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Weekend Wrap Up…

It was another busy weekend for us.  I am beginning to think there are no other kind!  I had to work Saturday, so that makes for a one day weekend which goes by extremely fast when you are trying to fit in all the housework and spending time with the kiddos!

I made some really good progress on the dress I’m currently working on.  I am at the point of endless rounds to get to the final length, which for me always seems like the longest part.  I find I measure almost every round to see if I’m there yet, even though I know its not.

I was all set to finish up the first of the two bunnies I am making for the girls for Easter when I ran out of yarn halfway through the second leg.  I have to run out at lunch and buy more today.  An entire skein of yarn for one leg.  Luckily its brown so I know I’ll find plenty of other uses for it.  I started on the second bunny since I couldn’t work on that one anymore.  I have decided to make their dresses in my Bernat Baby Jaquard and think they will turn out so cute!

I didn’t get any good pictures of my WIPs for today, so instead I will share my package of fabric goodies.  I got my order!  These will all become skirts and shorts for the girls.  I can’t wait to dive in!

Such pretty fabrics!

Such pretty fabrics!

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a happy, hectic, handmade day!

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Finally Friday…

Just a quick post to show a little updated progress on one of my current WIPs.  I have been working on this cross stitch for what seems like ages, and I am so pleased with how it is coming along.  I ordered two more and that gave me motivation to work on this one so I can also do the new ones!

This is by far the biggest cross stitch I have ever tackled!

This is by far the biggest cross stitch I have ever tackled!

Cross stitch normally takes a back burner to the other crafts as it is the one that is my truly selfish work.  Everything I cross stitch is for me, me, me!  The plan at the moment is to have these beautiful flowered works of art hanging in my living room.  It would certainly help if I did not already loose the last one I finished.  I was going to take it to have it framed, but guess what, it is no where to be found!  That was a month ago and what really made me realize that the clutter was overwhelming.  I still haven’t gotten to work much on the decluttering, but hopefully will find my last beauty when I finally do.

I believe I have a final list ready for the girls’ wardrobes of what I plan to make and buy, so tune in tomorrow for that post!

Have a happy hectic handmade day!

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Weekend Wrap-Up…

We had a great weekend in the happy, hectic, home!

Saturday the girls granny came over in the morning and my sister in law came over in the afternoon with her two boys.  The girls had a great time playing with their cousins and the weather was nice so we got to go outside for a bit.

Sunday was my day to try to get caught up on housework but it seems a never ending cycle.  I have actually purged about half of the girls toys and I am thinking that we are in need of one more round of purging.  It seems things are getting pulled out of the toy bins, but just tossed on the floor, not actually played with, in favor of playing with a few favorites.  Less things mean an easier time finding things for the girls and an easier time with clutter for mom and dad!  I got a bit done, but thanks to allergies having me a little under the weather, not as much as I needed to.

I did spend my down time rather productively and finished up my older daughter’s sundress.  She loved it!

She loves her new dress!

She loves her new dress!

I have gotten a start on the next dress and should have some good progress to post later in the week.

I also placed an order for some fabric to make some more things for the girls summer wardrobes!  I should have them completely outfitted before long and half will be handmade by mama!  This is my first year of actively trying to make most of their things and summer seemed like a good time to get a start since our summers are so long around here!  This has however put me a bit behind on other things I was working on, but the clothes need to be done before the warm weather hits.  I am planning to make myself a check list to see what’s what.  Can’t wait to be able to share more of the wardrobe with you!

As always, I hope you all have a happy, hectic, handmade day!

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