMAZINGNESS. Those outfits are spiffy indeedy!

m.e (Cathie) said...

aren't you supposed to be sick!
you could create sleeping I bet. They're fantastic little outfits, looking forward to a pic with the twins modelling.
Received my gorgeous brooch by the way, THANK YOU!!! gorgeous x

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Those outfits are really cute. Happy birthday Noah and Zane!

Loz and Dinny said...

bloody gorageous sewing wizardess xx!

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

these are very cute, and I am excited by the delivery sewing machine repairer!

Missie Krissie said...

Wow, great job Cam, they will look so gorgeous in their outfits!

Christina Lowry said...

Super cute! Yes, in my experience you can't make two totally different things for twins, or they will never stop fighting... not that I am talking about me and my twin sister or anything...

Maybe you could stick a Curly Pops sticker on the sewing machine man so he remembers to give you a discount!
:)

Michelle said...

My sewing machine guy does pick up and delivery too. He's even been known to fix machines up in carparks while the customer waits.

Great little outfits! I love that they have been recycled!

Danielle said...

Gorgeous jeans Cam, especially love the little pocket detail! Now I know who they are for!!!! Can't get over what a small world it is :)

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

I have 1 year old twins so am used to seeing the cuteness of 2 of everything... but these made me go oh, oh, oh!! Great idea to use their Mum's jeans.

Cute as Buttons said...

Very cute and great recycling of the jeans. My twins are a mixed pair and nearly two but I still like to have a theme when I dress them! These are great cause they are not exactly the same but still alike.

Cass said...

Love the outfits they will look very cute

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday to your nephews! I bet they will look super cute in those outfits!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

thanks for the heads up re: applifix- any excuse to boy cott Spotlight is good enough for me.

Sandi said...

Wow, Cam, you are the coolest aunty! Cute outfits!!!

thetwowindmills said...

Those look amazing! So cute for twin boys. I love that cowboy fabric.

JustJess said...

Great work Cam - they look amazing!

Michelle said...

oh cam...
these little outfits are gorgeous...
love the stars in the cowboy print...
what a great present...
love them!!!

Ulla said...

Your recycling sounds so much like mine! The jeans are just perfect for little ones, soft and with elastic waistbands. The cowboy fabric is really cool!

Princess kirstie jane said...

Thanks for doing the research and the links. The outfits look great on the wee ones.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

AArrgh I see... recycling denim!! Is anything as satisfying? Well yes but this is definitely a sustainable kind of satisfying not Tim Tam satisfying coz that's a whole different level...

xo Steph

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Look See... I can't thank you enough!!

http://moobeardesigns.blogspot.com/2009/07/bears-new-jeans.html

xo Steph