Monday, December 9, 2013

Random Thoughts...

I've been thinking on random things lately and how interesting things have turned out...
Like my kids birth dates - no 2 have the same month or even day...no this was not planned by me or DH it just turned out that way as it was in God's plans... 8/5; 2/17; 9/18; and 11/7 are the months/days for the kids...interesting huh? I think so...
other random thoughts: S needs her pants extended as most of them I sewed up she didn't even get to wear before they were too short - and I sewed them up 2inches too long! they're now 3 inches too short! I expected a growth spurt but dang! not to that extent! so I've been thinking on how to do a ruffle to the bottom to extend them as they still fit other then length...
I gotta sew some pants for Baby D also...and J needs shirts...
Plus I should get sewing on S, Baby D, and J's Spring wardrobe as I know I won't have much sewing time so I should work on it as I can...planning for S to have dresses and more dresses for her spring/summer wardrobe...she sure does love her dresses too...Baby D and J will have tshirts/tank tops and shorts for theirs...
I also want to get my Felt pattern book back from my Mom so I can work on some Felt food and other things for the kids' play...
I also want to make some quiet-time books for the van for all kids...and 1 of those travel dollhouses for the girls...
I also need to work on finish organizing the house...and finish unpacking things...lol it had been put on hold with a newborn who's now a month old (where does the time go?!)

and now that Baby D is FINALLY asleep (it's after midnight here...) it's time for this Mommy to try to ease her mind that's running wild on what I can sew with what I have currently material wise...and get me some sleep!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Much Needed Update...

So I thought I should update...lol...this is jus a summary of important things that have happened in the past couple months...
Last thing I posted (before Josiah's birth story) was about the shed...and finding the serger...
well shed is finshed has been for a couple months now...mom's stuff has left the house completely and is all in the shed - which lost a door to wind a couple wks ago so is now held shut for the winter with boards...the door needs to be fixed better to work properly but for right now it's protecting what's inside and that's what matters...
we've been living in the farm house since October 4th...it's great to have space to spread out and things I can organize MY way...the kids are loving the playroom that is finally sorted out completely...lots of toys left here some going to my brothers and some to my Daddy's but some also went "gone for good" as they were broken or the kids never showed interest in them...so why keep them around? we donated them...
Josiah was born in Nov...that was a long ordeal that I already wrote about...
Thanksgiving was fun! it was great to spend time with family without the drama that had been going on...
I did find the serger! it works great! I've put it to good use since I've found it too...sewing up pants for S (20 pairs) some shirts for Baby D (15) some shirts for J (15) and pants (15 pairs)
I've been sewing up some small fleece covers for J now...don't use the serger for those yet as I need more practice before I go trying to do elastic on a serger...when I'm done J will have 15 fleece diaper covers and 5 PUL wipe-clean covers...plus inserts for them...
things I still need to get sewn up: bigger shirts for J he's outgrowing the 3month shirts I sewed up for him already...S needs some longer pants as the 5T pants I sewed up are now 2inches too short...she hit a growth spurt lol...I also need to work on some pants for Baby D as I'm expecting him to outgrow what he has very soon...
still need to finish organizing the house...1 closet in my room still is piled full of boxes to be unpacked...I'd also like to make up some curtains for the house...blankets help to keep the cold out but don't look as nice...
life has settled into a routine, everyone is de-stressing from the months of waiting...Christmas is jus around the corner and I can't wait!