Thoughts, out loud, that probably should of been left inside my head....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Can Sew!

I know you're waiting for a post on K.T. and I promise, I'm working on that. But in the meantime, here's a preview of what I've been working on while K.T. has been sleeping during the day.

My sister-in-law, Lauren, gave me this awesome rag quilt at one of my baby showers. I have used that thing so much. Mainly I've used it as a car seat tent to cover K.T. during bad weather. I've gotten a ton of compliments on it and one day decided I should disect it to see how this person made it.

So I made one. It was horrible. So I made another. And it got better. Since then, I've made three more. I just gave one to my friend Sarah, who is expecting her baby boy Connor at the end of April. I also just gave two of them to some yoga friends for their babies.

They are fairly simple to make, I have to admit. And, this poses no challenge on my sewing skills, as I know how to sew a straight line. But anyway, wanted to share!

Here's the second one I made - loved the fabric, but the fraying was too large. I have since made another with this fabric and it turned out so much better.

Here's the one I made for Connor. My third try, and oh so much better. I actually LOVED this one and the fabric as well.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Two to Three

I've noticed a trend now that I'm a mama to a newborn...

I used to sleep through the night, now I wake up every
2-3 hours

Seems like Jeff's day now beings between
2:00 and 3:00 am

I used to do laundry every weekend, and now it seems I do
2-3 loads in a day

I used to be anal about checking my mail, now I check it every
2-3 days

The average time for me to return a phone call right now, seems to be
2-3 days (if you're lucky!)

I'm lucky if I get a shower in every
2-3 days

I used to be really anal about cleaning my house, but now I'm lucky if I can vacuum every
2-3 weeks!

And if you ask, we're not having another kid for
2-3 years!