Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Father's Day Weekend

We all had a great time this weekend, especially Jeromy. We got him a new grill for his special day since his other one was broken. We had grill food, played games, and played at the playground with some friends.

The girls are enjoying their last week of school, but we are all definately looking forward to summer vacation!

Well, I'm off to enjoy some grilled steak and corn on the cob with the family.  Hope you are all enjoying your week so far!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Mama's got a brand new bag...

I stayed up late last night finishing this cute 'vintagey' bag, and I love it!  I used the pattern from http://molliemakes.themakingspot.com/blog/mollie-makes-issue-10-templates  I wasn't sure what fabrics to use for it, but then I remembered these really sweet vintage scraps that I got a while ago from here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sosovintage  I got a bundle of small scraps so some of the pieces weren't big enough for my pattern pieces. I ended up piecing them together and I think it added to the vintage look.

It has a small inside pocket, and a larger pocket on the front.

A lot of you sewers have probably already done this many times, but I had never made a button hole before.  It turned out well (thank goodness!) I couldn't decide what button to use, so I asked my mom since she has such a good eye for this kinda stuff, and she picked this one outta my stash. I love that it's the same shade of green that's on the fabric, and that the flower was where it was on the bag (that wasn't planned!) So it looks like the leaf is part of the flower :)

So since I finished it last night, I got to use it today when we went to the "Horse Show" at school.

There's my lil cutie in her fave shirt...again. :)  They made hobbie horses at school and named them and everything.  Gosh, some of the names the kids used....it just amazes me how creative kids can be!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sickness and stitches

Hey all,  I've been working on a new embroidery!

It's completely sweet, and if you're interested you can get the free pattern here:

My oldest one's home sick again :(  Going to the doctors later.  In the mean time, she wants to play with all our "natural" toys.  She says she wants to live like Laura and Mary (from the Little House series) and that we can only play with the toys that are made out of wood, or handmade. 

So we pulled out all the wooden blocks and connectagons and dollhouse furniture, and all the rag dolls and knitted doll blankets and playfood, and it's keeping her occupied so far.  I read all the Little House books to the girls last year (leaving out certain parts that might not be age appropriate here and there) and they loved them!  So they begged me to read the first one again this week, which was cool with me because Little House in the Big Woods is my fave! We finished it last night, and no matter how many times I read it, I always tear up at the end.

"She was glad that the cosy house, and Pa and Ma and the fire-light and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now.  It can never be a long time ago."

It has made me cry ever since I was little, I think because I never wanted to grow up, and have always had a problem with things changing.  And of course now that I am a mother, I wish my little girls could be little forever, and it just gets me.  I think every mother probably goes through the same thing. Guess it's just a good reminder to enjoy what is now, and live in the moment, for too soon, the moment will be gone. So here's to living in the moment!  Have a great day.


Friday, June 1, 2012

A long weekend

Wow, I was going to write sooner than this. The week has gotten away from me! We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend together. Started out going to the school to see C babe sing on Thursday. There isn't really a pic of her singing because I took a video, but here's one of her right after fixing her hair and looking pleased with herself! (I think she was actually more relieved than anything) They sang the garden song, and it was just beautiful. I started crying (hopefully no one saw me!) and it made me think of my grandmother. She would always cry at functions, and when reading her birthday cards.  As I get older, I realize I'm the same. Things mean so much more.  I pretend to read my birthday cards now, and really don't actually read them until I'm by myself.

Anyways, after that we took the girls to Mickey D's for some surprise milkshakes, and stopped at a couple of playgrounds after.  The girls ran into some of their friends, so that was cool.

The next couple of days we painted,

had sun lunches,

and had a cookout and fire with some amazing people!

For the rest of the weekend we did some baking,

had more cookouts/smores/outside fun with family,

took funny pics,

and the girls planted flowers with their grandparents.

This weekend....it's raining.  We'll probably read some of the girl's new books, maybe play with some playdoh, do some crafting, etc.  Hope you all have a great weekend!


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