Archive for September, 2009

Getting to know you

My Sweet Boy

My Sweet Boy

I saw this on Luv In The Mommyhood and thought it would be fun to try.  Also, I’ve been on a time crunch because I’ve been working on the upcoming Michigan Breastfeeding Walk through my local La Leche League group…so I have neglected my blog!  I have a ton to say, just not enough time to say it.  After September 20th I will be back and I’ll share our event with you!  But, for today, here’s my little get to know me (and get to know you) post!

 Making : a fabric basket (for the first time!)
Cooking :up ideas for where to order takeout (I’m a baker, not a cook – and it’s been too hot to run the oven!)
Drinking : chocolate milk
Reading: Sewing Green (I just got this yesterday in the mail and I’m LOVING it!  I can’t wait to make some of these projects, which I’m hoping I’ll be able to try tonight!!!)
Wanting: our walk to be successful in two ways: breastfeeding awareness and to make a profit so we can reach more people who need help breastfeeding!
Looking: at pictures on my desk: the hubs and I when we were young(er) and unmarried and my sweet baby boy in overalls, too cute!
Playing: hooky from what I should be doing!
Wasting: energy and time – and hopefully nothing else!
Sewing: a few things: a quilt I started about 4 years ago, the binding on a quilt I finished about 2 years ago…and after tonight a few other projects!
Wishing: I could be in two places at once
Enjoying: knowing my house is clean (not very common for me!)
Waiting: for the end of the workday
Liking: the plans I’ve made for the future
Wondering: what Holden will be like this time next year
Loving: that I have Mondays off and I got a close parking spot today!
Hoping: that lots of walkers come next weekend
Marvelling: at my family and friends and the life I have built
Needing: to eat lunch soon
Smelling: office smells
Wearing: jeans and a sweater
Following: new people on Twitter
Noticing: how many cool people are on the internet
Knowing: if it comes down to it, I wouldn’t change a thing – okay, so I might give myself a better metabolism and an unlimited trust fund, but mostly I wouldn’t change a thing!
Thinking: of what I haven’t done for the walk
Bookmarking: tutorials for projects I want to try
Opening: e-mails with good news
Giggling: that I ever let people at work bother me or make me mad
Feeling: hungry

Okay, now post this on your blog, with your own answers.  Make sure to leave a comment here so I can come read yours and get to know you.  Can’t wait to meet you!

September 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm 2 comments

FINALLY; a project come to fruition

I feel like I’ve been posting a lot of “updates” and “stay tuned for something new” with nothing really of substance. I apologize for that. I feel like I’m doing a small part of so many things that I’m not doing any of them all that well! I’m sure those of you with attention spans as short as mine can relate! Anyway, this is a VERY small victory, but a victory none the less. I had an idea for an embellished shoe for little girls. I don’t have a little girl, but I have a lot of friends and family who have little girls and who doesn’t want to work on something with frills or ruffles? I always do.

Fancy Feet

Fancy Feet

So, I dreamed about this particular embellishment project for a few days and last night/today at lunch, it produced an actual shoe. I’m not sure it’s complete. I think I may add some polka dot fabric to the tongue. The fabrics are Moda from a few years back (about 4, I think). They’re leftover from a quilt I made for my first niece, Ava. (Her brother is my new nephew, Mason, and is pictured here with their Mom, my bff and cousin Alicia. She lets me be their auntie even though I’m technically their second cousin once removed, or something.) So, I LOVED the fabrics so much that I went back and bought more thinking I might have a little girl of my own some day and I loved her quilt so much I thought I might make it similar. My little girl turned out to be a boy and I never got much further than a few quilt blocks. So, I have lots of this fabric and I still love it just as much as I did 4 ½ years ago. But, back to the real point of this post…

Inside of Shoe

Inside of Shoe

These are a bit Punky Brewster-ish, but in a modern way, I think. I love how they turned out. I think the ruffle is just the thing to make it fun and girl-up the more athletic tom-boy type shoe. I feel like I would want a bunch of these if I had a little girl. What do you think?

(Pardon the files, taken on break at work)

(Pardon the files, taken on break at work)

Do you have a little girl? Do you just want these shoes? I have no idea how much it costs to make them yet, but I think I might put a few pair in my Etsy shop. They’re certainly going to be little girl gifts for this coming year! Would you like to know how to make them? I’ve never really done a tutorial, but I thought I might try…Interested? They’re not hard, but they are a little detailed and a little sticky in some places. I still have to spray them with some sealant to make them more outdoor friendly. I was inspired by these shoes (at Make It and Love It) for big girls! Honestly, I may make myself a pair in the next week or two…or maybe when the walk is over!

I’m swamped with walk planning! If you want to support me, or breastfeeding in general, please ask me for more information about our upcoming walk at Hawk Island Park in Lansing, Michigan on Sunday, September 20, 2009! Well, my break is nearly over, so I’m going to get back to work…I would LOVE your feedback about the Fancy Feet! (What do you think of the name?)

September 2, 2009 at 6:43 pm 5 comments


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