Sunday, August 28, 2022

mae: june, july

Well, we're a full week into the school year, so I better catch up on sharing all our photos from this summer! Mae filled her time with summer school and camps. Her before- and after-school care ran a summer program that included lots of fun activities like pottery painting, cooking, and even a few field trips! Mae especially loved when an animal handler visited the school. She held a bearded dragon and petted a hedgehog!
They took a field trip to a park with a historic village and learned about life in the 1800s. Of course Mae volunteered to help the instructor pretend to load up the oven with loaves of bread.
Mae's camp participated in the Fun At Bat program and learned how to play t-ball. I love that their team name was the "Mighty Mustaches." They also got to attend a Reds game where they were shown on the big screen! Mae came home talking a lot about baseball and wants to try playing this year!
And, of course, she spent lots of time doing art projects. She came home with lots of cute creations this summer!
Mae was very excited and a smidge nervous to start first grade. She heard they will have to take TESTS! I stayed home from work Thursday morning so we could walk her to school as a family. Her friends were passing our house when we finished taking her photo, so of course Dan and I ended up trailing behind her as she dashed away with her friends! Since school started, she has become part of the "roving pack of kids" that roams our street in the evenings. I love seeing her social life flourish!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

taco tuesday

I bought this taco-print fabric on a whim after seeing the cutest baby romper on display in my local fabric store. After several years waiting patiently in my fabric stash, it’s realized its full potential as matching raglan tees for Mae and me!
Mae’s shirt is the Ellie & Mac kids raglan with slim fit and short sleeves. Mine is the Lane raglan with short sleeves and a modified neckline. I followed a tutorial from The Petite Sewist and watched a video from Hey June to create the v-neck.

Do you think Mae selected mint chip gelato just to match her shirt?
I also made a few more pairs of Acacia undies with leftover fabric scraps from these shirts, my Camas Blouse, Georgie Dress, Suki Robe, and Lark tee. Even though my current measurements put me in a size 2 or 4, these are a size 8 just like the last batch I made because I was too lazy to trace the pattern again. They fit fine with the stretchy cotton jersey (all Art Gallery Fabrics) and stretch lace from frogfeathers on Etsy.