Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jaelyn's Longies

This is the jacket (sleeves are cut off) I used to make the longies.

The finished pants. (Sorry, I can't get the picture turned the right way.)
They are really easy to make. I have been saving some felted wool sweaters to make more. We'll try them on Jaelyn Saturday when we are at their house for the birthday party to make sure they fit. Then I can make her a few more pair & maybe put some cute appliques on them.
It's snowing here now. Doesn't look like it will amount to much though. I was planning on taking the Mini Cooper to CarMax today for an appraisal & see what they will offer us, but we'll see how the roads are later. No, we haven't sold it yet. We put it on Auto Trader and Craigslist, but only one person has looked at it. Not a good time of year to be selling a car, I guess. Luckily, we don't have to be in a hurry.

I read this article yesterday that interviews the writer of a book I just bought called Sloviva (also the name of her farm). I haven't had a chance to read the book yet, but I did read the article. It is fantastic what she is doing with passive solar and chicken heat, Yes, I said chicken heat :-). I'll leave you with that thought...


Anonymous said...

Yeah, the mini Cooper will sell better in the spring. Or when college is out. Great car for a college kiddo! The pants are so cute! You'd never know they were sleeves!! Your so talented!!! ...debbie

Jabacue said...

I am new here and will learn a thing or two....already have!
You are very handy with sewing machine....what a great idea.
And I thought Mini Coopers flew off the shelves!
Welcome to my blog as well.

Sue said...

I saw that book in my PineTree garden seeds catalog and tried to get it from the library, but no luck. Have you read it yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

SkippyMom said...

Car Max should be really fair about your car - and they are quick to cut a check. All minis hold their value, so you should be good, even if it is the winter. Especially with gas prices going into the 4 dollar range. Yikes.

Those pants are adorable. Wish I had a little one to make a pair for as I have wayyyyy too many sweaters.

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Debbie about the pants...if CarMax doesn't come close to what we would like to get, we'll keep it until spring.
Welcome Jim and thanks!
HI Sue...I haven't read it yet...looking forward to some relaxing time to read it though.
Thanks Skippy Mom...I'm having a lot of fun making stuff for Jaelyn :-)

Nancy said...

Well, how creative is that! What a great way to recycle those hoodies and sweaters. I love it! So cute.

I agree with Debbie -- spring will probably be a better time to sell the car. Good luck with Car Max though. :)

Lois Evensen said...

I just love the little pants! So darling!