Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lemon Lime Sherbet

This is the baby blanket I made for a dear friend of mine's new baby girl. I decided to name it lemon lime sherbet because of the lovely colors of white, pale green, and pale yellow. It reminded me so much of those colors in sherbet. :) It's actually some baby yarn I bought at a cute little yarn store in Cambridge, England. I had actually bought it to make my twins' blankets, but then decided instead to make them out of a much thicker (and warmer) yarn, which turned out to be pretty smart, given how cool it got very quickly after they were born. Anyway, so I decided to make it for my friend's baby, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

The bunny is actually a freebie pattern from Wee Wonderfuls website. I embroidered the little bunny and stuffed it. I thought it would make a good new baby toy for when she starts being able to grasp things, because she can gnaw on it to her heart's content, and it's just the right size for little hands. I hope she enjoys it! :)

I just LOVE making baby things!!! It's such a happy project, and each stitch was filled with love and prayers for this new little person to be welcomed in the world!

Happy bithday, little Rachel!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Old Sink, New Sink

We've been wanting to replace not only our faucet in the kitchen, but also the sink, itself, for some time now. Our first choice was cast-iron, which I still love and plan to have in my "gonna' stay here" home one day. And we did, in fact, purchase one, brought it home, and would you believe was WARPED! CAST IRON! But sure enough, it was not straight and would not fit flush with our countertop (and yes, we checked it was not the countertop, but levels don't lie. The sink was NOT straight.) That, plus after careful consideration that we weren't sure our current cabinets were set up to hold that kind of weight for any prolonged amount of time, we finally just went with stainless steel. We, are, of course, trying to fix up our house as nice as possible but also trying to be frugal on what we invest in it, as we know we will eventually sell.

Anyway, this sink is a good 2 inches deeper. LOVE that feature way more than I thought I would. And it also has completely flat bottoms, as opposed to our old one that has curved corners on the bottom. So, more room, over all.

I love it. I don't even have to say a word about the faucet with sprayer. Come on! Just LOOK! :) It's awesome. Esp. since we still had the contractor grade one with broken sprayer. Fun.

So, I am very very very happy with this new addition to my kitchen (along with my new convection oven, but that's another post...) and proud of my wonderful hubby who is so good with tools!



Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Just want to remind everyone out there to pray for all the people going through so much fear and saddness in Japan. May God help them all!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

AGH day(s)...

Okay, trying to sew. Really I am. I actually decided I would do my best to sew a little every day this week...and I have, only I've been having really BAD sewing days. Let's just say had I been sewing on a shirt, I would have sewn the sleeve to the neckhole or something...only to take it out and do the same mistake again about four times. Yeah. Very annoying. Only I haven't been making a shirt. I've been making this car seat cover for a friend of mine. Her baby boy is due soon. :) (Yea!) And though it really should have been a simple project and not have given me any trouble at all, Murphey really threw me a curve ball, because pretty much all that could go wrong, did, the most annoying of which was someone messing with the tension on my machine (I think it was the girl...) and getting it so messed up that I didn't think I'd ever get it straight and still am not totally convinced it's through giving me grief. But...after about three days of aggrivation, I have finally finished it! (Cue the music!) It's actually pretty darn cute, if I may say so myself. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the froggie and mushroom fabric. Forgive the picture, though. It's on a chair...I don't have any baby car seats to try it out on. Mine are all too big now.

But here it is. TAH DAH! Something finally made this week! LOL

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


No, I haven't disappeared from the planet. LOL Sorry to say we've all had a recurring dose of "the crud" and I haven't had much time for (or felt up to) blogging or doing anything very interesting lately. So, my apologies and bear with me. I hope to be back soon.