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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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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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Weekend Wrap Up and Exciting News!

This weekend was the first I have had Saturday and Sunday off without being sick in quite a while, which made for an extremely busy weekend.  I have been needing to de-clutter the girls toys since Christmas and their birthdays.  They got so many things and some of them had such tiny pieces that my three year old still likes to put in her mouth.  I put a bunch of things up in the closet to bring out in a couple of months to change things up and our toy bins are nicely organized now and no longer overflowing.  An added bonus to this is that the girls are actually playing with their toys.  I think when they have too many its overwhelming and they just don’t play with it, but now that they can find things easily they have been having great fun playing with things.

I also organized the area beside my chair where I keep all of my WIPs.  It was a disaster!  Now everything has its place there and will be easy to find and pick up when I’m ready to craft.

My newly organized craft space.  My cross stitch and small WIPs live in the basket with all my hooks, needles and notions and my larger WIPs each have their own clear project bag.

My newly organized craft space. My cross stitch and small WIPs live in the basket with all my hooks, needles and notions and my larger WIPs each have their own clear project bag.

Last week I had somewhat of an epiphany as I was slogging along on the sweater I was knitting for myself.  While I do enjoy knitting socks and softies, I don’t really enjoy knitting larger items.  I miss my crochet!  This realization almost instantly brought my crafting mojo back.  It was like a weight was lifted when I realized I had no desire to finish the sweater I was working on, so I really shouldn’t.  I pulled out some old things, like my Northern Lights Afghan and my Rippling Vest and have decided that I will get them going again.  The Rippling Vest was turning out too small, way back when (the swatches, they lie!) so I will have to restart it, but that is fine, I am ready to make that leap and get working on a beautiful vest!

My Northern Lights Afghan

My Northern Lights Afghan

The Rippling Vest as it is now.  I will have to restart and consider the current WIP one big gauge swatch!

The Rippling Vest as it is now. I will have to restart and consider the current WIP one big gauge swatch!

I also pulled my cross stitch back out.  It has been a while since I have worked on any and I miss that as well.  I am working on my Flowers and still have both girls birth records to finish (they are four and three!)

What I have so far on the huge flower cross stitch I am working on.

What I have so far on the huge flower cross stitch I am working on.

I have also been reading again with renewed vigor.  I discovered John Saul and have read a couple of his creepy ghost stories.  I am really enjoying them!  Can’t wait to see what happens next with every page I read!

And, last but not least, I promised some exciting news.  The happy, hectic, home is about to get a wee bit more hectic.  We will have a new addition in July!  I found out when I was so sick that I am expecting!  My husband and I and the girls are all so excited to welcome our newest addition and I will keep everyone updated on all the fun, crafty things I make for baby!

Thank you all for following me along on this crazy journey.  Have a happy, hectic, handmade day!

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