Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I have been teaching sewing lessons to two bright, beautiful, talented girls for several months now. I love being able to pass on my love for sewing with these girls and showing them that sewing can be fun and useful! Recently, I was invited to be a guest speaker at a sewing class for junior high students. I had a blast, and hope they did, too! They are learning the basics of sewing, and learning about repurposing. One of the projects they were getting ready to do when I was there was a t-shirt tote. The snack bags, "eco"uture bags, t-shirt dresses, jean blankets, and other projects I have made were a good fit for what they were studying. Plus they got to see that something you love can be turned into a business, too! Here are a few pics of the fun morning I spent with them (they have all signed media release forms and I have their teacher's permission to post these here).
Friday, May 4, 2012
Multi-use blanket--can be taken off the carseat and used as a receiving blanket. Generously sized to lay on the floor, throw over as a nursing cover, use in a stroller, etc. Flip up the bottom or flip down the top to peek at baby. This one has a warm, plushy fabric interior for a winter baby
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Does anyone else feel the time flying so quickly by? Where did April go? For us, March and April included (kind of working somewhat backwards here): Birthdays for the two kiddos Easter with my parents and siblings, including birthday celebrations for the two aforementioned kiddos Birthday celebration for mother-in-law Kindergarten Open House....gasp! Can Little Man really be old enough for kindergarten??? Lots of time and discussion about kindergarten and schools and applications, enrollment forms, etc. etc. etc. Ripping up grass and planting a garden Enclosing said garden in chicken wire fence so the naughty bunnies won't nibble my plants! Tearing out bushes in front of the house Painting the house A quick RAINY spring break trip that included the awesome Strategic Air and Space Museum and the Omaha Children's Museum. I would definitely recommend both of these! And of course the wonderful hospitality of my brother and sis-in-law. Tea party celebrating my grandma's 85th birthday party, complete with trying on (and stories of) hats she has worn throughout the years. A beautiful party for a beautiful woman! And of course the everyday that is my life of running after kiddos, playing lots of baseball and soccer, grocery shopping, etc. LOVED April, love this life...but certainly neglected this blog! So here goes. To start with, some pictures of St. Patrick's Day and the kids homemade shirts. (We can't have a holiday without a special shirt!) Make It and Love It. Embroidered letters in some awesome rocker font I digitized. Baby girl's was a too-large shirt that I sized down, ruffled the sleeve and bottom hems and appliqued the shamrock guitar embroidery. The coordinating skirt was also made from an old t-shirt. And look at that handsome man in uniform. That is my dear hubby in his Honor Guard suit. Love my man in uniform! Lots of rainy days during spring break
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