Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Farmers' Market Bag - Sew Liberated
Portable Book Nook Pad (my own design)
Basic Pocket Pants - Growing Up Sew Liberated
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I know I blog randomly and that every once in a while I decide to have a focus and then two days later decide to delete that post and focus on something else but you knew what you were getting into. You know how fickle I can be.
Without further delay, I've made some things.
Ottoman cover! I used a fantastic tutorial from Sew Much Ado.
This great floor cushion for Benjamin to lug around. Another wonderful tutorial from Living With Punks.
I've made some things from Sew Liberated.
Sweet Pea Pilot Caps
All By Myself Bibs from Growing Up Sew Liberated.
This incredibly adorable play tent, also from Growing Up Sew Liberated.
I've refashioned some old t-shirts using the Envelope Tee pattern, also from Growing Up Sew Liberated. Seriously, get this book!
I've made the Emmeline Apron from, you guessed it, Sew Liberated.
This is not my final version of the Emmeline. Unfortunately, the bodice didn't work for me. Whenever I stood at the sink and looked down to wash dishes it would sort of "buckle" and block my view of what I was doing. I changed it to a v-neck sort of bodice and it's working out really well that way. Photos soon!
Finally, another project I can now check off my "I have GOT to make that" list is a refashioned vintage suitcase that I worked on for Benjamin. I found the suitcase at our local Durham Rescue Mission thrift store for $3.99 (it's RED!) and the fabric is left over from some curtains that I shortened. I used Super 77 spray adhesive to glue the fabric and it got very messy. Glue in a spray can + clumsy mother who is always in a hurry = super adhered arm hairs, desk chair, sewing machine, floor, etc. etc. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I love the red, black and white color combination. It reminds me of a goofy joke I knew as a kid. "What's black and white and 'read' all over?" A newspaper! Don't make me tell you my favorite corny joke about a string. Suitcase redo!
Thanks for wasting your time here with me!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sweet Pea Pilot Cap made by Momma.
Originally uploaded by Saunch09
I made some really adorable hats for Benjamin with some old sweatshirts. I used the pattern and tutorial from Meg McElwee's blog. She's from Durham!
I've got some secret projects in the works for Christmas and one of them even involves something knitted!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
My baby is one year old today!!! We plan to celebrate with some gingerbread cake later this evening when Daddy gets home from work. We are also going to celebrate at Grandma and Grandpa's house this weekend. Benjamin shares his birth week with Thom so it is the perfect time to take a weekend to relax and visit with his parents. We bought him a few little musical instruments, a wooden xylophone and recorder and a cute little thing that you hum into called a hum-a-zoo. His best gift of all, in my opinion, was a membership to Marbles. We can't get enough of that place!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Freddie & Ben
Originally uploaded by dogs & music
I think I've decided to keep this blog. If you know me at all you know that making decisions without going back and forth a million times is not one of my strong points.
I should be saying that as of this moment, I've decided to keep this blog. I like having a place to talk about being a Momma and sharing family news. I'll keep the other blog for my crafting disasters.
Just a quick little update on what we've been up to:
We spent the 4th of July at Thom's parents' house in VA and we had so much fun watching Benjamin get to know his Uncle Freddie and Aunt Denise and be loved immensely by the rest of his family. I'm so happy that Thom's parents live relatively close since my family is much farther away. We plan on going to PA in August after my niece has a baby. I'm going to be a GREAT AUNT!
Benjamin is crawling and climbing and standing and moving around like crazy! He is starting to reject me feeding him with a spoon and wants to do it all by himself. We've been giving him little finger foods like Cheerios and cut up banana. I'm going to make him some sweet potato fries in the oven tonight. Sweet potatoes are one of his favorites. We are pretty lucky that he hasn't rejected many foods and if he does, I just mix them in with sweet potatoes and he gobbles them up.
While we were in VA Benjamin went on his first boat ride. He was pretty tired, the lifejacket got on his nerves and I started to get motion sick so it was a short but fun ride. We didn't take him swimming in the lake because there were so many boats in the water that weekend and the waves were pretty rough against the dock. He has been swimming at Jordan Lake a few times and at the pool here in our neighborhood and much to my delight, he loves the water!
We also ventured out to Natural Bridge but when we got there we realized it is horribly commercial and they charge $18 a person to see it. You have to pay to go through the wax and toy museums and you don't get the choice of just seeing the bridge. Needless to say, we were pretty disappointed and ended up just taking a beautiful ride through the VA woods, some of it on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Thom and I both love rural areas and we hope to some day live in the middle of nowhere, or at least somewhere that you can't see a neighbor out of every window.
Summer has been awesome so far, naps are plenty and the summer veggies from the farmer's market have been keeping us all happy!