I have way too many sewing projects that I need to work on. I had planned to sew my daughter a doll for her 2nd birthday and my son a carrying case for matchbox cars (he loves his cars). Now, here it is the Thursday before their birthday on Sunday and I haven't done a thing. What else is new? I may try to get some sewing done tonight, or at least get the pattern cut out. We are, again, having another snow storm here in New England. I am so hoping that it just gives us a dusting, but maybe it will force me to get some projects done! If I can get these 2 things made, then I will feel good. I do still need to get out and get a bunch of matchbox cars for my son. I am hoping that they will really like these gifts and I can feel good about giving them something that I made!
Once these projects are done, it's time to move onto the new apron swap. I still have to get out and buy new material. I am thinking maybe tomorrow after we go to EI group, I'll stop at the fabric store. I think I am going to make a half apron. It's kind of funny that I got a half apron for the last swap and I made a full apron, and then this time, I am making a half apron and requested a full apron! I can't wait to go and look at material. I love craft shopping and even though I can't afford to buy more, bot in terms of money and space, I always look forward to having a reason to buy something new! I am also getting together with a friend on Monday and we will be making some tutus for the girls. I can't wait to have another friend to create with. Also she told me that she has been making some mama pads and I can't wait to see them. I have been tempted to make some myself, but I really need to see how it's done. I am such a visual person. I am hoping that once I see hers and see what materials she used, I can start to make my own. Hopefully that will be one more thing that I can cross off my list of things that I buy. I have also been toying with the idea of using cloth for toilet paper. At first, I thought that it was disgusting, but then I realized I use cloth wipes on the babies so why not on me too. I think it will be cleaner, less impact on the environment, and less paper product that I have to buy. Now that I am writing about this, I am thinking that I may work on some more cloths for the kitchen, both wash cloths and towels. I have some towel material that I got as a remnant and I can knit some wash cloths. I really need to be less dependent on paper towels. I really need to bleach the cloth that I now have and it they are still gross, I need to just get rid of them. Thanks to http://ourmothersdaughters.blogspot.com/, I am thinking a little more about what I clean with!
Happy sewing and knitting, especially for the home,
Oh, and BTW, I still need to make a cake for the kids birthday! Nothing special, just a cake with stars, I think!