Sunday, April 20, 2008


So this coming Saturday is Ollie Wubbas' baptism (finally), and I'm feeling the pressure. I have the boys outfits half finished, and my dress is still in pieces next to Bertha (my machine). *sigh*, I really want to wear MY dress to the baptism, but between everything I need to get done for the baptism and the kids, I feel like it's almost impossible. I hope I don't end up having to wear a dress in the closet. I'm having a problem reattaching the bust and without a dress form it's super hard to pin it in place on myself. That's got me down. The boys outfits were coming along great... until I burned a hole in Raymond's faux tie with my iron, thus ruining the tie and the iron. It's the fabric, but it has to match his short pants so I have to use that; it just doesn't applique very well. I'm going to have to figure something else out. Bobby's shirt is coming along quite well, now that I've figured out that I needed ball point needles and not standard. Duh! I'm really quite happy with the results, even though their not finished all the way. I've set a solid deadline of Tuesday night to have the boys' outfits finished, that way I'll have the rest of the week to work on my dress. I've also been slipping in some sewing for my shop as well, but I'm not realistically expecting to be able to list anything until the baptism is over and done with. *Please be a success and not a drama filled day*

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Baby steps (mine)

Today I took a small step towards my goal of selling my clothes. I opened an Etsy shop, but I haven't made anything yet to sell (lol). I'm hoping to put a few things in it by this weekend, but it all depends on how much the kids let me sew. Slowly but surely I feel like I'm going to get there.

I'm super in love with making Olly rompers this week. Mainly because she gets so mad when she's trying to crawl and she gets caught on her dress'. Oh, and the fact that bonnets look uber cute with the rompers. She's going to hate me when she's older for dressing her like this, but I promise it serves a purpose other than being adorable. She doesn't have enough hair to cover her scalp, and I don't want her to get sunburn on her scalp. What better way to protect her than to put on a hat?

I'm also hoping to make the boys some shorts this week. I bought them this awesome fabric that they love. Orion got a blue fabric with motorcycles that have flames coming from them, it reminds us all of ghostrider. Raymond got black fabric with pirate skulls on it, he's so like his daddy. I'm hoping to do something with the leftover fabric and their shirts to make some sort of set, but then again they might just be too old for stuff like that. We'll see what I can come up with.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I finally finished the halter dress I started for Olivia like 2 weeks ago. Not that it was hard, I was just in a funk. All it needed was a bit more of elastic on one of the legs of the panties, and I had to hem the bottom of the dress. I'm happy about that, that it's finished.... sort of. It looks a little too plain, and needs something. Maybe I'll baste on some trim tomorrow to see how that looks, if it's a nice though she'll be wearing it.

And my dress.... *ugh* don't even get me started. The designs I had drawn up for it, were so wrong for this fabric. I'm very insistent though on using this fabric, so I'm pushing on. The shape looked like a bag on me, and makes me look fatter than I am (I think it's the pattern). I've chopped the poor thing up so much now that it's far from where it started. After cutting off the bust area and adding in some well needed darts, I'm somewhat pleased with the shape it's taking now. At least it doesn't look like a bag anymore. I still have so much work to do on it though, and I'm afraid it won't be ready in time. Ray's been super good at encouraging me to finish it and giving me those words I need to hear (you know, it looks really good, and I like that) lol. I think I'll ask my mom though, no offense but my baby knows nothing about fashion.

Today was also a day I've been dreading for a while now. I started to wean Olivia off of the breast and onto a bottle. She took it pretty fine during the day, but boy was she being stubborn at bedtime. I'm weak at heart though and gave in.... sort of. I nursed her some, and then sang her to sleep with some random made up song lol. I don't think nights will go over well for her in the transition. I hope I'm making the right choice, it's hard to give it up (for both of us) but I haven't slept through the night in almost 9 months. It'll be nice to have a break, when Ray helps.

I better go to bed now, I have no idea what kind of night I'm in for!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I'm in over my head here! I have a new sickness, and I can't stop. So not many people know this, it's just a little secret/semi secret. I don't know how much longer it'll be a secret since I'm blogging about it and assuming any of my friends read my blog lol. Anyway, I plan on sewing my butt off for the next year and then sell everything through the summer at various craft fairs, farmers markets, and swapmeet type things. Sort of my own boutique, but without having to pay for a permanent space. Anyway, since I've decided on this I've been buying material like crazy. The thing is, I have yet to complete any outfits besides a few for my Wubbas. I just got back from Joanns and spent way more than I should have, including the money I was supposed to use for her pictures tomorrow. *Sigh* I'm going to have to admit defeat on this one and ask for more money for her pictures. And I need to seriously get my butt in gear and crank out some outfits and stop hording it all. Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Today is one of those days, that I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders... okay maybe a little dramatic, the weight of my household at least. This is not a good thing for me, since I have so much to do. My mom has commissioned me to crochet a baby blanket for someone she knows, I've been trying to draft a design and pattern I like to make a dress for my daughters baptism (I'm still undecided), I need to finish making the invitations for the baptism, make some phone calls and appointments, and I still need to keep up with my daily routine of cooking and cleaning and being mom. I hate these days, when all I feel like doing is crying. Perhaps as I continue on with my day my busy schedule will keep my all to cluttered mind off of those things. *sigh*.... if only, I'll probably end up doing everything while crying (I hope I don't sew over any fingers).