Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bits and Pieces

After being snowed in for 4 days with two sick kids, I'm glad to report that the sun is shining, the snow is melting and both of my sick boys are on the mend! Sam is back to his sweet self, and Henry is almost there. Right now, they're both going on hour 2 of their nap, so life is good!

Over our snow filled holiday, I wasn't able to get a lot of sewing done. All Henry wanted to do for 4 days was lie down with me and watch cartoons. While I was happy to oblige and have the forced quiet time, I'm definitely antsy to get creative again.

I was able to get a little bit done, but I came to a stopping point on several projects...and because of the weather, I couldn't run out to Joann's to get what I needed to finish. But, here's a little peek at what I've been doing lately.

First, as always, are the aprons.

I still need to buy Velcro to attach the towels, but otherwise I've got two of each of the three aprons made. A good start! My goal is to make two a month until September, when I will hopefully be participating in one of the largest local craft shows in Flower Mound. Since I've already got 6 (almost) done, I'm well on my way.

I've made a small change to my design. I added a 'D ring' so that the neck strap would be adjustable.

This adds to the cost of each apron, but I think it will be worth it. I think with the adjustable neck strap, they will be fit a wider range of people. Men, teens, women, etc. I've got a ton more fabric, and some great ideas for iron-on transfers using my awesome Silhouette.

What is a Silhouette, you ask? Only the coolest thing EVER! It's a little machine, similiar to the Cricut that cuts paper, vinyl, iron-on transfers and fabric. I'm in heaven. I started with paper, in case I messed up, and have been organizing the house.

When I showed my husband the new laundry labels, he said "I know where our laundry goes!" True...but now it's cuter!

I moved on to the adhesive vinyl, which was a little tricky. Hopefully with more practice I'll get better at applying it.

The one thing I actually completed over the break was this little bag for Sam.

Henry got a monogrammed bag for his birthday from his aunt, and he LOVES it. He puts all his favorite books in it and carries them around the house. Any time Sam tried to use it, Henry gets really angry. So now Sam has his own book bag. I wish I had made the straps brown, but otherwise I'm happy with how his little bag turned out. Perfect for trips to the library!!

I was finally able to venture out to Joann's today, so hopefully I'll have my Recycled Receiving Blanket tutorial done and posted soon.

Stay warm and safe!

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how they "know" where the laundry goes, yet we still find things to pick up and put there every week, right? lol! Cute labels though. (Hopping by from the The Girl Creative Blog Hop)