Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday- Sewing Projects

This Top Ten is my sewing projects that I am working on right know. Complete with pictures : ) my list is in no order, other then what came to mind first. All projects are in various stages of completion, so you may have to use your imagination on some... but it might get me working harder on some of them so I can do a follow up post. And if you want to join the Top Ten fun, head over to ohamanda to link up.

#1 This little jacket and matching dress and purse for a way too cute 2 year old I know.

#2 I used a old woman's knit top to make this little skirt, and the matching top is an up cycled girls top also for that cute 2 year old.

#3 These quilt squares will one day keep me and the hubby warm on cold winter nights while we watch our shows in bed.

#4 This is an up cycled ladies polo shirt. I just took the sleeves and narrowed the chest a little, Viola a 3T polo dress

#5 I plan on taking in this 2X men's t-shirt and making it a M ladies T

#6 This is a skirt for my older daughter, the white with stars is a band at the bottom of the skirt, I just need to put a waist band on it.... and maybe some pockets

#7 This red white and blue will be a little girls sundress

#8 These 2 little dresses just need the bodice lining put in, add some buttons and button holes and call them done!

#9 I plan on making place mats for the girls with this, they will each have a plain color back, to match the green and pink.

#10 this is a skirt that we found at the GoodWill that was to big, and to long, sooo I chopped off the top and will add a lining and an elastic waistband.

So that is what I have been, and will be working on this week. How about you?
Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, May 30, 2011

"Hearts at Home"

This is my first "Hearts at Home" post... So for a "Hearts at Home" post if you don't know all ready is a post in which you list 4-6 things that you do, or will be doing this week to encourage yourself and other stay at home moms to keep your "Hearts at Home" put on by Gae over at Cherished Hearts at Home. So on with my post...

This week I will be working on our lesson plans for the fall (and if I am real lucky I might get all the way til spring done) I will be incorporating more crafts and meal prep/planning for my girls and more hobbyish stuff fr my son.

I will continue to pray for help having a gracious and thankful heart, by not letting my grumpies show through when doing housework I don't like, grumbling because it's hot, or being in a mood because my husband is running late coming home from work, instead I will try to focus on the positive of each situation, at least I have a house to clean, it could be cold : ) , and so on.

I am reworking our chore and school schedule so that we have a bit more free time during the day, and more "quick clean" times so that instead of doing a huge block of chores we will be breaking it up through out the day.

I have made some new goals for myself to always have the dishes washed and put away before I leave the house and before I go to bed, and to have the house picked up before my husband comes home each day. These are some things that I think make me feel better which in turn makes me in a better mood and that just flows though to every one else : )

What are you doing this week to keep your "Heart at Home"?

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Smart Martha's, a book review

Smart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy MomsSmart Martha's Catholic Guide for Busy Moms a book by Tammi Kiser
Over all this book was a easy read, with chapters like, Toys 'R' Taking Us Over, which gives you suggestions about keeping toys under control through which toys are meaningful, and how to organize them, and From T-Ball To Trombone, a chapter on how to keep track of all the kids activities. I would recommend this book to any mom, weather they are looking for a organizational book or not, it gives good hints for Catholic moms, without being SO Catholic that other Christan moms could not read it and use the techniques. Her techniques would work well if you have 1 toddler or 10 kids of multiple ages. She just throws out what has worked for her family, 9 kids and a husband. I linked to her web page up top along with a link to Amazon.com, top link. So go out and grab this book or rent it from your local library and see if you can be a Smart Martha!!

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

it's been soooo long

It has been so long since I posted on my poor neglected blog. So many posts I want to write... I do have a book review to do on a really good book, and hope to have it posted by tomorrow night. until then I am going to do a quick link up with The Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window... The sun is up and shining, it is going to be a gorgeous day
I am thinking... That it has been way to long since I was at Adoration and glad I was feeling good when I got up this morning so I could go.
I am thankful for... My family and the time we spend together and My Faith
From the learning rooms... We are gearing to slow down for the summer, we go year round, but once May hits we get shorter and shorter days. Today after a quick math lesson and Bible time we will be taking a family bike ride/picnic.
From the kitchen... Bread! yummy, after we all get home I will be baking some bread, but it has been to warm to do to much cooking, sandwich and salad weather I call it ; )
I am wearing... I light weight black with colorful designs skirt and a t-shirt
I am creating... SSSOOOO much sewing happening over here. Dresses and skirts, some gaucho pants for bike riding, and costumes for VBS
I am going... to get my lists together and do some grocery shopping, no extreme couponing this week, but I will be couponing, : )
I am reading... A couple of books, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, is 1 of them.
I am hoping... For a good day, we have a lot to do and I hope we can do it and have fun at the same time.
I am hearing... My youngest, she is giving her horse a check-up and being very quite so she doesn't wake anyone else up.
Around the house...  Sewing, sewing, some more sewing, gardening, biking, cleaning and some school thrown in for good measure.
One of my favorite things... Silly kids
A few plans for the rest of the week: Babysitting a fun pair of twins, as much school as we can squeeze in to maybe get a head, a lot of outdoor time and of course some sewing.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing... Me and my son at the flea market on Sunday.

Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words. - St. Francis of Assisi