Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tis' The Season

As my sick hubby and baby sleep, I have been taking time to reconnect with Blogland. Here are some super cute things to get you into the Christmas spirit. Oh, and best of all, they are free printables! Just click the link and follow the blogger's directions.

Find these two over at  Funky Polkadot Giraffe
This printable is from eighteen25

Much thanks to these bloggers for sharing their talents! By the way, be sure to use these prints for personal use only :)


I am super excited to finally show off some bows I have been making. Now that I am officially a stay-at-home mom, I can become a nap-time crafter. I am thinking about starting an etsy account, but I am intimidated by all the amazing vendors out there. We'll see. Here is a sneak peak into what I have created.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sew Much Fun!l

Yay, it's done!!  I finished my very first on-my-own-at-my-own-house sewing project!  I made a super cute (if I do say so myself) apron for Evan.  It's hard to tell from the pics and the busy pattern, but it has quite a few pockets on the front, just right for crayons, mixing spoons, and paint brushes.  The pattern was a very inexpensive one from Simplicity, and though it took me about 4 hours (literally) to figure out what on earth all the words, symbols, pictures and directions meant, once I figured it out I discovered that it was really not as hard as I'd always thought it would be.  I rather enjoyed it actually.  I was even able to figure out on my own (thanks to a suggestion from Mom) how to line the top half of it so that it would be a little more durable.  As Evan loves to help me with cooking and baking, I'm sure we'll be getting lots of use out of it.  :)