Monday, January 24, 2011

Cuddle up

Families, Create! A Monthly Make and Play Carnival

It's the beginning of the carnival! This month's theme was "cuddle up", and how better to do that than in a new pair of jammies? Zboy is in an "I hate clothes" phase and spends most of his days in pajamas. They're all starting to get a little worn, so here's the first set of hopefully many. I used one of my favorite resources, Kwik Sew's Sewing for Toddlers, for the pattern. These are so simple to make that you could easily trace a pair that fits your child and make them yourself. The shirt is 4 pieces plus cuffs (front, back, and sleeves), and the pants are 2 pieces plus cuffs (front and back)

They're from a fun robot pattern from my stash-a very soft, thin ribbed cotton.

Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival.

Our February theme is "Heroes and Heroines" - what can your family create this month to celebrate the heroes and heroines in your lives?

Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:

  • What's the perfect way to snuggle up on a cold winter night? Acacia at Fingerpaint & Superheroes knows the answer: make the perfect soup!

  • The ArtsyMama teaches us how to create a no sew fleece throw inspired by your favorite snuggle time book.

  • Movies made from books are often pretty poor representations, but this family-made movie from Dionna at Code Name: Mama is monster-ific!

  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes created a cozy for her Kindle, to protect it from little hands that think they need to cuddle with it.

  • What better way to cuddle and get cozy than in new jammies made by Mama G @ Z everyday things?

  • Inspired by her family's love of the Harry Potter series, Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children decided to make a series of ornaments based on the theme.

  • Laura at Nestled Under Rainbows shared a reflection on and a celebration of snuggies, lovies, cuddlies and specials.

  • Little Hedgehog got a wonderful idea when his red hat from Father Christmas didn't fit, and Megan at Purple Dancing Dahlias got a wonderful idea to knit a sweet hedgehog!

  • Monster-inspired artwork by a monster-clad kid. Despite the growling, he really is cuddly! Monster love courtesy of Dionna at Code Name: Mama.

  • Arpita at Up, Down & Natural shares a quick tutorial on how to make your very own Pippalily inspire pouch sling, with zippered pocket & key ring, and a matching nursing cover to boot!

  • Amy at Anktangle finally completed something cuddly and warm for her son Daniel: his very own afghan, crocheted with love by Momma.

  • Who'd want to cuddle with a cuttlefish? Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes thinks you might want to cuddle up with this sweet plush cuttlefish!

Join us in February to create something with (or for) your own family. Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out more about February's "Heroes and Heroines" theme.


Allison R. said...

That picture of Zan is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find your material?! I looked for robots for Kieran's PJ's that I made - no such luck :( These are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Those definitely look cute and cuddly!

laangel said...

Wow, we love the material!! and I especially love the cheeky wee face wearing these :-) hugs Laura

Megan @ Purple Dancing Dahlias said...

I have a bunch of knit just waiting for a project like this! They are super cute!

The ArtsyMama said...

That is the best photo! Those jammies look great on him.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

Those are great! I'd like to try to make pajamas...I'll have to look up that pattern. =)

Mama G said...

dionna-code-name-mama, I got the fabric a couple of years ago from a co-op. Fantastic, isn't it?

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