Scripture Case Pattern

Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm done

Can I go on a two week hiatus from parenting? Geez...if this is how it's going to be after vacations, I'll never go on one again. This sucks.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Up and coming

Toesie-Shoesies are sure to be all the rave...Tim is sure of it.  Gavin gave them the name "toesie-shoesies".  If you are interested, you can find them HERE.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

We're Home!!

We've been cruising for the past 8 days. We hit up Cabo, Mazatlan (so trashy and lame), and Puerto Vallarta (by far the best. It was GORGEOUS!). LOVED  being with Tim, but we're loving being back with the kids too.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Peace Out

See you in a week. We're off to soak up some rays.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

They're home!

...and they couldn't be happier.

Meet the birds...

This is Willard. He's trying to figure out the meaning of life. Kinda lame.  That's why he's alone on his branch.

This is Damon, Stefan, and Elena. Damon and Stefan are brothers.  Stefan and Elena are together and Damon is just so ornery and negative all the time (but quite hilarious) that nobody wants to be around him. He needs to figure out his issues.

This is Dwight and Angela. I can't even get into their issues. They run too deep.

And here we have Temperance and Seeley. These two are secretly in love, but have a hard time admitting it. They're coworkers, so their love is forbidden. 

Here is an interesting specimen. I don't know what's wrong with him, so please don't ask.

And this one? Well, we all know this kid is just weird.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kade's mobile

bird pattern found HERE
Hopefully today it will be hung in his room. Better pictures to come once it's in its proper resting place.

I'm going to make some Christmas birds for our family Christmas ornaments this year. Yay!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is getting ridiculous

I figured, I'd rather just let my house go to trash for a week and get all the projects done that I've wanted to for a while now, instead of dragging out the messy house problem over a few months.  It sucks not having a place designated for sewing. I have no living room or dining table right now. I almost took a picture of the mess, but got too embarrassed.

Gavin got invited to a birthday party for a girl down the street.  Here's the gift:
Tutorial HERE

Next up is a quilt for Kade my mom and I started right after he was born.

And then something to help keep things a little cleaner while sewing:
Tutorial HERE

Gavin asked me today to make him a toy giraffe. Great. The sewing will never end.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Conference/Easter Weekend Projects

I procrastinated getting Easter baskets made this year, so on Saturday, I ended up having to whip out 4 baskets.  And since I trashed my house with sewing stuff, I decided it was a good time to make my mom a rice pack and make me some dinner napkins.

Tutorial found HERE
I used up a bunch of my scrap fabric.  Every side is a different fabric since I didn't have enough of one kind for the entire basket. I like it better, anyways. I had some extra birds, so I stuck them on the kids' baskets. Tim, of course, chose difficult upholstery fabric for his.

Tutorial found HERE
I made myself one a couple of years ago. My mom is always cold, so I made her one, put some cloves in it so it wouldn't smell so strongly of rice, loved it so much, I remade myself one and put cloves and cinnamon in it. Yum.

I've been wanting to make a set of linen dinner napkins (the napkins are 20" big) for a while now and finally got around to doing it.  I'm trying to figure out if I want to hand-embroider something in the corner.  I sure love mitered corners. They're so crisp and clean looking.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Obsessed or something

First off, I'm really LOVING our new bedding from Anthropologie.

And why does Martha rock at everything?
I love these two books.  The Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts was just release a couple of days ago, and it's awesome.  It is mostly filled with projects (includes a CD with all necessary patterns...awesome) like stuffed animals, bed and table linens, aprons, book covers, bags, pin cushions, curtains, shades, pillows, flowers, and the list goes on and on.
The Homekeeping Handbook is filled with so much information.  It teaches how to seal your counter tops, clean pretty much anything you can think of, how to care for anything and everything from bed linens to knives.  This book is 744 pages of hugeness. I love it.  You should probably get it.  Seriously.

Check this out:
Yeah, I rock.

Oh, and those birds? Still trying to find the perfect stuff to finish my project. This snowy weather is holding me back. Lame.