here is a first draft of my project board by my sewing machine/table. i like it. for now. i am sure i'll tweak it later but a good use for one of those blasted cork panels. the stickers are all removable, the same ones i used on avery's dresser and on our doors in our house.
i also want to try to put one to use with this idea, for a mouse pad, looks cool!
then when the kids were taking a nap i spotted the pillow form i bought a long time ago to make a pillow for avery's room to go in her rocking chair that's in there. it's been ethan's pillow in there, which doesn't go with her bedding at all. so i made it and i really like how it came out too. yay for sewing. i am happy to feel back in my groove again. i have come to the conclusion that it is in my essential make-up that i need to create something at regular intervals so i can feel balanced and happy:)
i have this problem, i like to go to thrift stores and it wouldn't really be a problem at all, except that sometimes i find fantastic things there, and it is so amazing that i look around as i put it in my cart and say "man...it must be like kismet or something...it's truly my day today!" yesterday at saver's was not my day (although i did find a leap frog leap pad for $1.99)....
there was this table.
and that seems to be what i am unconsciously mourning. this tourquoise, beautiful, old but in REALLY good shape table. pretty big, it came with five chairs, all in good shape and a SOLD sticker on it.
somethings just don't leave me for whatever reason...like when i saw the set of three tall light yellow lockers in Saver's that inspired my months long search of lockers which now happily reside in my house...one wonders if such a table, or anything like it would exist somewhere else for me to buy...probably not for $69.99 though.
yay! our tax refund is being processed in our checking account as we speak! whew! that makes me feel a lot better:) now i just have to work at not spending it on things that aren't as important as rent until kendall starts his job huh?:) i'm just going to enjoy the time when we don't have to pay Uncle Sam for taxes and we get that blessed child credit:)
she got shots (2) and she was a trooper! only cried for a moment after and calmed down well. i was proud.
the only thing of concern is this,
on the inside of her bottom lip. he thinks it's a mucous cell or something of that sort and it will have to be removed by an oral surgeon. so we will go through the referral process...long and who knows when it will actually be accomplished:) but we'll look forward to that.
(and yay for new batteries for the camera...it's still kicking, just needed new juice!)
it looks like a really great book with projects i already am itching to try! yay for valentine's day:)
anyway, today was the first sunday avery was able to go to nursery at church (class for 18 months to 3 years) and she loved it! she had a lot of fun, she didn't have a problem with me leaving and she wasn't crying any of the times i peeked in the window:)
here is avery, this morning....playing in the lockers, she actually opened the locker, and pulled out the bags i had in there and so she could go inside, so i figured i'd take her picture in there:) funny girl. her 18 month actual birthday is on thursday of this next week..she is getting so big. she says more things that are actually understandable and she is so much fun! this age is super cute and hilariously funny (most of the time:)) love that girl so much!
is that you are never sure which one worked....avery for the past week has been having trouble after we put her down for bed. she's been crying and screaming and it's just not what she normally does. kendall says that when it's just him home and he puts the kids down, she cries for a while after he puts her down, routinely. i had a hard time believing that but the man doesn't lie so it must be true:) usually, when i put her down, she doesn't make a peep. so her screaming like this was unsettling and kind of odd. so i thought, maybe it's her teeth. maybe her teeth hurt...maybe she's hungry, she's probably due for a growth spurt...then kendall said, maybe she was hot, and then i thought...man, she's almost 18 months old, maybe the routine we have right now isn't sufficient for her anymore, and maybe her bedtime is too early (usually in bed by 7:30). maybe she's just not tired enough. so tonight i gave her some ibuprophen to take care of any teeth issues, we made sure she ate a good dinner and then she ate a whole thing of yoplait yogurt before bed. we turned the fan on in her room, because, even though it's february, it sure isn't freezing here in AZ, and then we got the kids down around 8 instead of 7:30 and then i read some stories with her before we did her normal bedtime routine of lights out and songs etc. and tonight no screaming...but what worked??? whatever it is, i am just glad it did:) the awesome and sometimes frustrating thing about parenting is that it changes just when you get used to something and many times...for inexplicable reasons. oh well, we will keep trying to figure it out. maybe audrey's right and it was the moon:)
as in cute as a button? maybe.
anyway, if you would like to put a button link on your blog to the All Sewn Up blog. feel free. here is the pic. if you don't want to, please don't. you just go ahead and do whatever makes you happy!!!! if you need help creating the link: right click on the picture and save it to your computer. then go to your blogger dashboard, go to layout, click on Add a Gadget. then scroll down and click on picture. then caption it, title it whatever you want and then in the space that says "link" put http://jwsew.blogspot.com/ then select the picture from where you put it on your computer and click done! voila! little button for you:)
but remember. only if you wanna!!!