Sunday, January 31, 2010
Greg is currently on tour with Paul Brandt, who I really do love, so I thought that was pretty cool.
Here's another song he sang this morning
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
- I measured out a strip of fabric in the width I liked and to the length of the towel around both sides.
- Then I folded the raw edges in a 1/2 inch all the way around and pressed them flat.
- Folding it around the towel I pinned where the two ends met up and then sewed just that part together.
- Placing the piece of fabric back on the towel, over top of the logo, I pinned it all in place and sewed all the way around.
- That's it!
Friday, January 22, 2010
photos by Shelly McGown
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
this wallet. I really do need a new wallet and I love how this one is big enough to hold everything I need. I'm seriously debating asking for this instead of a new/working dishwasher for my birthday.... but I'm pretty sure I'll appreciate the dishwasher more.
I definitely plan to buy these little loafers when the new baby is born, or maybe even before. The best part about them is that they come from a shop where I live so hurray for shopping locally!
Okay so there are a few more things I have in my favorites on etsy but I'll stick with sharing these ones with you for now.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
It's really starting to hit me that there are just over 2 months left till baby #3 joins us and I haven't gotten even remotely prepared. Brayer needs to go into a big boy bed and last weekend I went out to buy the same mattress for him we bought for Kaed but when I got home Trav told me I got the wrong one so it's sitting in our stairwell waiting to be returned. I would have returned it this week, but how do you return a twin sized mattress when you're pregnant and have 2 kids under 3 years old to "help" you out? Guess that return will be a family affair with daddy this weekend! (seriously how annoying is it that even if you have a JOINT credit card account with your husband he can't return something that you bought with your card, it has to be returned on your card. It's the same account!!!)
Monday, January 11, 2010
We've had some really great weather here the past couple of days which means that the boys are outside all. the. time. It's great because they play much better together out there and it's even been warm enough to leave my sliding back door cracked so I can see and hear them even better if I'm inside. So with all this "free" time I've been updating my shop and getting some sewing done. Yesterday I picked up a couple of new fabrics for slings so I thought I'd share them with you.
I make pouch style slings, similar to hotslings for a considerably lower price than the ones you can buy in the store. Slings are fairly inexpensive to make and because they aren't terribly time consuming either I like to offer them for a good price. Having several different styles of slings for my kids made my life so much easier and there are just so many benefits to wearing your baby... as long as you can afford to buy a sling or carrier! That's what first got me sewing slings, I knew I wanted one but I was not willing to pay $60 for something that obviously cost very little to make. I mostly only sell pouch style slings, but I have made the odd Mei Tai as well. You can see all my fabric options available for the pouch slings on my handmade therapy Facebook page. There are also a couple of them still available in my shop.
If you are ever interested in trying different types of slings, my friend Elizabeth makes beautiful wraps and Mei Tai's! You can see her stuff on her Bloggy Mama Creations Facebook page.
Friday, January 8, 2010
photo by Shelly McGownMy sister in law Kara made these amazing tea towels for me. She sewed them and then potato printed them and I LOVE them. They are beautiful and original and they dry well. What more could you ask for in a tea towel?
Also I just noticed that my last post was my 200th post. Woo hoo!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
photo by Shelly McGownOkay this happens to be one of my favorite gifts received in our family and it wasn't even for me! Travis' sister Shelly and her hubby John made this clock for him. I love it. It's so simple and pretty and totally the kind of thing Trav loves. It's currently hanging in our room where Trav put it but I have plans to display it somewhere a little more seen than there.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
my biscuits for dinner tonight, rolled out to 1/4 inch ;)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
It never ceases to amaze me how much I treasure the gifts I receive that are handmade. They just mean so much more than something mass produced and not at all unique.
Monday, January 4, 2010
While browsing through different blogs during the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day I came across a great project on a blog called Sweet Limes. The project was a pillow with The Calgary Flames logo on it that she made for her brother in law. When I saw it I thought "awesome! I'm going to make one for my brother in law for Christmas!" Of course he happens to be a Toronto Maple Leafs Fan (and by fan I mean FAN) so I had to figure out how to go about making that logo instead. I emailed the author of Sweet Limes and asked her how she went about making hers and she gave me some great ideas! You can see her pillow here.
The pillow turned out pretty good especially considering it was my first pillow ever but it's definitely not perfect. I also wasn't able to put on the actually words Toronto Maple Leafs onto the logo but I'm pretty sure it still speaks for itself.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I'll be sharing some Christmas presents I made and received over the next while so here's the first! It's a fishing set I made for Kaed. The fish have magnets in the tip of them and the fishing rod just has a little piece of metal on the end of the string so it picks them up. I also made a felt mat to lay them on, and can I just say how much this gift was a hit?? Kaed plays with every day and he still gets excited every time he catches a fish. I never did get a good picture of him playing with it as he tends to spend most of his time just in underwear these days, but here's one shot I got with him with pants on!
I'm thinking I'll have to get a tutorial in the works for this little project...