I found a bit of time during naps today to get one present done. Problem now, I don't have an 18 inch doll to try the dress on to make sure it fits. Here's hoping it does...I'll make one more and send them out.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
those socks, It is going to happen. I also have a new Alabama inspired skirt I'm working on as well. I'm also trying to make a dent in my most recent pile of library books... What are you working on these days? What should you be working on?
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
So I set some pretty lofty goals for myself and Easter gifts. Wednesday night I decided that I would make a dress and bloomers for my daughter (both from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing) and a pair of pants for my son. I learned a lot. I got frustrated, but I did it. Now let's hope they fit! I mean who needs measurements, really?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Another way to think of disposable is buying things that you don't take care of. I have a wonderful friend who loves thrifting, and she's amazing at it. But she treats everything she owns like crap, she says everything can be replaced for a quarter. It blew her mind when I bought something cheap and then treated it like gold. I love getting things cheap, I also like having things last a long time.
I'm not saying I reuse everything I should or could. I use disposable tissues because the idea of a hanky grosses me out, but not as much as it used to. I've been using cloth pads for a decade and used cloth diapers on my children (full disclosure my daughter has not been cloth diapered since the current living situation started). When I had my own house I used cloth napkins, and we still clean the kids up with washcloths after meals.
I think a lot these days about ways to save money. I'm trying to pay off some debt so my family can have their own space again. It seems to me, that one of the best ways is to buy good quality stuff, and less of it that will last longer. Maybe I am the crazy radical environmentalist my parents are always apologizing for.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
skirt I hope to complete before the end of this decade, it's from the sheets that were on the bed the first night I was a mama and had my little boy snuggled next to me. Yeah, I can be setimental, I also have the sheets from my daughter's first night, and I think I may use them for a dress! Yay crafting!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
1. Wonderful inlaws who are not only letting us live here practically for free but are providing free childcare as well.
2. A job that has a set schedule.
3. A little boy who tells me something different daily that he loves about me, today it was my armpit hair. Now how many people are told that someone loves their armpit hair?
4. A little girl who has started running!
5. My library card, I am thankful for libraries in general!