My lovely sister, Emily, had a baby boy named Isaac on December 22, 2008. So Levi has an identically-aged cousin...unfortunately, they live 16 hours away, so Levi might not get to see his cousin as much as we would like. I got a new sewing machine for Christmas (I can sew a straight line now...so my problems of the past may have been partly to blame on my awful old machine!) and I tested it out by making another kimono - one for my nephew Isaac.
Isaac's father hates birds. I have no idea how anyone could hate birds, but he claims some chicken looked at him funny one day when he was in a dark alley as a child. I, on the other hand, have devoted most of my adult life to studying birds, and I am determined to impress upon my nephew that birds are wonderful no matter what his father might tell him! So I made him a kimono with one of my favorite bird fabrics, Windham's "A Little Bird Told Me".
This kimono turned out better than the first two I made - thanks in part to my new sewing machine. I love that it is so simple, with the solid brown fabric, but made special thanks to the bird trim. I can't wait to see pictures of Isaac in his little bird kimono this summer!