Monday, October 13, 2008

Last week I found this ruffled skirt tutorial and printed it out, hoping to make one for Emma sometime. I showed her the pictures and she said, "If you make me a skirt like that, I promise I'll wear it every day." Got it. I bumped the skirt up to the top of my "Things I Want to Sew" list and finished it for her last night.It was very easy, and I think it's pretty cute. More importantly, she likes it too. And the good news for her? I'm not even going to make her wear it every day.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The weather today was amazing so we spent most of the day playing outside. Isn't October the best?You know those fuzzy caterpillars with the brown stripe in the middle? I used to see those all the time when I was a kid, but I hardly ever see them anymore. This must be a busy time for them because today we saw four!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Amazingly, all three kids have been going to bed really well lately so I've had some time to sew in the evenings. Yay! I bought this Sweet Little Dress pattern because I thought I would be able to sew dresses and shirts for both Emma and Allie. Even better than it's being so useful is the fact that it is easy and fast. I completed this dress for Emma in just over an hour.She wasn't very enthusiastic about modeling it for a picture, she did seem to like it a lot. She wore it to school the day after I made it, and (according to her teacher) she proudly told everyone in her class that I sewed it for her. Success!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Does anyone know any magic secret for how to get a baby to not cry in the car? Allie HATES the carseat and cries the whole time whenever we go anywhere. With my other kids, if I stopped and nursed them in the carseat they would usually calm down, but with Allie it isn't that easy. She gets so upset that she won't even nurse when she's in her carseat - she just want to get out. I've been trying to limit our diving, but we do have to buy groceries, take Emma to and from school, etc. I just hope she gets used to it soon because it's so hard for me to listen to her cry and know there's nothing I can do about it.My parents and grandma came for a short visit this weekend. Steve was working most of the time so it was great to have them here to fill up the weekend for us. Having three other adults around to hold babies, read books to kids, do crafts with Emma, and mow the grass sure makes things easy for me!