Thursday, January 06, 2011

buoy that's a cute coat


I want to share another super cute pattern from Anna Marie Horner's book Handmade Beginnings.  I picked out the fabric and my super sewer mother-in-law put them together.

They are so incredibly cute that I wish there was a pattern for Thom's size. But I doubt he would wear it. He's getting pretty picky these days about what's cool and what's not.  I'm not too pleased about this new development.

Wondering what the kids are holding? Lobster buoys.  My in-laws took a trip to Maine and they came home inspired to have the grandkids paint their own buoys. My father-in-law carved each child their own. I must confess. I had to paint one too. They are so much fun. We hang them on our fence.


It was damn near impossible to get the kids to stay still for photos yesterday.  I started sweating and the photo session had to end.



This photo wasn't taken on a nature hike. It's in my backyard. Things are a bit on the wild side right now.  Believe me, it's the least of my worries.



Thanks Mom for making these super cute and special coats. And for coming up with fun projects to do with the kids like paint buoys.  I love that my kids are growing up surrounded by art and creativity.  They will become crazy art people just like us.

Maine Lobster Buoys by Bill Revill

7 comments:

EntwinedEssentials said...

LOVE those coats and the cool and colorful material!

Erin said...

The coats are great--and I can't get enough of those sweet little faces! YUM! :)

From the Kitchen said...

I wish that pattern came in my size!! And, I'd like a few of those buoys as well.

The babies are adorable. Love those BLUE eyes!

Best,
Bonnie

margie said...

great photies...
loves...
m

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Terri Fisher said...

What a beautiful, colorful post! Your kids are growing so fast...and are absolutely adorable!

Laurie said...

Love the jackets...your kids are adorable...they have the most beautiful eyes!! LOVE the photo of the buoys...reminds me of my New England home that I miss so much.