Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two New Roommates...

Yes I know, I'm late in need to remind me...but...well there is no buts...

We have a new roommate. They moved in last Wednesday...and have decided to make it a permanent home for a little while. We don't have a lot of space, but we are making do. And for me, it's exciting. A little nerve racking but it is going to be fun. We'll have to rearrange some things, and things will have to go out in the shed, but it's no big deal at all....and we are happy to move the things out, so that they can stay.

I am talking about my Dad and Freida. My dad will be living in our spare bedroom while building his boat. Yes is making a boat so that he can sail up the eastern seaboard. A dream that he has had for a while now. And Freida will be sharing the space with now, don't get to excited, Freida is my Dad's 11 week old Boston Terrier. She is an amazing little pup, and a great companion for my dad.

It will be nice that my dad is back in town....we didn't have the greatest relationship when I was younger so now maybe things will change. I'm an adult now, and don't need to please. I have my own opinions...and so does he...and we might just have to agree to disagree. I'm glad that Tori will get to know her grandpa...he has so much to teach us.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yes I am a slacker once again...but I have good reason...LACK OF SLEEP!!!! Little Miss Thing is becoming such a big girl. She now has her 2 bottom teeth in. However they are still bothering her. And the top ones are on their way. We can see them, they are on the verge of pushing right on through. Two teeth in less than a week is a lot for a little one to handle. I'm just happy that she hasn't been running a fever. She's just been wanting to gnaw on everything, and a little fussy. Nothing that a little bit of Tylenol/Motrin won't fix. After about 20 mins, she's as good as new again.

It's hard to believe that this month she will be turning 9 months. I don't know where the time has gone at all. My baby is getting so big. She's crawling, pulling up, and starting to "let go" to stand by herself. She can last for about 10-15 seconds, and then she falls down/ or sits down. She cruises around the couch and her crib. It's adorable...

I haven't gotten much sewing done :( I did make her a little skirt last Friday... It was something simple, but yet a lot of work...hrmm that sounds like an oximoron comment. It's a little Knife Pleat Skirt. It has an elastic waistband. I have made her a matching T-Shirt as well. I cut her initial out of the same fabric, and appliqued it to the front. I need to get a picture of the shirt. But for now, here's a picture of the skirt. I also did a French seam on the inside. It is tucked into one of the pleats so it's hidden. I was so proud of it. Here's a picture of the seam. Just and fyi, a french seam is a seam that is incased in itself. So there is no raw edge material showing. The waist was folded over, then I applied single folded bias tape to the raw edge and stitched it down to make a casing for the elastic. It's simple but it did the trick.