Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Projects!

Now that Christmas is over, I can show some of the things I made this year...

Those are a few of the things I did...I didn't get a picture of everything and I think there are still a couple of pictures on my camera, so I'll have to share those later!

Monday, December 21, 2009


What do you do with three work shirts that can no longer be worn because of a company change?

One of them Seth really liked as a shirt, so with a seam ripper and about an hour of time, I was able to remove the embroidered logo, and now he has a shirt that he wears all the time!

As for the other two, I didn't really want to give them to a thrift store because of the company logo, but I didn't really feel good about just throwing them away, either. Then I had some inspiration!

The shirts went from this..... this!!

I had been planning on making a tote bag for Benjamin, since I know there will be times when he will need things separate from the baby's things in the diaper bag. I had to piece things a bit to get it the size I wanted it, but I was happy with how it turned out! I added pockets to the inside to hold little things and sippy cups or snacks.

This is going to go in his stocking...although I know I'm more excited about it than he will be! =)

It feels so good to not only get something you need without having to spend any money, but also to be able to reuse something and not be wasteful!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's finally looking like Christmas around here!

We decorated a bit late this year - as Seth has been pretty laid up with a minor toe surgery. But we've finally gotten everything up and it looks festive!

A new addition to the Christmas decorations this year is a darling Fisher Price nativity. I wanted a nativity that our kids could play with, and I thought this one was so cute! My only complaint with it is that it doesn't have any shepherds, which I didn't discover until after I had gotten it, and I already loved it, so I didn't want to look for another one. Maybe someday I'll find a way to add some!

Benjamin has been having fun with it!