Sunday, January 20, 2008

Parker here we come

I am getting totally excited about going to Parker, AZ on the 31st. There is an off road race, Parker 425 (or something) and we get to go!!
Last year I was excited for other reasons, my dear friend lived there, but since she moved its a reason to go camping! Camping, ha, more like living in a GREAT trailer for a couple days, or playing house in the desert. I am totally stoked!!!
I think I might even bring my sewing machine!

Friday, January 11, 2008

My baby's legs.

This all started when I ran out of disposable diapers.
We are to the point in our lives that we are broke. Not that we don't have things taken care of, and we are definitely not hungry. But right now, to buy diapers would be too much. I say this, to tell you that the babe has diapers, the cloth, and I thank the Lord for that. I am very satisfied that I have SOMETHING to put her in. It's really nice, she is extra cushy!

The biggest and lame drawback to cloth is putting clothes on the bottom half of her body. With a disposable, tights or leggings fit nicely and kept her warm. If I were to put the same over the cloth diaper, it would get wet also and sort of defeat the purpose of trying to keep her warm.

So I made some leg warmers!!!

I made them out of woman's knee high socks, cut the foot off;

And then, since I picked a sock that would fray, I stitched the end!

I don't have any action shots, but trust me, they work well and are SO CUTE!!!!I just need to make some more!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sew your heart out!

I have this thing for sewing. I really like it. I love the fact that I can take some unassuming piece of fabric, and make something totally useful. I don't count myself to be creative, or artistic, but I can mostly follow directions. That being said I can make things that others have made and feel good about it. I made quite a few Christmas gifts, about as many as I bought, and I have a birthday gift for a friends daughter that I have yet to give. I seem to fall in love with everything I make, I squeeze and hold and call the stuff George. =)

Seriously though, I have some other projects lined up, and hopefully I will have the funding for some materials. I have two toys for my son in mind. One being a horse on a stick, the real name I am at a loss for. The second thing I want to make for him, I wanted to make for Christmas, is a bear cape. This is going to be a fun one. I think I will be able to make most of it from things I have here at the house. I have the "fur" already from some salvage from Jo Ann's. I think I am going to line it with some muslin, and make hand holes with some left over duck, or some upholstery scraps. Something tough because it will be a bear. As for the "face" I think I will use some old pants that are an army green for it's eyes and maybe some leftover blanket edging for some silky soft ears. I should post pictures of the progress.
I also have been asked to make a sling for my neighbor's friend. I should get on that soon, the baby was born around the holidays, I think a little early, and I would hope she could use a sling soon.
As for myself I am in the market for some new skirts. I will be using some old pants and at my husbands suggestion, which is a great one, dye the product after I finished to make it have a uniformed color. I would love to go to the thrift store soon to find some great pillow cases or sheets to make some peasant skirts, but for moneys sake, I have all kinds of old jeans and pants here and need to use those first.

Plus, I hope to take pictures of it all. If your lucky!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Can I call it something else?

As I said in a previous post, I have a need to make some resolutions. Here they are in no particular order.

1. No more shopping at Wal-Mart. Enough said.

2. Keep up on the laundry.

3. Call my parents more.

4. No yelling.

5. Read the bible more, daily.

I have five. One for each finger.