Saturday, January 7, 2012

Playing Catch Up!

I have so many things that I need to catch up on. I'm sure I am not the only one, but I can almost bet you my list is longer. My sewing room is finally coming together. I have my washer/dryer moved to the new area with cabinets above. I have cabinets set in the sewing room and this weekend we will be installing the upper open shelving over the cabinets that my dad and uncle made. I am sure it won't take me long to fill it full of fabric once it is up and ready to go! I have to paint them first, though. My pantry is finished (well, almost). All but the flooring and molding. That is coming up soon! I have totally slacked on taking pictures as we went. My plan all along was to take before and after photos but I would get started and then I would remember after it was too late.

I was super busy before Christmas with my Etsy shop. Since this was my first Christmas with my shop I had no idea what to expect, but I was happy with it. I didn't have time to make all the Christmas gifts I wanted to make, but I did get a few done. I also didn't get Christmas cards sent out, much less purchased. Ugh. I say every year I need to start earlier but I seriously think I need to start in the summer! I made fabric monogrammed note cards for all the teachers (except the 14 year old's because he is officially too cool now) and they were a hit! I decided to list some in the shop so we will see how that goes. It is a good fabric stash buster.

I also made a wreath for my SIL that she requested. She had seen one on Pinterest and showed me at Thanksgiving. Mine turned out to be fuller than our example but I was pleased with the turnout. And she wanted a cream flower on it. I had a hard time finding one that didn't clash with the filters but I finally found one. A single Magnolia bloom was perfect! I didn't add a way to hang it because I forgot to ask where she was putting it and what she wanted. I thought it would be easier to go back and add that than to redo it. I bought the ribbon the other to just get it put on!

I like it so well I may have to make one for myself! I can't remember for the life of me what size wreath this is, but for some reason I am thinking it is a 16" foam wreath. It took almost an entire 200 count package of coffee filters and a whole bunch of glue sticks! It was more time consuming than I thought it would be, but it wasn't bad at all.

Now that the holidays are over I hope to do a better job keeping you all up to date on my boring life. But don't count on season will be starting soon and Bryson says he IS playing this year! That is 3 kids, 3 different ball fields. At least with Brayden his season will be over just as the other 2 are starting so that will help us so much! Have a great weekend everyone!


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