Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How to properly watch TV

TV on: check

Socks off: check

Every toy I own on the floor: check

Coffee table to sit on: check

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How exciting! My blog has their first follower! (Thanks, Sally. I feel like a rock star!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

What you been doin'?

For Christmas this year, I decided to try my hand at sewing most of the gifts for the women in my life. This was no small undertaking due to the fact that the only sewing experience I have is from my 8th grade home-ec class where we had to make the unflattering sweatshirt that wasn't even popular back then. I managed to sew the neck on backwards, so my sewing skills left a bit to be desired. I did, however, manage to produce 7 cute aprons that I'm quite proud of. Here are a few examples: I made this one for my former teaching assistant. She sews constantly and has made many a quilt that I am lucky enough to have in my house. This one made me the most nervous to make, simply because she's the sewing queen. (She even sewed my junior bridesmaid dresses)
The fabric is very americana from Debbie Mumm. I think the fabric is adorable!

This one was for my friend Angela who is quite the biker babe. The fabric is a bit sparkly. She and I always seem to show up to events both wearing black and red.

This one is my favorite one. I like the polka-dots the best. The person this one is for hasn't recieved it yet, so I'm not telling who's it is.

I made this one for my kids godmother, Char. It's a fun brown polk-a-dot pattern and then a small pink flower print.

This final one was for my mom. The kitty fabric was very fun. The boys had fun picking out all the different colors of cats. I also liked the paw print flounce. But I really liked the orange buttons!

You better watch out...!

What is the worst thing about Christmas? What brings sorrow and pain to everything it touches? Who causes future need for therapy? Santa, of course! Who brings joy and good tidings throughout the land? Who puts a smile on all the children's faces? Who brings lots of toys whether you've been good or bad? Papa!
P.S. This is why I don't use tinsel on my tree... you find it everywhere!

Not bad for 23 cents!

This past summer while garage saling (that spelling doesn't look right!) with my mom, I come across this simple Christmas craft that I could do with the boys this winter. It was a simple foam tree with decorations to be glued onto it. I gave each boy half a tree to do and only had to help with the gluing. It turned out quite cute... until Riley got a hold of it later! Riley gluing on the pom-poms.

Tate attaching the candy-canes to the garland.

Riley eating snow off the carpet next to the destroyed decor.