Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Thursday, March 18, 2010
Here are some projects for me:
A dress the was unraveling got turned into a skirt. It had a tied empire waist so I cut off the top (that was falling apart) and replaced the tie with elastic. It just needs a wide belt.
An organizer for my very small car...to keep the diapers, wipes and snacks in order.
A removable cover for my ottoman...since Carter is constantly dirtying it.
A dress using the pre-smocked fabric from JoAnn. We are going to Florida in May :)
My sewing circle, Simply Sewing, met last night. It was a lot of fun and I am super excited. I got to pick the next project so there should be an apron post coming...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
My first real applique so don't look too closely...
jammie pants I made using this tute. It took me significantly longer then 15 minutes but I did make the waist band adjustable...
And a shirt for him to wear to a "semi-formal" birthday party...also applique :)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I have been busy crafting for the past month. I took an old sweater and made a pillow, leg warmers and a caplet for my friend's daughter. For my cousin's daughter I made a pair of leg warmers out of clearance socks and a bag using a technique that allows the handles to be continuous and not need to be attached - NOT worth it. I finished a flannel blanket that my cat loves. I made bakerella's oreo balls for my son in the shape of Elmo and I need practice. I also made him a cube with a button, a zip, a snap and a buckle that took hours and he ignore. I then spent hours making fabric letter magnets and he LOVES them. The red bag is my sewing circle project for the month. I am super excited about this new group of women forming.
The last project I did in February was to make 2 purses. One for my friend and one for myself. Mine is boring but the one I made for my friend is pretty - I just forgot to take pictures. It is like this bag but with wooden handles. Sorry Carlie, no pic :(.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Well, I kept up with my tasks until my boy got sick with a double ear infection. He had many sleepless days and was crabby but cuddly so I got nothing done. I am trying to get back into it, but mostly sewing.
So, I saw some towels on clearance and decided to grab a blue one to make a hooded towel for my kiddo. As soon as I finish I realized I should have grabbed the red towel. I went back and got it and transformed it into this:
He loves it!
Friday, January 8, 2010
The only thing I didn't do was my fridge. Clean the inside of the fridge and microwave is the 20th and I was out of space to put all of the pictures that are on it so I will wipe it down that day too. I forgot I had a special day for the inside of the microwave so it will get done twice this month.
Almost an hour later I am relaxing and wishing I could make a latte (but can't because some of the parts are in the dishwasher).
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Each day I am going to have a weekly chore and a monthly chore. For example today was a Tuesday so I did my 1st floor floors and today was the 5th so I cleaned the inside of my windows.
Here are my weekly chores:
Monday - Laundry
Tuesday - 1st floor floors
Wednesday - pick up upstairs (downstairs gets done nightly)
Thursday - upstairs floors
Friday - shine my kitchen
Saturday - orgainze the entry way (put away shoes, clean the drop zone and hang all coats)
Sunday - meal planning
I will post the monthly chores later but so far I have:
1 - check in with my finances, bills, receipts
2 - update calendars and display board
3 - clean light fixtures
4 - dust ceiling mouldings
5 - windows
So far so good :)
I am still trying to do 1 thing a month for myself and last month I got a new haircut that I love: