Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 2 & 3 of Sew Kids Clothes Challenge

So, I didn't get to sew a whole hour on either Day 2 or Day 3. With db being away in Boston for work, I am finding getting everything done in a day challenging. I really don't know how single parents do it all the time! I am exhausted and it has only been 4 days.

However, I did get some sewing done and finished one bib! It took me 3 days to finish one bib... yikes! I just have to put the snaps on it and it is ready to go! The next bib I make I will make some adjustments.

I have left my camera in the car, so I don't have a picture of the bib yet, but I will take one tonight! Also, today is Shea's 6 months and it is my birthday! I can't believe he is 6 months old - where does the time go?

I will post his 6 months photos soon :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 1 of Sew Kids Clothes Challenge = DISASTER!

I am laughing about this now because I have fixed all my blunders :)

I was so pumped to start this challenge. I started drawing out the bib pattern on some tissue paper with my dark blue sharpie and when I picked up the tissue paper I realized that the sharpie leaked through the tissue paper right onto my desk. Whoa - of course it would right?

Panic struck. I started to sweat. I ran for the bathroom and grabbed some soap and a cloth. It didn't help. Panic stuck again. I googled "how to get sharpie off of wood" and voila millions of tips at my finger tips. So, I tried the first tip which was to use toothpaste with a baby wipe. Lucky for me I had both of those items on hand. And guess what?? IT WORKED! No more sharpie on the desk and the finish isn't ruined. It looks like nothing EVER happened. I <3 google. I don't know what would I have done without it.

Anyways, I decided that was enough for day 1. Hopefully day 2 will go better today!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kids Clothes Challenge

On Elsie Marley's blog, she is having a kids clothes challenge this week. I have been meaning to make Shea a whole bunch of bibs since he started eating solid food this week. Here is my chance! The guidelines say that I should sew an hour everyday for 7 days :) I am not really going to post my pictures on their flickr site because I don't think bibs constitute as clothes. BUT - I will post pictures here!

So, starting real foods has many challenges, but we are slowly working through them. He likes pears, applesauce, banana, warm carrots and rice cereal. We are going to stick with these food for about a week and then maybe try some more veggies. Any suggestions?

Here is the video of Shea eating his rice cereal for the first time - so funny!

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