Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Am Pajama Girl

Well, hello there! I've missed you blogland! Where did I disappear to for so long? I have no idea. I think I just went into social hibernation after the holidays. I think Alicia at Posie Gets Cozy said it best when she blogged about December being manic and January being like a big, deep breath where all you should do is rest and stay still. So, I guess that's what I was doing. Anyway.....I realized that I never showed you the little project I made in December so here it is....
I decided to make a replica of the J. Crew pajama pants that I lived in during my college years. I originally talked about that here. And do you remember how I threatened wanted to make a matching pair for John for Christmas so we could look like matching dorks? Well......I did that too. He wears them all the time but he refuses to pose for a picture in them. So one day I took a picture of him through the kitchen window as he was working on the computer outside. Gotcha! Now I have proof that he actually wears them!
And you may have noticed that I did the front and back of each leg in a different plaid. Here's a picture of the back of the pants. And please note - I'm NOT trying to do some sort of sexy Victoria's Secret picture where they're sticking their booties out. It just involves a lot of awkward twisting and turning to get a picture of your backside when you're home alone. Why oh why don't I remember to have John take the pictures I need before he goes out of town???
Oh yeah.....I bet you're wondering about the Pajama Girl thing. You may remember from previous posts that I live on a military base. It's a pretty small world here. I was at a party a few weeks ago and I met a woman named Wendy who happens to be the wife of a General here. Here's the conversation between us:

Wendy: So do you live on base?

Me: Yes. We live on XYZ street right by the You Know Who's and the So And So's.

Wendy: Ohhhhh......I know who you are! I go running by your house every morning. You're the girl whose always outside in your pajamas with your dogs.

Me: Ummmm.......Wellllll.......(imagine a bashful tone there). YUP! That's me! (imagine a proud tone there).

And then a good friend of mine chimed in and said "Jenny has the CUTEST pajamas!"

So, now everyone knows that I'm the Pajama Girl. And I will wear my new title with pride. There are definitely worse things to be known for! And hey.....when you work from home it's really hard to convince yourself to put on anything other than pajamas or yoga pants. If you can be super comfy all day why not do it, right?

So, I'm off to make myself another pair of pajama pants. I have to keep my "fans" entertained with my front yard fashion shows!

Happy Sewing,

P.S. The fabric is from the Preppy Plaids collections. I used the Sleep Well pattern for John's pajamas and the Sew Easy Pajama Pants for mine.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 2012 Giveaway - Hooterville Quilt Pattern

We Have A Winner!
The winner is Sallie who said "I like it the way you have it. I'd definitely use blue. Thanks for the great giveaway!" Congratulations Sallie! Send me an e-mail and I'll send your Hooterville pattern to you!

Happy January! I meant to post this Giveaway on the 1st......I really did.....but did anyone else have trouble getting back into their normal routine after the holidays??? I'm still just a little bit lost and out of sorts and can't remember what I'm supposed to be doing! But I'll figure it out eventually. Anyway, this month we're giving away a Hooterville Quilt Pattern. It's the most popular pattern we've ever had in the shop! Everyone loves those wide eyes owls!!!
And instead of having the Giveaway run for the whole month it's only going to be open for one week. I guess in the past I always wanted to give people plenty of time to enter.....but then I realized that there weren't many people entering the Giveaways after the first week. So, we'll make this one short and sweet. Just leave a comment to be entered to win. I'd love to hear what colors or fabrics you would want to use in the Hooterville quilt. And if you blog about this giveaway or tweet about it or do a Facebook post about it you can leave additional comments to receive extra chaces to win. I'll pick a winner on Friday, January 13, 2012. Last day to enter is Thursday, January 12, 2012 at midnight.

Good Luck and Happy Sewing,

P.S. Be sure to check last months Giveaway to see if you're the big winner.