Friday, December 30, 2011

Latest Sewing Projects

I've been meaning to post these for a while and just haven't gotten around to uploading pictures off our camera. Finally got a chance to do it this morning, so without further ado, here are the pj's that I made for the kids for Christmas:

 This first pair is for Cohen. I didn't have a pattern at all - just used a pair they each had already as a guide and the neckline turned out a little funny on his. They still fit fine, but I did the other two a bit differently and they turned out better.

 Shaela's fit her pretty much perfectly. :)
 And last - Xavier's. They turned out a little large, so I need to shorten the pants for him. He should be able to get a good year's wear out of them. :)

And here are all three of them on Christmas Eve after they opened them up:

I also made a quilt for Cohen, as he is ready for a big-boy bed right away. I'll wait to post pictures of that one until we get his bed all set up on Monday - we're basically just waiting for his mattress to come in. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

We went to Baby Moon Ultrasound this past weekend to learn the sex of Baby #4. I was really hoping for a girl, but it turns out it's another little BOY! We're very excited for him to be a part of our family - but I'm not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed. We've talked for forever about having 5 kids and I always said it would be boy, girl, two boys, and a girl. The last few months, however, I started feeling like maybe I'd be okay with stopping at 4 - if we had a girl next. Turns out my plans were not to be successful! This doesn't mean for sure that we're not finished. But it would have been a LOT easier for me to call it quits if we were having a girl right now - we'd have two of each that way. While I know our daughter will survive without a sister, there's just something about dressing little teeny baby girls in pink that melts my heart. So we'll see how life with 4 kids treats us and then go from there. At least we have a killer middle name picked out that we'll actually get to use now! (We're still deciding on the first name.....)

And, because it's so darn cute, here's one more shot of his tiny little feet. So adorable!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A bunch of my friends have been mentioning this site - Pinterest - for a while now and I kept telling myself that I wouldn't go on it. Didn't want to waste time online with a board that is apparently quite addictive. However, after getting a link to a friend's quilting board for help with the quilt I'm making for our youngest for Christmas, I was officially hooked. It's a great site to organize ideas and find new ones. I think I'm really going to like it. I may, however, have to give myself a time limit when I log on.....