Saturday, June 16, 2007

Gone for a while

I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted. Work has kept me extremely busy and probably will for another month.

On the craft side I helped the babysitter make a big footed bunny for her baby sister. Last night I worked on creating a wall hanging for Bonnie's room. Once I'm finished I'll post it. I'm so happy with how it turned out because this is the first of any type of quilting I've ever done. It turned out alright but I know quite a few things I will do differently next time. That's it for now. As usual I am so limited on any creative time do to work and family. I can't wait for work to slow down a bit and for me to have a little more free time.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My little girl

We have so much fun with our little Bonnie. Her manners and sillinessr make us laugh long after she's gone to bed for the night.

Yesterday we moved all of the office furniture off the front porch to the front room while soem workers adjust the level of the floor on the office/porch. This means Bonnie has access to all the files that are at her height. So last night Jay and I were working on some documents together at my computer. All of the sudden we hear a rustling of paper and a rip. We both turned around and ask Bonnie what she was doing with the paper. When she hears we've noticed she is doing something she shouldn't she throws her hands up in the air and runs away giggling. Now how are we supposed to discipline someone who is so darn cute when she gets in trouble.

I finally finished a simple dress for Bonnie. I had some extra fabric so I made her a little bag to carry her books with. I really love how it turned out.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

One Project Done

Tonight I headed over to a friend's for a baby shower. We really had a great time and the cake was good. I just love cake so any chance to have a piece of cake you'll find me there.

I have been working hard on the presents for tonight's gifts and I am so happy how they turned out. I say I've been working hard because I don't really ever have much free time and when I do all I want to do is create stuff.
So back to the gifts. I got this was a great idea and so I went with it. I thought maybe I should add some bibs too. So this is what I ended up with.

Making the bibs were a big learning experience because I have never truly quilted before. I bib with the hippos worked out great but I had a tough time with the second bib. I think it all came down to the fact that the fabric was stretchy and I'm not used to that. But thankfully nobody noticed that tonight and she loved the gift.

Friday, May 4, 2007

On Being Mommy

When I gave birth to Bonnie I was really scared because I didn't know the first thing about being a mom. Now that Bonnie is 17 months old I feel I have a much better handle on the situation. I also never had any clue that spending time with Bonnie would become more and more fun as time went on.

Yesterday we went out to play in the yard with scooter and it was so much fun.

One of her favorite things to do is walk Scooter. While we were outside we found those seeds that when I was a kid we called helicopters. These seeds you hold up with your arm and then let them free fall. When the helicoters fall they twist in circles. Bonnie got such a kick out me showing her this that she kept playing and playing with the helicopters. I really enjoyed just watching her giggle and clap at how well she had done. While we were playing I realized all the wonderful memories Bonnie brings back to me about my childhood.
I'm the young sister here with my older sister Jeni. I can't even begin to talk about all the fun we had as kids - we were a very large family. I remember many forts being built and destroyed. Another fond memory is all the birthday parties we had for our family. I could go on but with seven kids there just tends to be so many wonderful memories.

Well on that note have a great weekend. I'm finishing up Bonnie's first sundress and maybe starting on a second. I do have some gifts I have to finish up for baby showers for next week. Looks like it will be a busy crafting weekend.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

not much here

I unfortunately have not been up to doing very much at all craft wise. Last Saturday instead of working on the sundress for Bonnie like I had planned I called my sister up and we went shopping. I had such a good time. It was so wonderful and nice to take time out to see my sister. My sister and I live just far enough apart that it makes it tough to see each other sometimes.

I do plan on finishing Bonnie's sundress this week. I also have a few deadlines on needing to make some baby gear. I have a baby shower to attend next week and luckily she is having a boy. I also wanted to make something for my cousin who just had a baby boy. Luckily, I bought three yards of this cute baby boy fabric at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and now I have a chance to use it. I have no idea what to make but this is such a cool idea I think I might try it and then make a matching bib.

Other than that I am excited to see Sally's shop open today. I can't wait to see what is for sale.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Portland Fun

Our little family took a much needed vacation to Portland last weekend. We started out by visiting the Japanese Gardens. They were so beautiful and we really enjoyed it. The only setback is if you have toddlers they really don't have free range to run anywhere they please. But I think we did a pretty good job of keeping her entertained.

Then we visited Langlitz Leathers. They were so nice to us. We picked up some cold weather gloves for our Scooter Riding. They really treated us so nicely and we had a great time at their place. Then it was down the street to Ptown Scooters. Again they were super friendly and let little Bonnie run crazy around the store. I just can't believe how utterly nice everyone in Portland is.

The next day it was off to more shopping. Did I mention I had a great time! Out first stop was here and it was so fun. I picked up this
and these fabrics.
Then it was off to this market. We ate lunch here and I picked up three Japanese books.
Then we headed off to Bolt. Probably my favorite part of the trip. I have never seen such a wonderful selection of fabric as I did in Bolt. I could of purchased the entire store. I started off with this selection
Then I moved onto purchasing this group
And lastly these two pieces of fabric.
All in all we had so much fun. It was such a great trip and I'd do it a million times over again.

Monday, April 23, 2007

New Site

I've created this blog so I can preview all of my current projects. Also to keep family updated as to my family and to have all around fun.