Friday, May 4, 2012

This is what I'm up to these days...

*As a note, My mom is doing fantastic. Thank you for the meals, and all the love and support. She is already up and walking with her new hip. She should be good as new in no time!

Reviewing and changing house plans... I feel like it's the biggest babysitting job of my life.

 Making baby shower presents... Its a changing kit to leave in your car. Onesie, Bum cream, diaper, wipes, Changing pad, And a baggie for soiled things. This is probably one of my favorite shower gifts I've ever made. And yes, I took a picture of the wrapping... Everyone at the shower made fun of me because of how "fancy" it was wrapped. 
"Sure let's all laugh at the really cool guy" {name that movie}

 Lusting after the dyson digital slim... Remember, I wanted it at Christmas... And I have regretted not buying it every time I pull that useless electrolux hand held out. It's on sale this week at target. Plus my 5% off from my red card, plus I have a 5% off my entire purchase from my pharmacy rewards. Bringing my total down to $236. Don't double check my math.... It's probably wrong. I'm TERRIBLE at math. Here's to hoping prince charming approves of this purchase....
 Chillaxin' at the splash park in our new neighborhood. It's the least we can do for the kids after making them sit through planning sessions...
 Working on this monstrosity... Eventually that will be a dress for one of the girls...
And making this poor little deprived 4th child some new rompers... The green one I actually bought fabric for, This one was made out of one of my moms old shirts.


  1. Very frugal & smart idea for recycling your mom's shirt into a baby romper! The yellow dress looks like it will be gorgeous! (How could it be anything else, when you make it?) Is that a super ruffle, or flowers made out of ruffles? I LOVE that look! By the way, did you try changing the needles on the project you were having trouble with the fabric shredding? I've only learned in the last few years how important it is to match the needle to the fabric, but it can make all the difference in whether or not your machine does a good job of stitching. We have so many different types of fabric available, that we run into problems more often than if we sew with the same fabric all of the time. I love to see your projects, you are very talented, just like your mom! Love you!
    Auntie Becky

  2. I did figure the problem out... That machine wasa piece of garbage. So I'm using my moms for now, until I can find a used bernina on eBay or craigslist. And yes, that is one giant piece of fabric turned into one humongus ruffle... My ruffling foot was worth her weight in gold that night! Still a time consuming and tedious process, but I'm excited about the outcome. As soon as I can find the time to finish it!