Monday, December 12, 2011

Oldie but Goodie

The last few days here have been COLD.  I'm not sure I should really be complaining because we've had a really mild winter this year, but I can always use an excuse to whip up some cute accessories to help keep us warm.

This one is an oldie, but I still love how they turned out and am going to make up another batch with some cute girlie embellishments today.  PLUS, they are perfect for kiddos who hate keeping hats on.

I've also made these the opposite way; with the thin part hitting behind the ears and the thick part of the band in the front.  I think they are cute both ways.  It just depends on how you want to wear them.  You just want the seam to be in the back so make sure you cut your fabric out accordingly.

In other, non-related news:

I made it to 38 weeks and no baby yet....which is fine because my husband has MBA finals all week  (no small task).  We're hoping for an after Christmas baby but we'll take her whenever she's ready.

In other news, we moved this weekend.  And in less than 3 days are almost completely unpacked.  We had a ton of help from family and really good friends cleaning and moving the big stuff.  We have about 10 boxes left and they all happen to be my sewing/crafting supplies.  It's sickening how much I have acquired in a short amount of time.  I just need to decide the best place to keep it's a hard decision.

Happy sewing!  I hope you have a productive week!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Monday

So I did it.  I have been wanting to participate in a Boutique for quite some time and finally got around to sewing up enough stuff to do it.  I wish this could explain my long absence from blogging, but in reality, I made everything I took to the boutique in the one week previous to it.  CRAZY.  I know.  Last week was a lot of late nights (which is fine because my 37 week pregnant body hates sleep anyways) and lots of house neglect.  My poor, poor family.  It's ok.  They still love me too.  It was actually quite a bit more successful than I thought it would be and I would do it again ( I just need to find another venue that doesn't charge for the booth and other overage fees...that part was nice).

I saw a few blogging friends, including Amy from Naptime Crafters who stopped by to say hi.  Thanks Amy.

Other than that, things are great.  I'm considering putting together a tutorial for a skirt I designed last week.  I actually posted a picture of it on the last post.  It's a cute little skirt with pockets and lace and perhaps my favorite design as of yet.  It looks so cute on little bodies, but I'm pretty sure it would look good on me-sized people too.  So far, I have only made the pattern pieces for sizes 6-12 months and 12-18 months.  I would like to expand the options and then I'll have it ready for you.  I may need some pattern testing done in the next little while.  Probably after the holidays.

Other than that, I am feeling ready for baby #2.  Not sure if she is ready yet, which is fine (she can bake as long as she needs) but my skin is not loving the stretching out and my stomach is getting tired of the heartburn.  Anyone have suggestions for really bad heartburn?  I already take the max amount of pepcid and tums and it really doesn't help.....I would love to know what works for you.

We are also in the middle of moving (will hopefully be done before the baby arrives) and getting ready for a family wedding (also hopefully before baby arrives).  Busy busy.  Christmas seems hours away and I am not at all ready.

Hope your Christmas season is rolling in with lots of Joy and lots of Fun and lots of yummy treats.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mrs. Clause Boutique

Here's where I'll be on Saturday:

The first person to come and find me (and mention this post) can chose any item 10$ or less from my booth free of charge!  Family and friends excluded....sorry.  Think of it as a little thanks to those of you who have stuck out my long absence or just an early Christmas present!

What will be at my booth, you ask?  Here's a sneak peak:

and there's a lot more where that came from...