Thursday, March 04, 2010

Getting my groove back, slowly

Today I actually took the girls to Joann (the craft/fabric store).  This is huge, people!  Plus, I've made dinner about 4 times in the last week and a half.  Again, HUGE!  I'm trying not to do too much, because when I do, I pay for it the next day, but for now, I'm taking it slow and loving having less nausea.
On to better things...
Why was it necessary to take a trip to Joann?  I have 3 projects I'm wanting to do at the moment:

1.  Make this shirt.  Totally cute and comfy.  I even have the right amount of what I think will be cute fabric (it's always hard to know what will look good in a huge, maternity amount.)  I didn't have elastic though...  so off I went.

2. Make a cute hospital gown to deliver in.  These seem to be all the rage now.  There are several varieties available on, in fact.  But I don't like how they open for nursing, and I don't want to pay the big bucks when I can make one myself, so I got this pattern, which I think I can alter sufficiently.  Of course, in writing this, I realize I forgot to get snap tape.  sigh...  I guess I'll be back at Joann's tomorrow.

3.  Boy crib bedding.  Yes, I had some for my boys, but I have since gotten rid of it, and have better sewing skills.  I found some perfect fabric, but had to go pick up a pattern, since I didn't want to figure out measurements myself.  (Why is it that the Butterick patterns are 99 cents this weekend, but I got no Butterick patterns.  sigh...)  I'll be slightly altering the pattern I got, including adding cording to the top of the bumper pad, but I just realized I forgot that too.  What I really need to do is make a list.

Anyway, I hope you are having a great day.  It's a bit warmer (should I be excited about 39 degrees?) and sunny today, and I'm looking forward to getting started on a new project.

PS... we find out the baby's gender in 3 weeks.  Yay!  Sophie is suggesting a new name:  Hello Kitty.  :-)


stephanie said...

i'm excited to make that shirt, too. i totally need something like that in my life. good for you for braving joann's. i hate that place even when i'm feeling good.

what if you are having a girl??

also, it's 75 and gorgeous here today. just fyi.

Carla said...

I'm so glad to see you out and sewing again. Just to get the energy to think about this is good!
I like that top. so comfy.
Sophie is so helpful, isn't she?

Lyle said...

Well, now Sophie must think the baby is Asian.


Jenny said...

glad you're feeling a little better. hope things keep improving. your projects sound great - can't wait to see how they turn out.

joanns gives me a headache every time. hope you made it through okay.