Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stuff...yeah I know I changed the title

Just wanted to share a project I finished a week ago and one that is in the works.

First to the finished project...Qwerky Tools Pocket Diaper.
 With a super buttery soft suede inner that I salvaged from an old pillow case I hated.

I actually bought the PUL pre-cut from Amy Sipes, she has a page on Diaper Swappers  WAHM page. Her machine broke so she sent me this cover pre-cut with the FOE to make a cover with but I decided I wanted a pocket instead...and I love it!!! It fits Michael so well that I traced the diaper...granted this is much harder once the diaper is sewn but there a few changes I'm making so it doesn't really matter, I'm making it narrower between the legs, but I love the rise so I'm keeping that. I'm thinking of trying to make it a side snap diaper instead but I need to find a pattern first so I know how the measurements basically work. Or I'll just take one of the two in my stash out of rotation for a while and study it/trace it...hmmm. Any way....to continue.

 My newest project does not have pictures yet. But it is a fitted with the new pattern altered from the diaper above...we will see how it turns out. The fabric is white cotton flannel with black antique keys all over it...love it! I have enough scraps for a newborn/small fitted, might even make it a pocket fitted, I'll either sell the small or save it as a gift. Haven't decided that either.

Have a good night Y'all!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What's on your fridge? Mine has life abundant!

So Kim at Dirty Diaper Laundry has prompted other bloggers to tell or rather show what is on their fridge. Mine...well lets just say it is full of life...


 There wasn't enough room in my kitchen for a full view so I'm giving it in 2 sections.
Starting from the top:
Medicine and vitamins, my electric griddle/grill, oats, vegetable oil that I use for sugar scrubs recipe's that I got from In Between Laundry, and my husbands Red Line. What you can't see on top...a hand crank wheat grinder, tortilla press, and waffle maker.
Business cards from KAMsnaps, and O'Natural Shea Products, an events calender for Women Getting Real, a 3 year old Christmas card from my cousin, a thank you card from a friend who just had a baby,
and a Duck Duck Goose car magnet. Ccccaaaachink (insert the sound that an old type writer makes when going back to the left).
a picture of my cousin around 9 months old when I watched her, a picture of another cousin she has such sweet rosy cheeks, my dads old business card from the business he closed when his shoulders had to be replaced, the picture of a mission family my old church supports business card from my apartment, Christmas card from a newly married (at the time) couple of childhood friends, a poster from The Unhindered Encounter 2.0 a women's event that happened 9 months ago...amazing event! a couple of pictures drawn by Gabriel. Cccccaaaaachink
The engagement picture of a friend of mine, prom pictures with my near sister, a picture of my aunt and her granddaughter, a cat with 4 magnetic paws that is hanging of for dear life lol, Cccccaaaachink
A picture of my grandparents taken about 4 years ago, a picture of Gabriel at 4 months old, a picture of my near sister and her mother from about 8 years ago, a business magnet, a pic of Gabriel at Chuck-E Cheese, a business magnet from the maternity center where the boys were born, a picture of my nephew.
On the right side not pictured is a heavy duty magnet hook that I have layered 3 aprons, an apron full of cloths pins, and a burlap sack of grocery bags.
On the Left side a recipe from the Bread Beckers, and Sunday School artwork.


 Ok again from the top:
a picture of my mom and Gabriel at Chuck-E Cheese, a leap frog magnet with alphabet magnets that I bought for $4 at a yard sale, a picture of Gabriel the day he was born, a picture of Gabriel and me, the day he was born, ccccaaaachink
an emergancy contact number magnet I haven't filled out yet because my parents are the only ones who watch Gabriel, more LF magnets, the remnents of a wooden alphebet magnet set, a picture of me and Gabriel at Chuck-E Cheese 2 months before Michael was born, cccccaaachink
a moving company magnet a fish Gabriel helped William cut out, a picture of my aunt and her husband about 6 years old, cccaaachink
a fish Gabriel and I cut out and glued, a page from a Cars big pages coloring pad painted by Gabriel can you guess his favorite color? Ccccaaaachink
craft project from church.

So that is my fridge full of abundant life...it is messy, and I love it. What does your fridge look like?
 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Newly Finished Projects

I just finished a couple of projects! I'm so pleased with these.
First is a pair of pants I made for Gabriel...from a tutorial by Dana at MADE
Here is the finished project~

I can't convince Gabriel to pose for me at the moment...he can be camera shy at times :-)

I've also finished a pair of fleece longies and a pair of 'boot' slippers for Michael.


Michael was a little more cooperative...a little this was the least blurry of them all...lol...he kept trying to grab the camera.
The pants are a little long in the torso...lol, but I wanted to make sure they lasted all winter and would easily cover a bulky night time diaper!
I love them! They are so cute!
 I'm rather proud of my accomplishments! I just finished costume "armor boot covers" from a Simplicity pattern. Gabriel has been anxiously awaiting these for a few weeks.