Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanks

I've been quiet this week...but not ungrateful. Please know how much your kind words and prayers and flowers and e-mails and messages have meant to me.
I've come to a place where I can remember and honor the tiny life I nurtured for nearly 11 weeks without letting the sorrow that comes with remembering consume me.
My sweet girl takes her cues from me and has been so sad with me. It breaks my heart to see her happy little face so melancholy. But things are turning up. We saw a teeny baby while out shopping and I was able to admire her without tearing up or feeling the urge to climb into bed and pull the covers over my head. :) So I'm feeling better and thinking of how many, many wonderful people in my life I have to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Loss

Two days ago I woke up as a pregnant woman. Today, I'm just a woman with an empty spot in my belly where our baby should be growing. I'm heartbroken and empty. I miss my littlest little and a future that will never be. I miss the potential of soft baby skin and sweet baby breath and snuggles and chubby rolls and slobbery kisses and first steps.
But I'm grateful for my sweet husband and beautiful children and wonderful friends and loving mama who came to take care of me yesterday while hubby was at work.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Vroom!

I love making things, but If I'm being completely honest here, I don't love to sew. I've found the ultimate solution...Heat n' Bond baby! I've made two of these so far for birthday gifts and have plans for two more. So much fun to make.


You'll need a package of Heat n' Bond (under $2 at Walmart) T-shirt (2 for $10 Old Navy, add $10 coupon Cha-ching!) Material for the truck (dig around in that fabric stash) Some thin flexible interfacing is perfect for tracing a pattern with one of the kids washable markers. and some tools, Iron, scissors, pins.I used one of Luke's T-shirts that already had a picture of a truck I liked as a template and just traced over it with a washable marker onto some interfacing I had laying around.

cut out rough shapes of your material just big enough for your pattern pieces


Now here's where the Heat n' Bond comes in.

Cut the heat n' bond to exactly match your pieces of fabric. Any hang over will mean disaster for your ironing board ( I learned this the hard way)

now fuse the heat n' bond to your fabric (med heat, no steam, 8 seconds)

Pin your pattern pieces in place and cut them out


I used pinking shears for the wheels.

Now just peel the paper backing,

and iron to fuse fabric to your t-shirt, one piece at a time.




and voila, Happy 5th Birthday Alex!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

So, I was looking for a video of sassy toddler Bailey saying "Evaaarrr",when I came across this video of sweet baby Bailey. Have you ever seen a chubbier baby in all you life?! OMG I love her!!!!

video

Friday, March 12, 2010

Diaper Soup

So, I recently ordered a sample of some new fancy schmancy CD detergent http://rockingreensoap.com/ after reading some glowing reviews.

I had (notice my use of the past tense here) really high hopes but I've already used most of the sample and still have peepee stank in my dipes.

So after two washes with Calgon and Rockin' Green in the HE washer with mediocre results, we got serious and made some diaper soup. Try to focus on the adorable children here and not the dirty bathroom. The maid left months ago after I tried to pay her with gum. Apparently that only works with babysitters and telephone wire repair men.


video 
Who knew rockin' a soak could be so much fun.