Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Arts and update

Update- I finished pants for Clayton and they came out pretty well.

I have stopped nursing Clayton, much to my chagrin. I am in some pain now and I'm finding it tough to pick him up because I can't handle the pressure on my chest. I was fearful of weaning because of my problems with blocked milk ducts. So, far I'm just hard and sore, so my wish is that it doesn't take too long to get through it.

I am working on some kimono wrap shirts for Clayton and I may make matching pants. They will be pj's. If I can make them successfully I will make some for Olivia and Drake, Clay's cousins. I made these long sleeved. Here they are:

I have also carved out a rubber block picture of Clayton to make into cards. The method of transfer was to print out the black and white Photoshop manipulated image using our laser printer. I placed the copy print side down onto the rubber, placed a piece of muslin over the copy and ironed on Medium. I pulled off the paper when warm. I carved away the white areas. I save ink by not printing out the whole black background. The next step is to print them on cards. The block measures just larger than the front of the blank cards. I need to make sure I have oil based black ink. Maybe the water-soluble would work, too.


Anonymous said...

The kimonos look great! Well done!

Weaning can be the pits, I remember my sisters being very sore....

Catherine said...

Hi - thanks for the link to the kimono top. Do you have a pattern for the pj bottoms too?
Thanks again,

Tamara said...

I think I followed this idea:

I think I sewed the leg seams first and then put one leg inside the other to sew the crotch up to the waist. You can create your own pattern by using a pair of your child's pants.

Catherine said...

Thanks so much! Have now made a kimono top and pants - I even went so far as to make a little bag and matching hair bands (a little over the top really)... but thanks for your links; they really helped.
Have a good day,