Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August comes to a close.

We cleared about half of the wood/ metal rubbish that was left behind on our property when we moved in. We still have plenty to clean out though.

Haven my little baby boy, quickly becoming an independent little man.

We ripped out the living room carpet. I found it creepy imagining the mystery germs left behind. On top of that it had plenty of visible stains. :)

I revamped one of Justin's older Dress shirts just because I liked it and was in an odd mood. :)
Here is a beautiful pic my girly took of me in it. hehehe

I was in a pin cushion swap with the girls over at The Homeschool Lounge.

This is the one I mailed out

This is what I received in return.

 It is awesome and I have already started filling it up and using it. :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A new look!

With many thanks to Weregoose from KOL for helping this HTML inept Lady!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For Taiah

Happy 8th Birthday Taiah! We Miss you and Love you. Eat something sweet, dance to some good music, and give your family lots of hugs from us. :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some Summertime Simplicity

Finding Nature in the everyday! Caleb was amazed at this "beautiful butterfly" he found in the Costco Parking lot. :) Followed by a brown moth he found which sadly flew away before I snapped a pic.

Beautiful Girl on a very sunny day at the park, they were protecting the fort from something or other?
Playing in the Baby Whale. Gotta love Kaylin and her dancin skills. hehehe
Hmmmmm what's this?
Oops we need some Oxy Clean STAT
Hanging with the Cousins, and this is what I get when I tell 6 kids to smile. :)

Summer Free time is winding down as I prep for school starting on the 6'th. Of course I am trying to focus on the day to day beauty and remember not to worry to much about tomorrow. Prayer for the upcoming school year would be a blessing as this momma is imperfect and I need God's perfection on a day to day basis to carry me through.

Matthem 6:27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Happy Birthday Kamdenn!

Happy 1st Birthday K!


Happy Birthday To You!
                                      Splashing                                      Is that Candy?
                                                     Still looking for candy. :)
The Cozy Coupe

Friends always Share

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fun with paint and some sewing too :)

Found a fun project over at Filth Wizardry and so we decided to give it a try. :)

Here Evangeline is practicing some ironing skills. :)

Painting her fabric

Hanging it to dry in the sun

The finished skirt

Timmy trying to decide what to draw
Timmy in his shorts

We had a lot of fun and so far the clothes seem to be holding up well. We shall see how they do after a couple washings. hehehe

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Curtains and more :)

Just to have a nice record for my sewing challenge this month I will be attempting to post a pic of each of my projects from the month.

A set of curtains that are for a friend. Already gave them away and sadly the only pic I took is very dark :(

I made 2 sets of John Dear Curtains for a babies room. A friends not mine :)
Also serged a cute extra piece of farm fleece I had for the baby.

Serged a huge batch of Bandanas for a big family B-day party we had this last weekend. We had a blast on a scaventure hunt and each team had it's own bandana color to wear.

Made some tiny little newborn headbands for a friend. Hoping her little one will fit them and they aren't too small or too big.

Sewed 2 valances for Grandma Ardels playroom. Was gonna use veggie tale fabric but the kids voted for the monsters.

Did not have to buy one thing for any of these projects which is awesome. Love curtains easy and fun!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Simple sewing

The girls over at the Homeschool Lounge have started up a group for us who like to sew. :) They are kicking off August with a little bit of a friendly sewing challenge. We get points for any and everything we sew this month. Of course we lose points if we have to buy any fabric. hehehe Perfect challenge for me as I already have an overabundance of fabric that I need motivation to transform into something less sheet like.

So here is a little Simple Skirt How To. :) Or More like a simple How I made a skirt.

Step 1. 5 Quarter fats that I purchased ages ago folded in half. (Ummm yes I rarely use an iron)

Step 2. I cut them all on the open side at a slight angle from bottom to top. These are still folded over.

Step 3. Sew them end to end. I actually serged them together but regular sewing would work too.

Step 4. Turn inside out and sew ends together. (Now its a huge circle of fabric)

Step 5, 6, and 7. Serge top and bottom or roll hem. Then fold down top and sew to create a tube for stringing the elastic through. I cut the elastic to just fit my girls waist this way there is a ton of stretch so she can wear this skirt for a long time.

I used FOE simply because I have tons of it and the contest is about using up our stashes. Regular elastic would work fine as well. I also sewed a bit of lace on the bottom hem simply because I had it in the stash. :) You could easily use ribbon, lace, or nothing at all on the bottom hem.

As I sat and looked at my bible today I noticed my cover was rather bland. So here it is with my new embellishment. :) Simple yet fun. Just the kind of embroidery project I can actually finish.

Check back for more of my August sewing. I am always a fan of encouragement and friendly challenge. :)