Tuesday, January 17, 2012


My Dad went Home six months ago today. Six months. Already? Jeeze.  They are six months that have flown by, and I'm tempted to ask where the time has gone, but I won't. I know where it went, and it went fast.

Last week I was a sewing machine. Almost literally. I sewed two pillowcase dresses flawlessly, experimented with sewing a sleeveless tunic, and experimented with sewing a tunic with sleeves (without using a pattern) for Hannah Grace. I won't be adding the sleeveless tunic to Hannah Grace's wardrobe because there are just too many things wrong with it, but I'll keep the tunic with sleeves. It isn't perfect, but it's in much better shape than the tunic with sleeves. If I hadn't have had plans this morning, I would have taken pictures of Hannah Grace "modeling" everything. Maybe we'll have another warm(er) day this week and I can. 

After going through some fabric last night I decided to sew through some of my larger materials and sell them off. Right now I know I'm going to make three baby blankets and sell them for $20/$25 each. I haven't set an exact amount because I need to add up the cost of the fabric by itself (which is why homemade items are more expensive than store bought-- fabric isn't cheap). But I am making them larger than a standard baby blanket (36' x 44') and I am backing them with the ever popular, super soft minky fabric, so I think people will get their money's worth. 

I'm happy to say that all things Christmas (with the exception of our now ornament-less tree) have been taken down and put away. This is the first year I haven't had Christmas decorations down before the new year, but between sickness and traveling, there was no way that was happening this year. Now I'm eagerly awaiting (consistent) warm weather in the coming spring and summer. For a couple of years I despised hot weather, but now that I'm going to have an active toddler this year, I can't wait. There are so many things to do outside with kids!


  1. when kenneth and I start to have kids, I was going to ask you to make a blanket for them! I love the one HG has! I'm ready for warm weather just cuz it means the kids can play outside!! One of our kids wore pillow case dresses to school.. and the put a long sleeve shirt on under it, with leggings.. it was super cute!

  2. We STILL have our tree and other Christmas decorations up. We might finally have time to take them down this weekend. It feels just a little ridiculous.