Sorry I’ve taken a little hiatus…I’ve been busy playing with the kids, organizing my “sewing corner”, adding to my fabric collection, printing off a ridiculous amount of sewing tutorials, watching the Goonies with my hub, and trying to stay on top of cleaning (ha). Anyway an update on our little Miss. Is in order…
Miss NaNa (that’s what Aiden has chosen to call her) pronounced (neigh neigh) like a horse sound Last Tuesday we went in for a weight check…and I could hardly believe my eyes when she shook the scales at 9.9lbs!!! 9oz in a week!! Incredible What a huge answer to our prayers as well as so many others! We’re so incredibly thankful to everyone who has and is still joining us in prayer. Today we’re going back for another weigh in and I’m hoping and pretty certain that she has yet again gained an incredible amount of weight. Though she still has chicken legs…they’re getting quite thunderous 😉
My husband bought me a sewing machine for Valentine’s Day and also gave me an allowance to get things up and running . I received my machine yesterday and LOVE it! It’s a Singer 7256..I did a little research and figured it’s a simple to use machine with features like auto threading, auto stitch length and width, auto thread tension, and it has 70 stitches. I purchased mine on Amazon .com and got it for $150 and free shipping .I’ve been making trips to Joann Fabrics and found an awesome deal on flannel which I’m making burp cloths, wash cloths for a dear friend and then two rag quilts for my little ones. Fabric.com has an amazing section of $1.95 fabric which of course I scooped up some nice varieties of fabrics just for a stash…you can’t beat the price!
Last night in my little sewing corner (aka the dark corner of our laundry room closet…haha) I sewed washcloths and burp cloths. The washcloths are super simple just cut out 2 pieces of 9×9 flannel and pin around to hold fabric in place making sure fabric is touching right sides in. And sew around leaving an opening to turn right side out then sew around the complete square making sure you sew up the opening! Super simple and we use these all the time with the kids and they’ve held up MUCH better than the store bought rags 😉
If you’re looking for a place to find awesome sewing tutorials check out….
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/category/baby she has a ton of tutorials on repurposing old clothes into new treasures
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com she also has some fun sewing projects…I have so many projects for the little one and I’ve found most of them from her site!! Those are just my two favs at the moment! Really, check them out. They’ll inspire you to create!
Hope your days are filled with lots of love and laughter. Check out todays devotional over at http://devotions.proverbs31.org Todays verse is..
“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17