Thursday, September 24, 2009

Matchy Matchy

I almost finished the skirts for my nieces today and luckily they came over for a bit tonight and I was able to measure the elastic and finished them up! Then it was time for a photoshoot :)
They turned out perfect :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Did It Again!!!

Skirt #6 - I'm calling it the 'Rick Rack Skirt'
Mara wasn't too happy because I made her change and go outside for pictures. She was crying the whole time, but I was able to get a 'fake' smile out of her.
My niece Addi turned 6 yesterday and I made a skirt for her!!!! She's much taller then Mara, and I thought that I adjusted the length just right, but it turned out REALLY LONG! It's a good thing that she's so skinny and has more growing to do :) She loved it anyway!! Showing off that it twirls really well :) Two Cute Girls!
I think I'm done making skirts for Mara for awhile, unless I find fabric that I can't live without, because I have a bunch of other sewing projects that I want to work on. But I am making matching skirts (of the pink flowers) for Conli & Sawyer. I can't wait to see them all together.
But I am always willing to make some for friends!!! So just let me know ;)

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Crystal King

Xander has been wanting this Lego set for a few months. He does chores and gets money at the end of each week (about $1.50 on average). We went to Walmart a few weeks ago and asked him if he wanted to bring his money to get something. After counting it, he decided that he wanted to keep saving. Well, Toys R Us is doing a great sale on Legos this week (buy 2 get the 3rd free) so we picked up a few things for his birthday and got this one for him too. He was so excited for it, but we told him that he had to pay for it, even though he didn't get it at the store by himself. So we counted up his quarters, and added some dollar bills from Easter that we have been keeping for him, and he had exact change!!! I'm so proud of him for setting a goal and meeting it!! Yeah, this was only a $20 Lego set, but he knows that he earned it all by himself!!

Puddle Jumping

A week ago we had a fairly good storm come through and after dinner my mom went outside with Mara & Xander and did a little puddle jumping. Afterwards mom told me that it was refreshing!! I'm just excited for it to be fall soon. I don't much like winter, but I LOVE FALL!!

BTW: this is my 300th post :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm Going Skirt Crazy

My friend Andrea saw this skirt on a little girl and got the instructions on how to make it. So here's my finished product.
The instructions are on my craft blog. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ramey R&R

We were able to go to the cabin Saturday night and stay overnight with Karri & my mom. While there Pat put up the new sign for the entrance to the cabin. Here's Mara being a good helper.
Karri & Mara were skipping down the road and having a great time.
Pat with the finished product!!
Xander loves to build with the poker chips and it's usually the first thing he does when we get there.
He always comes up with the most interesting shapes.
Mara loves to eat apples but not the skin. She's so silly!!
Mara got ahold of the camera and took a ton of random pictures of the door, TV and other things. Here are some pics that actually turned out :)
A quick family picture at the end of the day.
The man I love :)
Within minutes of getting in the car the kids were OUT!!
It was so great to have a quiet trip home.
I love being able to go to our cabin but we haven't gone as much as we wanted to this year :( So we're planning on going a bunch more before the weather turns cold.
Let's hope it works out.

Zucchini Time

My mom planted zucchini this year and it's been coming out our ears!!
Good thing my kids like zucchini bread & baked zucchini!!
This one was by far the biggest one we got.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Skirt Tutorial

If you want to see the step-by-step tutorial for this 5 tier skirt click here.
(I don't know how much I'm going to be putting on that blog,
but you're welcome to check it out on occasion.)