Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
The new spring line recently came out and all of the fabrics are stunning! Go to the website and check out the entire collection. Be sure to take a peak at the new fabrics coming out in June. They are really gorgeous!
Friday, March 20, 2009
4:30pm~Stop for wading in the river. Nothing like baby bottoms!
7:00pm~Hobo dinners and smores around the fire. I think every boy loves fire!
9pm~Boys in the tent for bed. I smile as I listen to the boys talking. Zachary tells little brother, " Don't worry. God did not create monsters. Well, maybe He created them, but they are extinct now."
10pm~ Josh and I go to bed.
10:02 pm ~ I'm excited that my hair, which had been up in a clip all day and is now down, still smells like my fruity shampoo. :)
10:21pm~ Now sharing my pillow with Zachary. Wondering why we decided not to bring the boy's pillows.
10:56pm~ Hear the man in the tent across the campground talking about a chupacabra.
10:59pm~ Wonder if the chupacabra is Big Foot's pet.
11:16pm~ Josh swipes my fruity hair out of his face.
12:01pm~ Hear a donkey hee-hawing in the woods. (I'm not kidding!)
12:06pm~ Hear a gun shot in the woods (still not kidding!)
1:12am~ Plan on designing a terry cloth robe jumpsuit.
1:17am~ Reconsider the robe jumpsuit idea.
1:25am~ Forgot how cold it gets at night.
1:32am~ Relieved to see that the sun is beginning to come up.
1:57am~ Disappointed to see that the sun is not coming up.
2:33am~ Zachary swipes my fruity hair out of his face.
2:47am~ Wonder if it is just a coincidence that after the gunshot I never heard the donkey again.
3:41am~ Start to worry that Lucas might me hypothermic.
4:00am~ Wonder why no one commented on how good mom's hair smelled.
4:51am~ Hear a creature creeping around outside the tent.
5:07am~ Put Lucas in the sleeping bag with me. Now sharing my pillow with 2 boys.
5:30am~ A little sleep despite the sore hips and sleeping arms.
8:30am~ Breakfast tacos cooked on the fire and one final hike.
10:30am~ Thank goodness we are home. It was fun for a change. Looking forward to the next camping trip when the boys go and I get to stay home and sew all weekend! :)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
6 years ago yesterday Zachary was due. We were planning on a St. Patty's Day baby.
But he came a day late. Which makes TODAY his birthday!
Happy birthday to my big 6 year old.
You are smart, extremely sweet and sensitive, kindhearted, and funny.
Zachary, you make my heart smile!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Place both pieces of fabric A right sides together (that means the nice, printed sides together and the ugly sides facing out) and do the same with both pieces of fabric B. Stitch the right, bottom and left sides (not the top). (In the next photo, the sides marked with the scissors and ruler are the sides you would want to sew). Do this with both fabrics A and B.
Now grab the front and back of Fabric A and pull it apart, making the side seams and the bottom seams come together . Do this with fabrics A and B.
Sew down these new edges. Be sure that your seams are open and laying flat as you sew over them. Do this with Fabric A and B.
Now you will have 2 inside out bags with nice bottom edges. Leave one inside out and turn the other one right side out.
Stick the wrong side out bag into the correct one. Now turn the top of bag A down and in between the bags about one inch. Do the same with Bag B. Pin all the way around. Use LOTS of pins! I think it is helpful to start at the 2 side seams, and pin there, making sure they are flush with each other.
Pin the ends of the webbed handles in place, making sure they are even with each other on each side of the bag. Now sew all around the top of the bag! You are done!!!!
Please comment and be sure and let me know if you have another way of doing this. I know there are lots of ways to achieve the bottom edges of a tote and I am open to all ideas!
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Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
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