Monday, June 20, 2011

Check out my hooters

I wasn't sure if this should go in my family blog or my sewing blog, I decided on this one.
I posted a few months ago about how I thought I would like to do an owl theme the next time we had a baby. Well then I got pregnant and it became a reality. I've always wanted to sew my own baby crib gear but never found any owl material worth using (it was either to girly, or just fugly). Even though I am having a girl, I wanted to keep the crib stuff neutral and green because I don't want her to feel that she needs to be a pink frilly baby all the time (but she does have 2 Grammas who have bought her the cute frilly pink stuff I can't wait to dress her in!).
ANYWAY before I go too off track, I looked around to see if there was an affordable crib set with Owls and they were either too girly or had other woodland creatures on them, so I had to set out to find the material of my dreams.
Joann fabric must have heard my prayers for something Green, and Neutral and with owls only because I am now in love with this fabric and will start sewing stuff for her when my parents come down to visit.
Here is a peek at the "before" it gets sewn.

The front of the Blanket (I like the Owl who is lifting his wing, almost as if saying "sup")

I think that this is going to be the back of the blanket, I'm not sure yet, it could be a whole separate blanket possibly.

Here is a close up of the last fabric piece

My mom sent me 2 more piece of matching fabric in the mail (she bought the first big Owl Piece as well)

Close up of the last 2 fabrics

Needless to say, I am excited to start the actual blankets, hoping they turn out (with minimal swearing involved) and any finished results will get posted on sew effing bored.

Monday, June 6, 2011

the new apartment

We got our internet today so I thought I would write about our new house-apartment.
Let me just start by saying that we have SO MUCH CRAP. We got rid of a bunch of stuff, but there is still so much to sort through, the good news is, the house we moved to has so much space! Clark gets his own room (no sharing with little sista), and the kids will have a big play room to use. Andy has his own room for an office (which I will also use for sewing) so he won't have to deal with Sir Screams-a-lot when he decides to throw a fit and so far, the neighbourhood has been relatively normal.
The biggest difference (besides there being only one floor and NO STAIRS *yay*) is how quiet it is. Before we were in an apartment complex, surrounded by other apartments, as well as our bedroom faced a completely separate complex, and lucky us, we got to deal with a neighbour who loved to smoke his ass off and cough up a lung. His other favourite thing to do was talk on his phone, on his balcony between the late night hours (sometimes midnight, sometimes 5 am). I hear the train here in our new place from time to time, but it's relaxing to hear it sometimes. It's so quiet at night now, no more next door neighbours coming home late, or practicing running up and down the stairways, no more dealing with broken gates at the entrance of the complex, and hey, we can recycle now :D!!!!
I don't enjoy packing or moving, so lets hope we stay here for a few years, enough that the kids have grown out of their baby stuff so we don't have to move that either.