This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 8 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to Craftin'

I finally caught up on my scrapbooking!! I am very happy about that. Brad's birthday was a big one, and that took awhile. But I am good all the way to July 4, and I don't foresee any events coming up that will require more scrapping soon. Except maybe replacing the flooring....we'll see!

So now that I can clear the scrapping stuff off of my craft tables, that means I can get back into sewing crafts! I have seen lots of cute ideas on the web lately, and some of them are very inspiring. I recently found two more blogs that are awesome so I am "following" them now. One idea I saw was an apron made from a terry cloth hand towel. I thought this was a good idea because it allows you to wipe/dry your hands while you are bustling around in the kitchen without constantly having to keep track of your towel!

I embellished it with vintage wide lace all around the edge, 3 handmade yoyo's on the corner, and coordinating ribbon along the top for the ties. I am happy with how it turned out, but there are probably a few things I will do differently for the next ones. I'm sure a few people I know will get one of these for Christmas....

And speaking of Christmas...I have been on the ball lately and already have over half of my presents bought! As the days go by I get little ideas here and there for things to make for people. I need to start a list so I don't forget! I usually like to have all of my presents bought and wrapped BEFORE the end of November.

I went and hung out with my mumsy for a couple hours today, and she ran with me to a baby consignment store. While they were going through my clothes, we were going through theirs! They had some of the CUTEST tops for little B! He pretty much doesn't need a thing for this winter, but I found a super cute long sleeve shirt with an old muscle car on it that I knew Nick would love to see so I got that. I also got him some really nice polo shirts for next summer and a pair of nice jean shorts. Oh and I got him a couple ADORABLE little man sweater vests!!! He is going to be the cutest thing. This winter is going to be so fun with him because he will be able to run around and play in the snow (hopefully we get some!) and open his own presents on Christmas morning.

That's all for now. The 3 of us are going to a friend's baby's first birthday party tomorrow afternoon before I go back to work. I am so ready to go back to my Friday and Saturday shifts! I had a solid routine going there where I had time to do stuff during the week. But when I work 2 here, 3 there, I have to spend a whole day recovering then catch up before it's time to go back to work. Ugh! Working is for the birds. Just a few more months till Nick graduates college then he will be working.... :)

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the apron! I'm with you on the Christmas shopping the birthdays are finally coming to a wrap for this year so Christmas is just around the corner! Where does the time go? can't wait to see little B's new wardrobe!


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