Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Angel

My sweet angel arrived on 9-9-10. He was 9 lbs 7 oz and 19 inches long. I'm so incredibly happy, but needless to say I'm not getting much done. I'm okay with that for now and if I seem to be missing long than I was right before he came, I have a great reason.

My angel and I

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Car Seat Cover

I've been having sew (punny) much fun on my borrowed sewing machine lately! I guess one good point to being unemployed is that I have LOTS of time to get stuff done (I'm trying really hard to find the positive points here, please understand). My house is cleaner than it has been in forever. I've gotten so many projects done. I organized my soap room (pictures to come!). I've had some genius creative ideas. AND I've gotten to spend lots of time browsing the internet looking for crafty projects. Oh, and I've applied for so many jobs I can't keep up anymore.

I made my nursing cover and now I've made a car seat cover! I love it, it straps on the the carrier handle and it is fitted perfectly for the seat. So, I don't have to worry about him pulling a blanket off, a blanket being too big and hanging on the ground, or any other little problems. The biggest bonus? I picked out the material and it is exactly what we wanted! I also grabbed some other material that I couldn't resist, it has little blue and brown elephants on it and so I might make another.

Car seat cover closed. I followed the tutorial from Make it Do. I love her tutorials because she has sooo many pics to help.

What do you think, not bad for my first try!

Cover open, I like the brighter pattern on the inside for him to look enjoy.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Soap Class!

I taught my very first soap class to two very fun women. Thanks to Deidre and Jory for coming over and letting me teach you about soapmaking! We had so much fun and they were full of great questions. It was really nice to get to share information and talk soap. Most people aren't that interested in the soap making process. They may love my soap, but they don't really want to know how I did it.

My students were just awesome and their soap looks so good! I'm delivering it to them tomorrow and I hope they are as excited as I am. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures, but we had lots of fun and I hope they take what they learned and make lots of fun soap!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

One Track Mind

I'll admit it; lately, I've had a completely one track mind! I just can't stop myself. I made a list of all the things I just HAVE to get done for my little Stoney gets here and the list IS NOT GETTING SHORTER.

Of course, that couldn't be because I keep thinking of things to add, but that is beside the point.

Apparently, this is completely normal and is called nesting. You know, when people tell you about nesting, this is not what I imagined. My house is definitely cleaner and I thought it would end there, but apparently not. I've also insisted that we repaint our bedroom and both the bathrooms, I've gone through the ENTIRE house and send loads of stuff to Goodwill, I've rearranged the garage, and starting making stuff for the baby (and planning stuff for me)! This was not in any of the pregnancy books.
Nursing cover I made from a pattern I found @ Prudent Baby. I love the little peek-a-boo feature at the top!

The plus side for my business is that I've done a lot of work on stuff for baby. I have a lotion, powder, balm, massage oil, and diaper spray. I'm just waiting on my last few labels and then it will be released! On the down side, that is about all I've gotten done. Oh well, I will come to learn balance.

So, the biggest news...if little Stoney doesn't get here sooner, he will be here Thursday! So, if I thought I had a one track mind before, I wonder what it will be like after. Probably sleepy!