Friday, July 30, 2010

Kindergarten Time!

My sweet Aidan starts kindergarten on Monday.  I try to share in his excitement as he carries around his new Star Wars backpack or shows his daddy his new Mario Cart (a Wii thing) lunchbox.  He visited his new teacher and saw the classroom last Tuesday night, and he keeps asking, "When can I go back to that kindergarten?"  He's excited and eagerly waits the day that he gets to go to kindergarten and stay all day.  I try to join in the excitement, but instead I want to cry!  He is second born in a line of four.  Does that matter...NO!  They are ALL "my favorite."  Each one brings a special uniqueness to our family.  Hannah returns to school as a third grader.  I'll miss our "girl chats" and her laughter that I've heard all summer (She's just discovered "I Love Lucy.").  Aidan will go all day right along with her.  I'll miss his funny stories that he always seems to have right at lunch time.  I won't get to share lunch time with him during the week for a while.  Do I sound like I am sending them off to college?  Well, it kind of feels that way!  

When you go to kindergarten all day, you have to have nap time at school.  The teacher said to cover the nap mats and bring a blanket .  So, to make it extra special, I covered Aidan's nap mat with Toy Story fabric that I found at (a place that I frequent too much) and bought him a matching blanket at Target.  I made and attached a pillowcase to the mat cover so that it would be easy to put away, but it also makes the mat a little longer.  This is good because the extra thick Kindermats are a few inches shorter than the basic Kindermat...not very comfy when your legs are hanging over and are elevated two inches off the ground. 

He seemed thrilled with it, but so did his  2 year old little brother, Jack (not shown in the picture because he was having a fit and saying, "My cowboy!" (a.k.a. Woody).

Aidan will have a locker (pretty cool, huh?), and they will keep their nap items in a laundry bag.  I picked this up at Target too, and I embroidered his name on it.

This picture gives you an idea of just how much this bag will hold!  I think Aidan could fit in there as well!

Maybe, I could fit in that bag...I don't think anyone would know I was there.  Do you think I could get away with it?  ;)

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's a Blog Party!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

2:30 a.m. Sewing Project...

It's not very bright of me to be up until 2:30 a.m. sewing, and even more dumb of me to post about it at 2:45 a.m....especially when I have four children that are early risers!  Oh well, it's not like I have much time for stuff like this during the day with a two year old and a four month old needing A LOT of attention!  I'm sure there are others of you out there that do the same thing...right?

This is a little reversible dress that I made for my baby girl.  The dress whipped up in no time.

This is the back view.  It is an open back which shows off the ruffly diaper cover that I made.  The flip side of the dress is the tiny flower print that is on the hens.  It's cute, and I meant to take a picture, but I forgot...and my eyes are starting to lose their vision...

I love the ruffled diaper cover, but it most certainly did not whip up as fast as the dress!  Sewing those tiny leg holes was a pain in the...well, nevermind.

I would have loved to have taken a picture of it on my little model, but she is fast asleep.  Did I mention what time it is???  Oh well, I'm going to take my dry, scratchy eyes and go to bed!  Good night...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Have You Seen These?

I love these European market totes!  The first time I ever saw one was after the birth of my daughter.  A friend from my Sunday school class brought us a meal, and she carried it in one of these.  She had her initial on hers too (but without the ribbon), and I really thought it was cute.  Then, I saw one in Paula Deen's magazine, and I thought, "I need one of those!"  In case you haven't seen these, they are completely collapsible.  They fold up flat once you take out the little plastic thingies that go in the little "pockets" for support.  I monogrammed mine with the "French Dot" embroidery alphabet found here, and then I added the ribbon tie.  Now I'm ready for the next potluck or picnic.  I'm sure there are a million uses for this thing!

Friday, July 2, 2010

...Another Car Seat Tent

What do you do when you make something to sell, but you really want to keep it???  I need to make a boy seat cover next...I don't have a boy baby anymore.  :)  My camera does not take great pictures, so just imagine the beautiful colors that are in this fairy fabric. 

Nice chlorine bucket in the background, huh?!  I'll have to get some better shots before listing this!

This one is made like the one that I made for my own baby.  I used sturdy fabric ties.  I like them because they look girly but are much more durable than ribbons/ bows.  For boys, I'll either make velcro or button straps.

Looking at this picture, I realize just how bad I need that Canon Rebel my friend tells me about!!!  She has one, and I have camera envy...LOL!  You'll have to imagine bubblegum pinks, soft yellows, robin's egg blue, and mint greens...

The underside...  I love that pink!

Anyway, that is a little sneak peek on what I've been working on for the shop!  I will use sef-control by not keeping this for Isabella, but...I really want to keep it! 


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