Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hollah!

We are done painting Naomi's room! It took forever and lots of math but we are done! And here it is!!
From 2010


Are we great or what? The argyle is just on these two walls, the other two walls are the grey that is above and below the argyle section. Now we can start moving her stuff in and making it look like a real room! yay!

And here is a cute picture of the girls.
From 2010


Our backyard was full of giant weeds and scary stuff so they never went out there. Brian went out two weekends ago and purchased a lawn mower and mowed it all down. So they spent the evening out there sitting on the cement making wishes on the one star that was out that evening. They sat there and watched the sun go down. It was very cute! If you look closely you can see the there were still tons of pointy weed stems sticking out of the ground so they did not want to go running around in it yet. Last weekend Brian tilled up the whole thing and soon we'll get around to putting down the sod! That will be nice!

Monday, June 21, 2010

More baby blankets and tutus.

This is pretty much my life right now. Baby blankets and tutus! I am in the nesting phase but everything I need to nest involves moving big things or painting little details or large rooms so I am pretty much in the wait for Brian to help me on every little thing phase and its annoying!! So that leaves me to baby blankets and tutus. I am going to start making flower clips soon but I want to finish up the sewing I have before purchasing a bunch of flowers and headbands etc. Today, we are lucky enough to have Brian out buying our lawn mower so he can finally mow down the huge weeds we have growing in our backyard so the girls will be able to play out there again! yay! He is encouraged to do this because I said if he does it he can purchase the grill he wants for his Father's Day present. Its a shame, I know, he has to work to get his present! We have still not finished putting together a single room in the whole house. Each room is waiting for something in another room to get done before organizing or setting stuff up so its like a giant construction zone here. I know, i know I only have 56 more days until Bianca is born. I keep reminding Brian that we have to start picking up the pace! So once we get a whole room finished I will post pictures! I need for it all to start coming together! I hate being unorganized like this! Anyway, here are some blankets I made and tutus I made for the girls. I am seriously considering selling the tutus, but I won't be able to start that until a bit after Bianca is born. But I still love seeing all the colors possibilities!!
From 2010

So you probably think, "oh another Gwen doesn't smile picture", but in reality this is her Project Runway modeling pose! I don't know where she gets these things, but they crack me UP!
From Sewing
From Sewing
From Sewing
From Sewing

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I am into Pink, Ya think?

Naomi's Curtains: First time sewing EVER! Whew! I was proud and very excited! My friend Janine helped me buy what I needed to get started and showed me some of the basics of operating the machine. It seriously sat in my living room for weeks because I was terrified and overwhelmed about using it. I had no idea where to begin. I went to Joanns about 4 times and just walked around slack jawed because I was overwhelmed. Thank goodness she was so willing to help! Its really not scary at all once you operate the machine and figure out what the parts do! So these curtains are just pink so it looks like a blob of fabric but the material was so easy to work with and made the edges look better than I think I really did.
From Sewing
Gwen's curtains: I wanted to get these hung up and take pictures of the whole project, but here is the basic idea of it. It will hang and be all white in the middle with the black edging. I had no idea how to really use the binding so I made it up. I watched some how-to's since so next time should be better.
From Sewing

First Blanket: I love chenille! I think that this is quite a muted look for me. I really love doing the blankets. They are so easy to do. The hardest part for me in blankets is cutting. Any tips on cutting to make my corners squared up properly? I want to cut better!
From Sewing

From Sewing

Second Blanket: I love this one. My girls are historically hot babies so thinner blankets are important for us. Naomi picked the star stitch for the border. She is very excited about the borders!
From Sewing
From Sewing

Third Blanket: I am in LOVE with this one! First of all, its soft EVERYWHERE, secondly its hot hot pink, and third, I think I did pretty good with it considering the stretching fabric. I am glad that I remembered to use the walking foot on the outer edging because I forgot on the inner sewing and that was difficult and frustrating.
From Sewing
From Sewing

Burp Cloth: I did this today in 5 minutes and it was a bust. It doesn't look so bad from a distance and its still useful, but goodness I messed up about 400 times on it! So never look closely at it! I will do better next time. I think I got carried away with the ease of it and forgot to pay attention to some important factors.
From Sewing

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Spy

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Found it!

I finally found a connector thing so I can download pictures again. You would think with all of this time passing I would have tons of pictures - but I don't! I haven't taken many. I stink! I will have to make up for it. SO here are some from the past few months.

Naomi fell asleep like this and didn't want to be moved.
From 2010

This is how Gwen eats her bagels! Cracks me up!
From 2010

I just made these tutus for them! I love them!
From 2010