Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Giftset for baby

I know a young girl who is pregnant. She is single, college-age and struggling to get through this new change in her life. I am pleased to be able to bless her with a gift for her new little girl, yet to be born. Here is the giftset I made for her. The teething toy is also a crinkle toy.

The taggie style blanket it a generous size of 18 x 24 inches. There are two burpcloths and then the little stuffed crinkle teether. I had a fun time making this set. I hope she likes the colors.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Alone time...

Theta Mom is hosting a fun montly party asking us moms how we spend our alone time. Well since my boys are in school, I have a lot of that but it's at home with duties that need my attention. That is not the same as going out and doing something refreshing for myself. I do that by going to Bible study each week at church, but the last few weeks I have missed due to illness or weather. I can't wait for the snow to stop already!

Other ways I get out of the house are with my hubby on Sunday nights when the boys are at youth group. We hit the bookstore or coffee shop and chat. Or we just sit and read our own books. Since hubby is off on Monday and Tuesday, we also ususally spend Tuesday going out for breakfast or running an errand or two. That time means a lot of us.

The next big time out for me is coming up in March when the women at church are having an overnighter and I am going. I am very excited to go and just rest in the peace of the Lord.

So what do you do? Stop over at Theta Mom after you post and add your link too!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why I haven't been sewing

my new laptop is to blame as well as my other blog, Italian mama chef. I am having some great successes with the blog and my FB fan page so that has kept me busy. And then this Friday I am hosting Presto Pasta Nights on cooking blog as well.
But the reason my laptop is interferring is because of the fact that I can do webcam more easily with my grandchildren. We have begun a nightly ritual of me reading them a story. They love it. Can you see it on their faces?

I know it's not the best quality but it was a fun picture to grab.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Overheard from my house

I keep telling my husband that I am going to blog about some of the things he says to me. It's funny to me that he says go ahead but I am never one to allow anyone to think less of him. So the things I write that come from his lips are with his approval. Same with my boys. So here are some of the funnier things my guys have said of late.
While sitting in Starbucks, my hubby noticed the cashier and barristas were all crabby and moody. He came to our table and said they must all be PMSing! I asked why he thought that and his response was "well they are all in a bad mood and now they are discussing chocolate"! lol..it was funny at the time.
Yesterday I was putting on my makeup, I don't wear more than eye shadow, eyeliner and blush but my son noticed I was putting on eye shadow and he said "You wear make-up?". I said "yes". Next he said "Oh I thought you were just naturally beautiful". Wow....did I mention he is 13? I love my guys.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Make it and Love it giveaway...

Just letting you know of another fabulous giveaway at a wonderful crafty blog. Be sure to click on over to Make it and Love it for her giveaway! There are at least 10 ways to win!!! Tell her you found her through Michelle @ In Sew Motion.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Theta Mom Give-a-way

Get on over to Theta Mom quick and enter her give-a-way for some wonderful jewelry from Alex and Ani. There are lots of ways to win so don't miss out on your chance! Plus today is her birthday so wish her a happy birthday today.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby toy

I had a request for a baby toy. One that crinkled, had tags and ribbons and was absorbent for a drooling baby. This is what I made!

Reverse side

Notice the baby name? I used my fancy stitching settings on my machine.
I know it's small and basic but it's ok, I don't need more than that. But having his name on this will make it easy when it gets left behind some place.
I used the very easy instructions from Joy's Hope in this post. This is one of those 1 hour or less projects that really are one hour or less.