Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
My recent projects....
A little tote that I am using for my purse....I think this would make a really cute diaper tote, but I will have to add lots of pockets inside for that use....My mom asked where my name was...apparently having an embroidery machine means people expect me to narcissistically (yeah, you read it right...I even spellchecked!) stitch my name on everything....yet no name on this bag! Not that I was trying to shock with my lack of a monogram, but I messed it up a little. The monogram is actually on the inside....I didn't like the thread I used to do the monogram, and I thought the black and white would look better on the outside anyway. So I am the only weirdo be-boppin' around town with a monogram on the INSIDE of their bag. Whatever.
My next (and most ambitious project EVER) is a little quilt I am making for Hayden. It is called a crazy nine patch quilt, and seemed easy enough when I read about it online. It is a teensy bit harder than I had imagined, but I got the whole top finished in about four hours today. Which means I made other people watch and bathe my kids so that I could work on it. Actually, most of the work was done while they were already sleeping, so I am not that much of a deadbeat mom. I have to add the batting, quilt the batting and top layers together, baste the minky dot on the back (because minky scoots while adding binding) add the binding, and that's it! Don't look too close, but here it is so far:So many of her things are pink or lavender...I thought it would be kind of cool to have something in bright, crazy colors. Let's hope it turns out to be worth four plus hours of work!!!! You can link to the tutorial here if you are interested in making one, too. This would be a CUTE baby gift, but only for someone you REALLY like, because it would be a pretty significant amount of work.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
To make matters worse, there are a million and a half crafting projects I want to do, and have half started. I think I am so chomping at the bit to get started on the old house, and we can't do anything quite yet, so I am trying to "do" something somewhere.....I started a tote bag for myself tonight, and have given up for the moment because I have broken three needles and am starting to get annoyed. All I need is forty unfinished projects to pack up...I need to just lay off. I about chewed my own arm off today....the babies and I were prisoners in our own home waiting for the garage door repairman......by three o'clock I was calling Shawn asking about what time he thought he would be coming home. Even the babies were annoyed...they are used to going out and about every day, so the same four walls got old for them, too. At about three, when I thought I had just about had it, I got out their Little People Noah's Ark. They had SO much fun playing with this thing! They love to hold the little plastic animals, put them in the ark, take them out, put them in again....chew on them...crawl around with them. It was so cute! Hayden had an animal in each hand and was trying to pick up a third with her feet. When that didn't work, she tried to bite one. Apparently two animals at a time is not enough for that girl....Cale just entertained himself by handing me animals and laughing. Surprisingly, that was the best part of my day....just sitting on the floor and playing with them.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Now that our trip is over, I have to get into moving mode. Yep, that's right...we sold our Schertz house! (unless the dude backs out for some random reason, we're good to go!) I am a little sad...this is the first house the babies ever lived in, and it is so near my parents. Oh well! Our goal was to get ourselves down to one house, and we have done it. Now we start the remodel on our old house. The idea of remodeling a house sounds really fun, especially to someone who enjoyes "house porn" (HGTV) like me. There is just so much to do that it is a little overwhelming. Add to that the fact that we are closing on this house in two weeks...YIKES! I cannot imagine having our stuff packed up and ready to go that fast, but I know we can do it. For now, all our stuff is going over to the other house, and will be left in boxes and covered with tarps while we stay at my parents for the duration. Hopefully we can find an amazing carpenter/remodeler and get this thing started!