Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I made a new handbag this weekend. It's clutch size and turned out super cute I think. It's a gift for someone special so hopefully they love it too. This was the first bag that I "designed" myself, the body of it is similar to the Buttercup Bag but I changed a few things and added the big bow. The fabric is left over from the dress I attempted to sew a couple months ago that didn't turn out, the actual dress will be made into an apron soon.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
So today I planned a bunch of activities for the boys to keep Kaed from asking to go outside. It's mid-April, I'm not going out when the ground is completely covered in snow.
I printed out some Cars coloring pages for Kaed. He thought that was just fantastic. Cars Movie is his favorite right now so anything that has Lightning or Mater just lights him up. I've never had much success getting him to color for more than 2 minutes before but having his favorite characters to color seemed to do the trick, he sat there for a good 20 minutes! Brayer played with the crayons and surprisingly didn't try to eat any.
I made play dough! Never done it before but it was so easy and turned out so good. I got the recipe from Make and Takes. It was the first time Kaed has played with it and he thought it was fantastic. Bawled his eyes out when it was time to put it away and go play with the new foam shapes I made for him and Brayer in the bath.
He loved it when I made some play dough into a ball and proceeded to ask me to make the entire batch into balls.... notice how I made 2 different colors for him and he instantly mashed them all together. Oh well!
On a totally separate note.... Look what you get if you don't wash your floor every time a spill happens, spill art!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Basically it's just another way to get people to come here and to my shop so if you're hoping for something new, sorry! Anyway here's the link
I'm still battling away at those diapers, oh how I wish they were done! This project is taking much longer than I expected so I just keep visualizing how I'll feel when they are totally done! I'm thinking that I'd like to take a break in order to make something more creative.... I'm just not sure what, another bag? apron? something totally new?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Anyone have any leftover ham suggestions for me? Recipes that take it but don't overpower the whole dish maybe?
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I made one diaper from start to finish and liner yesterday and washed them to make sure I liked how they turned out and looked and felt and stuff and the actual diaper itself looks great but the liner practically fell apart. I had bought some new material called ZORB for these and apparently they need to be the inner part of the liner not the outer, so I now have to cut out flannel linings for the liners.... because I'm not sick of cutting stuff out yet! Oh well, it will be well worth it in the long run. I'm making all in one pocket diapers this time around and the lack of bulk and leakproofness (we'll just pretend that's a word) will be soo much better than the current cloth ones I am using.
I would show you some pictures of my work in progress so far, but it's really not that interesting...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
We had to wipe and reload our computer recently, and while putting all my old pictures back on I found some of my trip to back home to Smithers, BC in September of 2007. My mom had hurt her back so my dad flew Kaed and I up to take care of her. It was such a good trip and I took a lot of good pictures of how beautiful it is where I grew up. I thought I'd share a few!
A hike up to an old farm house on our neighbours farm showed us a Mama Bear and her 3 cubs... you can't see the third in this pictures, but he was hiding behind the grass.