Friday, July 27, 2007

Gratitude Friday

A few blogs I read have started doing this and I think it's a neat idea. I want to focus on the things that make me happy at least once a week.

To begin, I'm thankful for a job I love (I'm a nanny for 2 families).

I've been blessed with a few great jobs, but frankly...any job that involves kids makes me a happy lady. They help me to capture the simple joys in making paper airplanes, and flying around the room with "woobie" capes.

I'm thankful to be a little part of these families, and that I get to share in those moments that make their children's eyes sparkle.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Hooray for Headbands!

I found this nifty pattern: Hooray for Headbands!

(I loooove that blog, by the way!)

Here's my attempt. I ended up having to size it down to the child size because my head is weird. I'm also thinking about putting some sort of suede or felt or something on the other side to try to keep it from slipping off my head all the time.

Anyway, here it is:

Here's what it looks like:



Yes, yes...I have far too much fun playing with the camera! :P

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Organizing is fun!!

Ok, so I'm slightly obsessed with organizing, but it makes me happy. There are worse things I could be addicted to, right?!

Anyway, I've been working on getting my sewing room in order. First step: the fabric.

I have a pretty good amount of stash. Some might even say that I have...

a slight...


I currently have it neatly folded and organized by color family in the 3 dressers in my sewing room. I also have made a fabric file to help me keep track of what I have (so that hopefully I'll use it more frequently!).

I've written all information I know about the fabric, as well as the dimensions of the piece and a swatch of the fabric. Ooooo...preeeetty.

I could live in this room and be perfectly content :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Reusable grocery bags

I'm quickly tiring of the plastic grocery bags taking over my house (and of course, our curbside recycling won't take them! Boo!), and I found this pattern and decided to give it a try. (That site has several cute bag/purse patterns, by the way!)

This was my trial run, and it seemed huge, but I used it yesterday and it seemed to be fine. I'll probably make a few different sizes, but here's what I've got for now.

Made from stash quilter's cotton, interfaced seersucker and an old pair of jeans:

And it's fully lined, so hopefully it will hold up nicely:

Saturday, July 7, 2007

First Post!

Welcome! Welcome!
I've recently become addicted to crafting/creative blogs, and decided to create one of my own! I love to be creative, so I'll probably have a variety of projects and things on here.

We moved into a rental house in December and I finally have my own sewing room/studio. I'm still working on fixing it up, so I'll be posting pictures as I go along! :)

Questions about me? Feel free to ask! :)