Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I bought it at the dollar store about 3 years ago. I didn't make it out of stuff I got at the dollar store--I bought it in the purse section. Before this, I had a wallet that usually hung out in the diaper bag with my dead cell phone. The funniest thing about this purse (aside from the fact that it lasted more than 3 years) is that every time I would walk into a fabric store, the cutter and the cashier would comment on how cute my purse was and ask if I made it. ---Nope, got it at the dollar store. About half the time, they would ask if I thought they had any more.
But then one day, I noticed that my totally awesome $1 purse was getting a little worn on the bottom corners. So, now that I am the craftiest person on the planet and can sew anything (yeah, right!) I decided to sew one. I saw a link to a tutorial on Homemade by Jill and decided to refigure it to make it a purse instead of a clutch. (I just added 3 inches to every dimension and a 3 inch strip on the bottom to make it a deeper bag. And I didn't have fusible fleece but I did have HeatNBond and some fleece--note to self, next time, iron the fleece first to shrink it before you put the HeatNBond on.) Well, the instructions say to sew 2 gathering stitches and gather to bottom part to fit the top part. Yeah, right! A layer of corduroy, fusing, fleece, and lining? No way was that gathering! So an inverted pleat it became. I love it! I put a loop of elastic inside to hold my keys so I don't have to dig around for them. I wish I had enough cord to make the strap out of that but oh well. I still like it!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Squirt is so funny. She is excellent at scooting backwards on her tummy. She loves wheeling around in her walker. She rolls all over the place. Yesterday, while I was getting dressed, she rolled into the kitchen, and was eating Munchkin's breakfast scraps off the floor. **Note to self: mop more.** In the last couple of days, she has been getting up on her hands and her knees...and going backwards. She gets a little frustrated but hasn't been able to figure out the forward motion yet.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
For some holidays.
The kids want to decorate for every holiday. (Guess what decorations the boy found for President's Day?!) So I oblige...with what I have in my craft room.
These things used to hang off of my welcome sign but then I got a cool bear to hang on the door and dress up so...a little drilling and a little wire and a new decoration is born.
(I just need to seal the glitter on the pots of gold so we aren't so shimmery.)
Dollar store frames. A coat of paint and some paper and cookie cutter stamps.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Now you have!
Monday, March 8, 2010
"You get 5 poses with a 11x13 photo for $10."
So we talked it over and decided to do it. But we knew we were only going to get the one pic because we want to get family pics taken when Squirt is a bit older and walking.
So hubby went and picked up the picture when I was out of town.
And they had the batteries, too!
Friday and Saturday, the kids got to help with some chores. While we were getting a burn pile together, ET saw some blueberries:
But he wouldn't eat them until they were washed. My dad had a great laugh telling him he was looking at deer poop.
Then he let ET burn the pile.
The next morning, my dad was doing his back exercises and Munchkin joined in.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Munchkin picked this book from the library. It is actually very appropriate for her. She is the only one of my kids that has know her first, middle and last names since she was 2. She is in trouble that much.
Thumbelina wants to read one next. Maybe when we get back from our trip.