Monday, July 25, 2011

Captain's Sling

Finished another summer project! This time it was a sling for Captain. These are super easy to make by the way. Follow this link for instructions on how to make one. I purchased my rings at Rural King, but you can buy them at any store that has horse equipment.


I really needed to make this sling, because our other one is cut for a short person. The tail only stuck out about 2 inches for Captain, and that isn't as safe for the baby.

Captain is pretty pleased with it, though truthfully he really would have been happy with anything. The giraffe embroidery is from the Stuffed Animal cd by Anita Goodesign. I wanted to put a clever saying with it, but was unable to think of one. The giraffe is cue enough on its own anyway.
The fabric I used was on clearance at JoAnn fabrics. It is a linen cotton blend that will stay nice and cool in the summer heat. I like it because the print is woven into the fabric so it is pretty no-matter which way you load it into the rings. Lia likes the sling because she gets to be carried around even when her mama is tired now.


Summer 2011 Projects

Lia Blessing Gown
Teepees for gulbrandsons
Sunbonnet
Sundresses
Rocket ship backpack
Car backpack
Grey & yellow bag
Hobby horse
Roman shade
Bucket hat
Captain Sling
Captain Quilt
Car blanket
Finish dresser
Silhouettes
Button Monogram
Cupcake tee
Octopus tee
Ruffled diaper covers
Refashion Captain Purple Shirt
Refashion Captain Blue shirt
Diaper bag snack pouch
Wet bag
Refashion old white skirt
Refashion prom dress
Air mattress Bag
Crib sheet
Porta-crib sheet

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Water Fun

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We had a church pool party today. Captain and Harvey had a blast. Lia went in the pool too and only complained when it was time to eat.

Cecilia's Blessing Gown

So, the first project on my summer to do list was Lia's blessing gown. And I'm happy to say it is finished! Finished in time for the blessing too!

The pattern came from an old magazine I had laying around, and I had to alter it a bit since she isn't 6 months old yet.

It did wind up a little small, but if i had finished it when i fitted it (3 weeks earlier) it would have fit perfectly. I forget how fast babies grow. Luckily, it ties in the back so there is room for expansion if we put a onesie under.

I promise more pictures to come of Lia actually wearing the dress, probably covered in spit up.

Summer 2011 Projects

Lia Blessing Gown
Teepees for gulbrandsons
Sunbonnet
Sundresses
Rocket ship backpack
Car backpack
Grey & yellow bag
Hobby horse
Roman shade
Bucket hat
Captain Sling
Captain Quilt
Car blanket
Finish dresser
Silhouettes
Button Monogram
Cupcake tee
Octopus tee
Ruffled diaper covers
Refashion Captain Purple Shirt
Refashion Captain Blue shirt
Diaper bag snack pouch
Wet bag
Refashion old white skirt
Refashion prom dress
Air mattress Bag
Crib sheet
Porta-crib sheet

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Projects

So I have this problem. It involved buying fabric for future projects and then never ever sewing said project. This is the current fabric I am lusting over. Isn't is beautiful? I mean it is classic with the ticking pattern, but modern with the yellow color. I want to reupholster my dining room chairs with it. Unfortunately for me, I can't justify spending $100+ on fabric that I might never get around to using. SO, I've made myself a deal. When (if) I finish all the projects on my list that I already have fabric for, then I can start this spendy (for us) new project.

So with that in mind, I have started working on things I've been meaning to do for a while but was distracted by a baby.

But I mean, come on, as far as distractions go she is pretty stinkin' adorable.

Right so with my list in mind I set out to start when Harvey brought me this.

Somehow he ripped a 4 ft long section of his blanket. Actually, I think he only broke one thread and then the rest just unraveled.

So I set my projects aside and re-raveled it for him. I was tempted to just let the blankie fall apart so that we wouldn't have to deal with the stinky germ trap anymore. But Harvey loves it, so we love it too.

I did a mighty fine job too.
The only thing you can see is where I had to tie the ends together, and honestly I think there might have been there to start with giving the blanket a weaker spot to tear from.

So Anyways, I'm going to keep you guys all updated with the smaller projects I intend to finish. This is the list I must accomplish before moving onto the dining room chairs. Wish me luck!

Summer 2011 Projects

Lia Blessing Gown
Teepees for gulbrandsons
Sunbonnet
Sundresses
Rocket ship backpack
Car backpack
Grey & yellow bag
Hobby horse
Roman shade
Bucket hat
Captain Sling
Captain Quilt
Car blanket
Finish dresser
Silhouettes
Button Monogram
Cupcake tee
Octopus tee
Ruffled diaper covers
Refashion Captain Purple Shirt
Refashion Captain Blue shirt
Diaper bag snack pouch
Wet bag
Refashion old white skirt
Refashion prom dress
Air mattress Bag
Crib sheet
Porta-crib sheet

Monday, July 18, 2011

Family Photos

We took some pics while my mom was here and I just wanted to share them. I will warn you that my camera was low on batteries, so they are not the sharpest images.

Grandma with her grandkids.

Trying to get Harvey to cooperate was tricky, but sniffing his nose is one of the quickest ways too make him laugh.

Grandma, myself, and the kiddos.

Three Generations of girls.

Our first photo as a family of four.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Knee high by the 4th of July

Every time it rains here my plants grow 3 inches, so by the time these are posted I imagine everything will be at least half a foot taller.

My cherry tomatoes are taller than I am, and the romas are doing their best to catch up. We already have some that are turning red, so I expect to be making salsa very soon.

Only half my peppers are doing well, but the basil and onions are taking off like crazy. Does anyone know when onions are supposed to be picked? I figured i'd just pull one up and check soonish and if it wasn't ready put it back and wait some more.

the lettuce we grow here is very bitter because of how hot it gets here. Honestly though unless you are eating it straight up it is hard to tell. What i'm most excited about though is what's growing over the lettuce.


Yep! we have softball sized watermelons hopefully soon to be basketball sized ones. Harvey thinks it is amazing we are growing balls, and sometimes it is hard to keep him from playing with them. I'm excited to see if the trellis continues to support the melons as the get bigger.

So thats everything we have growing right now. Feel free to stop by and enjoy some.



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Life

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Short clips from life around our house this past month.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Visit from Grandma

My mom came to visit us last week and we had a blast with her here. Harvey was thrilled to have his own personal playmate.

Things around here will never be the same.

I think my mom might never bee the same either after I walked her around this town in 80+ degree weather. But she was a trooper and played with Harvey every single time he asked to go "side?"

Because you know, 2 year olds have no concept about heat, bugs, humidity, or any of the other ucky things we have going on right now. They just like to play.


Let me tell you something, there is nothing quite like watching your mom play with your son. It warmed my heart.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tee!

No, Harvey isn't sick.

We are brushing his teeth.

He spits in the toilet, because we use real toothpaste now.

He asks to have his teeth brushed every morning...

And just about every other time we enter the bathroom. Harvey really loves to spit.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Packages

My new stroller arrived today.

Can you tell I'm super excited?
Here we are after our inaugural walk. FYI Lia is still passed out in the back of the stroller as I am writing this.

hmmm... After typing "the stroller" so many times, I think we need to name this sucker. Any suggestions?

SO As exciting as the stroller is, it was NOT the most exciting package we received today.



Check out this gorgeous quilt sent to me from Juline Badaja. It is absolutely beautiful and we (Lia, Chloe, and I) are just in love with it. She made the whole thing, and it was her first baby quilt. Thank you Juline, I feel loved.