Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inspired by Others #2

Anyone who knows anything about me at all knows that I have a lot of daughters. It's true. I have five. But what some people may miss among the beautiful blonde, the gorgeous brunette and all those lovely redheads is that I also have one strapping young son. If you look closely, you'll see him here...


When he was a little boy, growing up surrounded by sisters, 
 
I was often at a loss what to do for him. I could think of all kinds of hair accessories, toys, clothing etc to make for my girls, but not too much for my boy. Fortunately, my sister had almost as many sons as I had daughters, and she had lots of ideas for boy-type crafts. One year for Christmas she sent a very clever gift she had made - a reversible super hero cape, with Superman on one side and Batman on the other. He didn't seem to have a favorite... one day he'd be Superman, the next Batman. But he loved the cape and wore it as often as he could, until he outgrew it and moved on to other pursuits.


A little while ago, I was thinking about my son as a little boy, and my wonderful grandson who lives so far away from me, and I decided to make E a cape like his uncle had. I did a quick search and found just the pattern I needed at Puking Pastilles, and this is what I ended up with...
As you can see, I wasted my time making it reversible.


Lorie

22 comments:

  1. Great idea and I bet he will enjoy it so much!

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  2. Oh, I remember the days when my little boys loved their capes. Now I need them for my grandsons, they would love these. I have girl dress ups, so why not. Have to go whip some up.

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  3. That brings back great memories! My boys loved their capes. My daughter very rarely wears hers. I borrowed it last year for Halloween. :o) Lovely idea to make it reversible. Your grandson is a sweetheart and will certainly treasure this gift for years. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

    www.seamsinspired.com

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  4. Very cute! (I mean manly and tough :o)

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  5. LOVE it! The little girl next door dresses like Batman every day. (my sons did too at her age) I would love to make this cape girly and
    batman-y at the same time! Perfect.

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  6. Is he the cutest little one or what? oh the cape is cute too, btw, my little boy would luv one of them!

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  7. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  8. What a good idea! I'm always looking for projects for boys! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How cute!! You can tell he totally love it!!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  10. So cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  11. Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  12. My son wears his cape all the time too... and also ONLY on the Batman side. ;)

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  13. Love it! My boys love capes. We appreciate you joining us this week at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  14. The photos are just darling. Thank you for sharing with us at FFT.

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  15. Cute pictures! Love the batman cape!

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  16. So, so, cute! Boy, do you ever have a lot of girls sista!!!! =0)

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  17. So adorable!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

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  18. I'm married to the only boy with 4 sisters. It's a hard place to be, adding the only outside estrogen and outside parenting style (since the mom's kind of choose that path). Not fun at all. I myself grew up with only sisters. So neither my husband or I know how to deal with boys very well. I love this idea, and would love to make it! Thank you for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

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  19. That is totally adorable. Really any boy or girl would love it! I am sure my 3 1/2 year old girl would go nuts. I may just have to add this to my todo list for her for Christmas! Thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday!

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  20. I'm sure he's one happy little superhero! Very cute! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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