Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sew, Sew, Sew

Since we found out about our little farmguy that's coming in August, the other farmgals and I have been sewing up a storm to keep busy until the weather gets nicer. Here are a few of the projects we have been working on.

One of the first things made was a nursing pillow. The stuffing in the pillow is actually wool from our sheep! In the picture the pillow has a cover on it.

All of the fabric for the top of this little light weight quilt we had, either from other projects or in my stash. The blue checked on the back is flannel and I bought that because I just loved it. It all just came together and I love it!

This is one of the diapers we have made.

Monday, March 14, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes....

Wow its been awhile, but its been a long winter and hasn't been much to write about. I'm hopeful that spring is on its way and so I was feeling inspired....

My husband and I didn't set out to get a dog but of course we weren't going to turn down a free dachshund! He is a black and tan with a few white spots and is little under two years old. His name is Roscoe!

A few weeks after we got Roscoe, we found out we were having a baby! We are all so excited!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Dress!

This is what my wedding dress originally looked like before we started working on it.

This picture is of the dress completely finished. My mom and I had so much fun transforming the dress into what I had always dreamed of.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Where to begin....

In the last few months since I last wrote many things have happened. I will try my best to bring my blog up to date. We finally made it to the wedding and of course it was the happiest day of my life. It was beautiful and in my eyes perfect...even though we had to make a few changes due to the weather...the forecast said it was supposed to be low to mid 60s with a possibility of pop up showers and high winds. (It was an outdoor wedding) Luckily we had arranged a head of time for a tent, and that day we decided to put sides on it. We were really fortunate because there wasn't any pop up showers, the sun shining and there wasn't a lot of wind. I don't have our pictures yet but I will definitely post some.

After the wedding and our honeymoon we were able to work on the apartment (we took a break for a bit to work on wedding projects). We have water now...Cold and Hot! There is also heat! Recently we have been working on a built in, it will give us a lot of storage. Its hard to explain the design but when its finished I will post a picture.

My family, my husband and I have been on quite a roller coaster this past year. One of our really good friends has been sick and in and out of the hospital. He has past away its been really hard dealing with that. But we are all just trying to get back into things. That's all I can really say for now.

Now that things have slowed down a bit I am going to try and update my blog more often.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weekend Treasures!

First of all I am sorry how long its been since the last post...this is such a busy time of year.

This past weekend a friend, my mom and I had quite thee adventure. We went antiquing at a few places and then a craft show. I found a few things at one of the antique stores. The little apple scrub brush holder, the curtains with the rooster on them with all the bright colors and the little hankie trimmed in green. On the ride home, we had seen what we thought were little dogs on the side of the road. As we came closer we realized that they were actually two little piglets. We decided to turn around because we thought we knew where they might belong but by the time we had done that and I got out of the vehicle they had split. On the sides of the road the grass was soaring. There was a little path where the grass was laying down that led to a swampy wooded area. I didn't dare step into the tall grass because of what might be hiding in it. So I got back into the car and we were off....until we seen a sign for an estate sale. I had never been to an estate sale before, but I have wanted too. That's where I found the book of kitchen hints, the red strawberry towel, the tin tray and the chair. (I wish I would of taken "before" and "after" shots of the chair and tray.) All I did to the tray is paint the middle with chalk board paint and then add a magnet to the back so I could stick it to my fridge for a message board. The chair was another story. It was really grubby, you could tell that it had been in the basement for a long time. The legs were covered in rust and the seat was dirty and cracked. I was so eager to work on the chair I forgot to take pictures. The original color of the chair was yellow. The first thing I did was spray paint the legs with a metallic paint. Then I had Chris take it apart so I could spray paint the metal seat part. I decided red would work best with the fabric I had for the seat. Then I covered over the back rest with the buffalo checked fabric. I had to put new padding on the seat. Then I did the same as the back rest. Everything at the sale was 50% off so I only paid $2.50 for the chair. The fabric, spray paint and padding were all around the house!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer Bliss....

The simple delights of summer...

All through the winter I dream of the day when I can hang my collection of tablecloths on the line. Today was that day! It may seem silly but its peaceful the way the breeze sweeps through and takes them for a ride.

I was finally able to make curtains for my kitchen window, I couldn't wait to hang them up. That was another dream of mine, to open my window and let them sway in the breeze ( quite like hanging tablecloths on the line).

I love reading a good book in the summer, especially on a quilt in the shade. Or taking a drive in the country with the windows down. Packing a picnic and going on an adventure. Taking walks and listening to the songs the birds sing. Spending the day at the beach. Going barefoot and the grass tickling your toes. These are a few of the things that make summer so blissful. Ya gotta love the Simple Life.