Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An outfit for Madison

I am so proud of this outfit. I think Madison might wear it to her first day of Mom's Day Out. I hope to get it monogrammed first.

For those interested, I used a pattern by Bonnie Blue called Hallie. It was very simple to make. There are 2 tops to choose from. Plus, you can choose to make knee length pants or ankle length. I chose the knee length. It actually falls just below her knees.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I've been sewing!

Last week I was able to do some sewing! I finished a John-John for my baby boy, an outfit for my daughter and an a-line dress for a friend's niece. I can't wait to show you the outfit I sewed for Madison. I still want to get it monogrammed. She might wear it to her first day of Mom's Day Out. Here is a pic of the a-line dress with a ruffle. If anyone knows an easy way to a add a ruffle to these boogers...please tell me! It gave me fits! I use the Martha Pullen instructions for a basic a-line dress. The same instructions will not work when you want to add a ruffle. There has to be a simple way.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Perhaps I'm Nesting?...Organizing the Playroom

With only 16 days until my induction, I think the nesting phase has begun!

99% of the time, the playroom looks like a tornado tore through it.  It amazes me that kids will play in a space with little to no walking room......BECAUSE THEY THREW ALL OF THE TOYS ON THE FLOOR!!!  I had a very easy storage system in there at first. There were two huge toy baskets and a book shelf. The playroom has an itty bitty closet, but it hasn't been used because there were no shelves in there.  Well, instead of waiting on someone to build shelves for me, I decided to buy a cheap shelving system that I could install myself.  I went to Big Lots and purchased some toy bins, and I made my own labels.  My daughter is only 2 so I needed labels that she could recognize by sight.  Therefore, I found images that were very recognizable. You are welcome to use them too.

Toy Bin Labels

Here are some pics of the organized playroom.  I wish it could stay like this forever!