Thursday, January 29, 2009

Twice in one week???

Mommy, this one is for you, but anyone else can feel free to read on!

A couple of weeks ago there was a baby shower for my cousin, and these are the gifts from Mom and me:

A laundry basket filled with goodies!

3 pc pajama set

baby hooded towels with matching washcloths

Blanket #1 (made by yours truly) - a safari theme, complete with hand embroidered onesie to match....

Blanket #2: a train theme with another coordinating onesie...

and a burp cloth that matches the safari stuff...

I really missed my mom and sister at the shower... family functions aren't the same without them! However, I had a great visit with my other cousins, and that was very good. Plus they gave me cake. Any day with cake is a good day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Photos- finally

Well, you thought you'd never get to see the gifts I made for Christmas this year, but it only took me a month to put the photos up!

For my middle daughters teachers, a bag
and a scarf
For my oldest's teachers a scarf

and a bag

For my sister in law (and best bud) a scarf

with matching cup cozy (shown with a starbucks cardboard cozy so you'd know what it was! Otherwise it looks like a weird spider-ish thing)

for the dance teachers- these are glass pendants and a pair of earrings. Unfortunately they did not photograph well. But, you get the idea. All I can say is that they are cuter in person!

I've got to find some photos for another post of the pj's that I made for one niece and nephew and the sweater/skirt combo I made for the other niece, and the mailman bag that I made for my nephew. Maybe my sister and sister in law will help me out with those....
Until next time- have a great day!
Also, if you want a gift like one of these for your upcoming birthday, now is a good time to comment on this post and request one :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year!

OK, the month is practically half over and I'm just now getting around to my new year post. Sad! So far in 2009, being a single mom is kicking my butt. I've tried to be as upbeat as possible, but I have to say that the past couple weeks, I'm just failing miserably. Today was the 3rd time since Christmas that the girls almost missed the bus. I've been late to work nearly every day since Christmas break... and the list goes on. Forgotten things, general unrest. My goal is to get my life in order by the end of January. I've made some progress this weekend, and I'm planning on working for 1 hour a day to get ORGANIZED. Later this week I'll be sure to post the photos, but this is what I made for Christmas projects this year:

For the dance teachers - pendants
For Miss Wendy at the dance studio - earrings
For the teachers at school- 2 crochet scarves and 2 tote bags
For my sister in law- a crochet scarf and matching cup cozy
For my niece and nephew- matching pj's
For my other niece- a crocheted sweater, a sewn skirt and some store bought tights
For my nephew- a mailman bag
For my own kids - matching pj's

It was a lot of fun making all those goodies, and I'm looking forward to making lots more! I've decided that I'm going to spend one hour a day on my own projects, just selfish "me" time. For January it's all about organizing. Then for the rest of the year, I'm all about the crafting! Especially sewing in my kick butt sewing room- after just one hour this weekend, I'm seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, and I can picture how great it's going to be to have the huge sewing table cleared off and filled with actual sewing instead of boxes of junk. There's still 19 days in January- that's 19 HOURS of organizing. My house should be perfect after that!

Hope you are having a great day!