Thursday, April 30, 2009


I've been spending my spare time the last few weeks working on some sewing and craft projects...

I've discovered that I love little projects that I can do by hand, like when we're watching a movie or something. I found this pattern for these little booties (found on and decided to try them while we took a road trip yesterday. They were pretty fast and easy and turned out cute - although I had problems getting both of them to be the same size!

I've been wanting a cute white skirt for a while - I've made one before, but it didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to. I decided to try again - this time somewhat copying one I saw at a store. It ended up being a little bit shorter than I wanted it - I had made it with a ruffle but then decided I liked it better without the ruffle, so it ended up a little short.

Seth has been riding his bike to work when the weather is nice, so he wanted a messenger bag to carry his work clothes and shoes. I made this one based on a basic tote bag - turned sideways with a single long strap and an added flap. The best part - I had all the material on hand, so it only cost a couple of dollars for the D-rings!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sewing Shelf

My mom gave me this cute shelf - it's been put to work holding my sewing supplies. It looks cute and most importantly, it keeps all the little and sharp things up and out of reach for when a certain little someone gets mobile!

Five Months

It's so hard to believe Benjamin is five months old already! Here are some pictures of the fun new things he's been doing!

Got to start young!

Playing in the high chair while Mom does dishes.

Rice Cereal! Yum!

Trying to find my toes.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Cleaning!

I've been spring cleaning this week....not extremely exciting, but it feels good to have things clean! Unfortunately, I haven't accomplished quite as much as I wanted to this week, so I think I might be continuing this next week!

Washed items on "teacup" shelf
Moved furniture to vacuum
Cleaned tub
Wiped down bathroom walls and dusted items on the walls
Started cleaning baseboards and heaters
Some dusting

Finish baseboards and heaters
Wash floors (on hands and knees instead of the mop - fun!)
Clean toilet

Next Week:
Finish dusting
Wash windows & blinds
Organize closet (especially my fabric drawers)
Clean kitchen - wipe down appliances, clean out fridge

We'll see how far I get! =)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

With the flowers...

It is so good to see such beautiful flowers after what has seemed like a very long winter!