Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas taggie crinkle toy

Remember how I said I wasn't going to make a Christmas blanket? Well my son found a scrap material with Charlie Brown's Christmas on it and asked can we make a blanket for the baby with this? I said no, and he asked can we make him something for him with it? I said fine so I made a taggie toy although I didn't really have the right ribbon. I also sewed part of a wipes wrapper in it so it crinkles. It's pretty ugly and I would do it completely different next time. But the baby does enjoy it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fall Blankets

This post is eternally late.  Which is the reason I started posting crappy cell phone pictures on my blog.  The pictures are worse quality, but I actually post timely.  So back in September I started seeing cute festive holiday material.  I make stockings and other such christmas items, but I never have a reason to use halloween or thanksgiving material.  Until this year, I wrap my baby up in a blanket every day and night, so I made seasonal holiday blankets.  I halloween colors.
 Then on November first, I put away the orange, and started using the turkey blanket.  I love those turkeys, plus its fun to say my turkey boy.
I think I might keep using this blanket, its not as in your face as the Halloween   If not, then I'll pull them out both next year during their respective months and put them on my couch as a lap blanket. Not only do I love those turkeys, I love the yellow polka dots.

And no, I do not plan on making a christmas blanket.  There are plenty of christmas decorations without needing a blanket.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wreath tonight

I took my thanksgiving wreath off the wine rack and it looked so bare. So tonight I made a Christmas wreath the idea thanks to Pinterest.

Tree skirt

After making Alisa a tree skirt last year, I decided I needed one. One in the same material. I am such a poser. I changed it a little bit and I didn't make mine two sided.
This year was a new experience because my mom wasn't here to offer her help on the hard parts.  I really did intend to make Alisa's tree skirt all myself, but my mom was in town for thanksgiving, and she offered.  I accepted her help because I really wanted to send out the presents asap, because you need a tree skirt in the beginning of December not the end.  Anyway, its hard work sewing without your mom.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A big boy now

We set up the crib and now my baby sleeps about half the time in my other son's room. I guess it's now my boys' (pural) room. I feel like a new woman having my baby out of my room for half the night and during daytime naps. Point off all this... I finally hung up the nursery art I made. Now I just need to make a dust ruffle. It's so fun to have them share a room. My six year old loves it and sleeps through the crying.
Remember the bunting it was suppose to match.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kitchen Valance

I really really hated the valence over the sliding glass door in the kitchen. Turns out my husband wasn't too fond either, so he didn't mind much when I changed it. Now the style matches with my window two feet away. I love it! Turns out its a lot harder to sew curtains when your mom doesn't do all the work. Now all I need is a new stove. Oh and counter tops.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Burlap wreath

I have been behind the trend with burlap, but not anymore! In reality a thanksgiving wreath made out of burlap makes sense, throw pillows don't. I used felt for the leaves. Oh I am so obsessed with wreaths it's not even funny.