Apr 29, 2013

Tackling the craft room!

Since moving in with my in-laws things have been a bit crowded.  Well, not that we have so much stuff, mostly that the kids get into everything and they have lots of stuff.  Sadly, the mess you are about to see is not totally their fault.  They aren't supposed to play in this room, but they do when I am working in there.  Most of this is my fault, this is my crafting space and where I package cutting boards and our other kitchenware orders, since it is one of the few places that has a decent empty floor space that I can take over a few hours at a time, and it is also my workout space!

Now on to the tour of the disaster room! This is looking into the room from the door.  On the back wall are the sewing machines and a BIG monkey that needed his arm fixed. On the right is the design and cutting table.
 
 Here we have the design/cutting table and some fabric storage and lots of stuff on the floor.  Aaron made the rocking chair!  Super comfy, the bag is a goodwill/donation bag of stuff.

Now on to it cleaned up a bit, not perfect, but I don't have time to make every room perfect and I am sure this one will be a mess again.  I am hoping to keep up with it, but with two kids that like to get into everything...yeah right!

Same view from the doorway.  Big monkey has been fixed and put back in the kids room.  After we buy the house, I think I will work on putting shelving up so I can empty out my totes (it has my thread and elastic and other crafting stuff).
 
 This corner did pretty good!  That bag is now gone too, I dropped it off later that day :) 

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Apr 22, 2013

Great cloth diaper change

This past Saturday was the world's attempt at setting a new guiness book of world records for the most cloth diapers changed at the same time. Different from last year when it was simultaneously, which meant some people were getting up extra early to go change a diaper at a registered location.  This year at 11am local time, people all over the world gathered to change their baby into a cloth diaper!  This was my second year participating, and probably my last, as Bubby is 2 and potty learning now.  We had 18 babies changed at our event (there were 2 in the Indy area this year, last year we were all together).  The official numbers aren't in yet, but I will update when they do come in :)

I went to the GCDC-downtown Indianapolis again this year sponsored by Little Green Bean Boutique and Nurture.  Great companies ran by some nice ladies.  We even have some of our toys and now some nursing necklaces and baby spoons at Little Green Bean.  If you are around Indianapolis any time I recommend checking them both out.

Here are the nursing necklaces I made and the baby spoons Aaron made on the Little Green Bean Boutique table (I love thess wet bags by Lillies and Jasmine, the prints are so cute!)

 Bubby and I helped with set up :)
 
Bubby before the change, in his Lovely pocket diaper
 
 Part of the group (the picture with me in it).  I didn't take the pictures since I was participating, and don't want to post pictures of others without permission if I don't have to, but this one has me and Bubby in his Nykibaby diaper from Monkey Toe diapers (he is the only BIG kid in the back)



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Apr 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday-Easter




 


Not very bright but the kids didn't want them to sit, so the coloring got wiped off early


 
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Apr 2, 2013

Visiting family out of state

Last week the kids and I took a 12 hour trip to Kansas to visit Yoyo and Yaya (grandpa and grandma) and my sister and her new twins.  I made some outfits for my new niece and nephew to take and even gave them some of the kids outgrown clothes.  So I got to visit family, clean out some clutter, and make cute outfits :)   So really this blog post is going to be a photo bomb of family fun in Kansas.

First here are the outfit I made for them:
Newsie hats made from THIS pattern on Ravelry

These hats were made with THIS pattern on Ravelry
I made up the pants patterns and the skirt on this outfit.
 
This is one of my favorites! It is made from a brown cordouroy type material that was a zip up sweater.  The pants were the sleeves, the vest the the front panels, and the skirt was the back.  I used a scrap piece for the center of the flower.  I found THIS tutorial for the vest over at B is for Boy (So cute and EASY to do!)

Now for a few family pictures!
These are my new niece and nephew in their hats I made them :)

 
Bubby loved holding his baby cousin.  He held and hugged her and she fell asleep on him!

Little Missy was a big helper in taking care of her too.

The family at Yoyo and Yaya's house (grandpa and grandmas house)
 
The gang visiting the zoo :)
 

Disclaimer: All posts and opinions are my own. They may not be the same as yours, but being individuals I can't please everybody. However this is my blog :P