Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring colors

Spring is finally in full bloom around here!  The wasps and lizards are out, but more importantly, so are the flowers!  And thankfully, I've been feeling much more human lately, so I've been out enjoying it and finally getting some things done.  I've even been so caught up on housework lately that I've been able to enjoy some other activities again.

So in order to keep my itch manageable, I had to break out some more fabric.  I decided to go with another Baby Travel Bag.  I don't think I've talked about that here yet, but it's a design I came up with when the bags I had weren't big enough when I was traveling with Scooch.  I didn't want a bag for diapers, a bag for toys and a bag for food.  So I took some of the features of the bags I liked most and combined them into one, gigundo bag.  Here is the first one I made.

So many people liked them, I decided to sell them.  Unfortunately, right around the same time, we decided to sell our house, and well, I make such a mess when I sew, all my stuff got packed up to show the house.  And so, in spite of the mess it makes (I'm such a rebel!), I am again sewing full force, leaving a flurry of threads and fabric fluff in my wake.  Check out the bags that are to come!  Each bag will be two prints; the top print is the outer fabric, the one under it is it's lining.

So I have 4 bags in the works right now!  Keep an eye on my Etsy shop for finished bags.  I'm so excited to be working on these again!  Oh, and a little secret, I'm going to be working on a little something for my iPod too.  If it turns out well, you might see some of those in my shop too!  No promises of course, we'll just have to see how it goes...

And now onto Spring!  Even though I've been really good about keeping things in order in the house lately, the outside of the house is a different story.  We haven't had the lawn mowed since it started growing again, but so far the only things that are growing are wildflowers, and who wants to cut those down??  It looks so pretty and Scooch loves squatting down and touching (read: picking) them all.  So for now our neighbors will just have to put up with the meadow in the neighborhood.  Don't worry folks, we'll be gone soon!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Productive Day!

So now that I'm feeling so much better, I can't seem to sit down for long.  My mother-in-law came on Monday and Tuesday and cleaned the house for me.  Boy did it need it.  I hadn't even vacuumed in over a month (GROSS).  I felt a little bad that she still came with me feeling so much better, but she got it back to where it should always be so hopefully I can maintain it now.  And seriously, she deserves a medal for braving our bathrooms and floors the way they were.  I should have at least provided her with a Hazmat suit or something.

So today, while Scooch was having lunch, I vacuumed the tile again (it's amazing how much dirt Mr. R brings in with his many trips out to smoke...), and cleaned the windows that Scooch can reach (I almost needed a chisel for that).  Then while he napped, I ate lunch, mopped the floors (my MIL just swiffered, which would normally be fine, but when they hadn't been cleaned in so long, they needed to be SCRUBBED), and then I made a bag!  I've been wanting to make this bag for a while, but with our house on the market, sewing was just out of the question unless I could complete an entire project in one sitting.  That's just what I did today!

It's the Lickety Split bag from Made By Rae.  I love her blog, and she makes the best stuff.  This definitely was a lickety split project as I was able to complete it all during naptime.  I wanted to have a new bag for Scooch.  He's a little big for a diaper bag now, but sometimes when we go out for more than a couple hours, he still requires some stuffs.  So now I have a super cool bag just for his stuffs.  And it's big enough for toys too which is the best part!  And I love the tie strap so I can tie it to whatever is close by to keep it near me.

I know the browns don't match, but I really don't care.  I love the way the two prints look together.  Busy, but not too busy for me.  Anyway, in case it hadn't come across yet, I love this bag *grin*.  Then when Scooch got up from his nap, we went outside and went for a walk.  I haven't decided what's on the agenda for this evening yet.  I might need to dig out another small sewing project.  I don't think my itch was sufficiently scratched today.


Oh, and it's reversible too!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh the Pains of Spring...?

One day last week we had some really warm weather.  Scooch had played outside most of the morning and like most boys, needed a change of clothes for the afternoon.  His room stays pretty warm, so I put him in a shortall to sleep, and then left it on after his nap.  This was the first time he'd worn shorts this year, and apparently had a hard time getting used to them...

Usually moments like this I miss because my camera is too far away and by the time I retrieve it, the moment has long passed.  This time, I got lucky.  I'm sure he'll appreciate that when he's about 16. *smile*

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hungry Boy

Today for lunch, I decided to give Scooch all his favorites.  He gets to eat them all himself, with no help, and really enjoys it.  I know when he really really likes something because he doesn't make a sound.  Scooch is rarely silent, so when he is, you know something good has captured his attention.  Well, I started chopping away, and the plate was soon full of food.  A regular, adult-sized plate.  I chuckled to myself and then quickly snapped a photo, just in case.  I figured I would eat what he didn't.

To my surprise, 30 minutes later, this is what the plate looked like:

Nothing was on the floor, nothing was on his tray.  It was all in that little belly of his.  10 short minutes later, he drank a full bottle of milk before going down for his nap.  My sweet, hungry, growing boy.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Catch up

I have some catching up to do.  Over thar on the right, you'll see one of the excuses for my lack of blogging lately.  *grin*  Yes, we are expecting.  R2, as we loving refer to the plum-sized bebe right now.  This pregnancy has not been kind to me.  Scooch was a breeze so I was sorely surprised when this one has had me ill and exhausted for the past 7-8 weeks.  Luckily I am feeling much better the past couple days, so I'm trying to play catch-up in all the areas I've been slacking in lately (and oh, there are sooo many). 

I've completed a couple of knitting projects, however I still need to take finished photos of those.  I now have a very nice pair of socks that don't fit into any of my shoes, drrrrt.  I also have a beautiful sweater that I still haven't worn because I never wear nice clothes anymore being that I a) play with a messy toddler all day and b) am quickly growing out of my normal clothes.  Double drrrrt.  A project I thought I would never finish, a shawl, I love, and actually do wear.  I intended it as a wear-around-the-house type thing, and I actually do wear it that way, so Yay!!  Now I'm working on a pair of slippers.  I don't love working with the yarn so far (Berroco Suede), but we'll see how it goes.  Nice thing is I can stop after the first one if I don't like them.  You can check out all my projects in more detail on Ravelry, and that's where I'll post photos as well.