Saturday, January 26, 2013

Owen: Episode VI

my little monkey is 6 today. he lost his first tooth the other day, too, just about the same time mich lost his first.

Oster wanted a Star Wars cake. we both stayed up late making it last night, although he wasn't much help. lol. party is later today and I have to clean my messy house. yuck

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Race Bib Tote Bag Project! FINALLY!!!

I lost the majority of my race bibs and, honestly, it broke my heart. I keep things. everything. and when they weren't where I put them, I searched EVERYWHERE!!! but, yesterday I found a small stack and decided to give this a whirl.

I used the tutorial here:

I added a few extra steps to sew the race bibs onto the front, leaving some tops open for storage. I also added a lining inside with a few pockets for all my gadgets.

it's just big enough for my running shoes, shorts, a tank, iPod, headphones, garmin, all the charging accessories, some baby wipes, socks, and a drink! perfect.

next time, I'd like the base a bit sturdier and wider, but it'll be a while before I can make another.

and...mich found the houndstooth fabric. we spent a while at hobby lobby looking and he said, "hey mom, I see your second favorite pattern on that rack over there...". my boy knows his momma. :)

thank you, Elisabeth, for a great, easy-to-follow tutorial!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Yarn Trees!

Made these out of wrapping paper stuffed with a little batting to make them stiff. Wrapped them with yarn and added some ornaments from the target $1 ornament bins and some handmade burlap flowers.
I put them in some decorative urns I had laying around unused and added a bow. I want to make a third in an olive green...guess i need to hit the $1 bins for another trio or ornaments.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

ew to new # 24

so, these are "eh" and not so much "ew" because they add a nice touch even in their fresh-from-the-$-tree state:

but when you add a little hot glue and some goodies from your stash:


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Arlington Winter Run 2012

mich ran his third race, I did my umpteenth 10k.
little man got sixth overall. I really can't wait for his feet to stop growing so I can get him some good mizunos!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ew to New #23

good will $2 mirror...sticker and chipboard letters, a little sanding, some red and white spray paint...