Saturday, October 31, 2009

Window Shopping

For some reason I'm smitten with dresses lately...
I usually don't like prints, but boy are these FUN!
(found at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lunch Goodies

I had an ETSY order this week for some fun lunch bags and matching napkins from a momma for her daughters (what a great gift idea!):
(the inside has ProCare lining and the seams are sealed; dimensions = ~ 9" wide x 10" tall x 2" bottom)

I've made a few of these before and have been meaning to make one for Sydney to bring to school....

Now she's got one!
I added a snap to the strap so she can attach it onto her backpack if it happens to be too filled up from odds and ends from school. She loves it :) Now I think Ben will need one for his outings with Dad!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Being Thrifty (or cheap?)

Here's the scoop- we live in NH and it's pretty darned cold here about half the year. When you have babies, it can be tricky to keep them warm (yet safe) at night - that's why we all love sleep sacks!  The problem, though, is that they don't make them past the XL size (~ 31")... if you're like me and don't feel comfortable letting your kids use blankets until they are ~ 18 months old, you can be out of luck if you have a big kid.  We have big kids - I'm talking 99th percentile kids... (I think I have Miracle Grow in my breast milk :))

When Sydney grew out of all of the sleep sacks we had, I made her one and she loved it. Baby #2 (Ben) used the same bag every night and loved it as well.  Baby #3... well, I can't seem to find the sleeper (imagine that.... not being able to find one article of clothing in the bazillion boxes of baby clothes I have upstairs), and given that THIS IS OUR LAST BABY (I swear!) I didn't want to buy something new.  So I cut up the bottom of the one that he just grew out of and added about 8 or so more inches of some scrap fleece to it. Also added a little RED SOX logo thingy at the upper left part of the sleeper - couldn't resist :)

Now he can roll and grow to his little heart's content, and I can sleep a little more soundly at night :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Waiting for Dada

My little guy has a thing for my big guy (and his truck) :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! (and winner is announced)

Howdy everyone! Hope you're staying warm.... I feel like winter is going to slam down on us tomorrow and scare the unfallen leaves off the trees a bit prematurely. What happened to fall? I think we had about a whole 2 weeks of it :( I guess we should be grateful for at least that...

Anyways, as most of you know, it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! When I spotted this fabric (see pic below), I knew some bags needed to be made with it.  I posted a Small and Large Wet Bag set in my ETSY shop this AM and 10% of the proceeds of the sale of this set will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Need a different size? Drop me a line and I can make what you need :)

Small (9" x 7")

Large (14" x 14")

I absolutely love the positive words scattered throughout this fabric - I call it "Inspiration Birds" :)

Oh! I also need to thank you guys for the fantastic recipes posted in the Slow Cooker post - my family thanks you as well :) I have printed them out and will start using them this week I hope- I'll let you know how they turn out!

As for the winner of the draw..... the random # generator computed Lucky # 13!!!
The veggie lasagna sounds AWESOME!
Thanks to everyone who participated! :) Kris

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Mornin' everyone! Just a quick reminder that today is your last chance to submit your yummy Slow Cooker recipe to THIS BLOG POST for your chance to win a Large Almond Sparrows Wet Bag! I just printed up all of the recipes that have been submitted thus far - can't wait to start cookin'!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Unexpected Visitor

I started off the morning trying to get ready before the kids got up - baseball hat, jeans, shirt, raincoat - DONE! (I don't even bother to try and shower before getting out of the house most days).  I then stopped for a minute and listened... the rain that pounded the windows all morning had stopped! Yey! But wait a minute... what's that white stuff coming down from the sky - SERIOUSLY?! SNOW?!  Back into the closet went the raincoat and out came the winter coat ...

When I came downstairs with the kids, Sydney was beside herself with excitement... she ran to the back room, looked out side and saw our poor little wheely cow out there:

"Momma! Cow is cold!"
"Yep, Syd, I bet you're right... he's covered in snow!"

Poor little thing :( By the time I got to him to clean him off this AM he was completely covered. Got to remember to keep him inside!

He's not the only one caught off guard...

After a tough summer of trying to grow, this lily finally bloomed last week...

And this dahlia... well, I don't think she'll ever have the chance to show her beautiful face...

Here's to warmer thoughts for tomorrow! :)

Friday, October 09, 2009

Let's get sewing!

Ready to get some holiday sewing done?!

Stacy and I are giving a double thumbs-up to the PAJAMA Sew-Along idea for October and November. Please join us and submit your WIP pics and Finished Project pics to our Flickr site by Nov 30th for your chance to win  a new copy of the soon-to-be-released ONE YARD WONDERS and some yummy fabric from my stash (only finished products are eligible for the drawing).  I'm sure I'll be posting some questions there as well - garment sewing is not quite my forte...

As for other odds and ends, I recently found a new fabric company that has some gorgeous fabrics: STUDIO E fabrics...

The bag below is made from fabrics in the FLOURISH collection and it just screams Fall to me! I just posted it in my Etsy shop HERE.

I also REALLY like this fun black and white print!

One of my friends just stopped by to pick up some goodies that I made for her daughter - 5 cloth napkins, 3 XS bags (snack bags) and 3 small bags. I loved trying out some new fabrics (check out the cute ducks)!

Off to tend to the kiddos - just had a golden 15 minutes when they were all napping at the same time.
Quite blissful on a Friday afternoon :)
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Beep! Beep! and UFO's :(

Happy Fall everyone! I need to take some pictures up before we have leaf off - the colors are amazing!

So... um, about the UFO thing - nope, I don't have any cool space themed fabric to share. I'm referring to my sew-along project... it's officially being added to my UnFinished Objects pile. So sad :( I thought I would have finished it, but just couldn't - maybe this winter?  Stacy is in the same boat as me - and looking at the lack of posts in the Flickr album, we think you guys are too!

What do you all think of the idea of making Pajamas for an Oct/Nov sew-along?!

October is National Pajama Month (who knew?! - Stacy filled me in on that one!) and I sure need some new flannel jammies. Sydney also already picked out a pattern for her nightgown, so I think we're definitely in! Let us know what you think!
As for a prize, we're thinking of:
(1) a copy of the yet-to-be-released ONE YARD WONDERS book, and
(2) some yummy fabric!

As for the Beep! Beep!...

 hee hee :) You can find this little guy HERE :)

Off to finish up some new bags - hopefully I can post them tomorrow!
PS: Don't forget to post a slow cooker recipe on my last post for a chance to win a large almond sparrows wet bag!