Monday, June 7, 2010

busy, busy, busy

Life around here seems to be neverending busy.  The kids have started into another soccer season, which, makes 3 evenings a week extra busy.  Our lawnmower is FINALLY fixed and we can mow our lawn again...I think our neighbours must be wondering what's going on around here.  The third birthday in our household of spring is complete and now it's trying to find time for the party with his friends.  It's kinda hard to schedule a date and time when all his friends are in different sports of their own....but, I think we've got it figured out. :D

For now, here are a few pics of what's been going on.

Faith's 4th Birthday - March 28

Garrett's 8th Birthday - April 24

Haden's 10th Birthday - May 18
with his new Penguins cap...sadly they got beat out by the Flyers)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My First...

I am so excited.  I made my first Etsy purchase and I cannot wait for it to arrive.

I purchased a DIY Girls Peasant Dress kit from "littlefishbigpond" at  I have been wanting to try my hand at sewing a dress for Faith for awhile now, but have always felt a bit overwhelmed about the whole thing.  This kit seems like the perfect thing for me to try.  It comes with everything I need...pre-cut fabric, elastic, ribbon, etc.  I'll post pics as soon as it arrives (in about 2 weeks)!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Having a girl who loves pink, has really got me liking pink.
A few people I know have had baby girls recently, so that got me to the fabric store (to buy pink) and make a few things:

This little onesie was a gift for a new baby at church.  
I simply zig-zagged around the flower shape and 
straight stitched the centre of the flower.  
I also added a straight stitch of pink around the neck 
to add a bit more pink, although, this may be hard to see on the picture. 

I sewed this cute flannette into a good size blanket.  
Will be a great gift for someone I know who had a baby girl!

Friday, April 9, 2010


My creative side has been bubbling inside my brain for the last little while. 
Soooo many ideas, so little time.  I've spent a few mornings with my daughter at the fabric store getting inspired.  I've also spent too much time on other blogs getting many ideas.   

To get myself started, I created a shirt for my nephew who turned one. 

I just pinned the guitar shape onto the t-shirt (lots of pins) and did a zig-zag stitch around the entire shape.  I added straight stitching down the centre to create strings on the guitar.  I liked how it turned out, especially for this being my first try at sewing onto a t-shirt.  The hard part was actually finding a plain white t-shirt.