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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

back in the saddle! sorta.

Although we are still stuck in the dead of winter, things are starting to look up! We are going to get really busy around here really quickly, but only good things are in sight.

I have been pretty overwhelmed with the great response I got to the super hero capes I made a friend for Christmas. I got tons of requests for them, which is great, but they are pretty much all I've gotten to sew for months now. I'm glad to be caught up so that I can take a break and work on things that are a little more fun for me. My sewing machines are glad too - they definitely did not appreciate all the cape making.

Last week while we were visiting Grandma, we made a stop at one of our favorite boutique fabric shops and the girls each got to pick out some fabric. Over the weekend, I made the time to sew them up some new goodies.

{E} is a monkey junkie and insists on owning every monkey adorned thing we come across! She asked for a dress, so that's what she got. I love these little dresses b/c they really grow with the girls and can be worn alone in summer or layered in winter.

{P} went for this awesome retro mushroom print. I had some coordinating fabrics in my stash, so it worked out great. I used THIS tutorial to make it, which is super easy to do! The only thing I have trouble with is visualizing the sizes so I had an issue with hers being almost a little snug across the shoulders, but it works!

And here's {S} in her roller-skating fairy print top! I used the same tutorial but made the sleeves longer as she requested. Hers wound up a little on the big side, but that just means she can wear it even longer!

{S} chose to wear her top for her first day of SCHOOL, which was Monday!! Yes, that's right, she is now a student again! She's been a preschooler since she was 2 years old, but when we moved we planned to just keep her home for her last year before kindergarten b/c we didn't think we could afford to pay tuition. WELL, as I was pursuing the idea of getting the twins into a nearby church school in the fall, we were offered an opening in the pre-K class for her! Since there are only a few months left in the school year, the cost is much more manageable for us. She is super excited to be back in school and we're hoping she'll make some new friends.

Did I mention we got the twins enrolled in preschool??? YES!!!! They will start in the fall and I am counting down the days!

This week I've been playing catch-up, as usual, and I finally have some new camera strap covers in my etsy shop. I plan to add a few more in the next week or so, so be sure to check it out! My current fave is this one, which looks like free flowing grassy stripes. I tried to get some neutral straps in the shop this time around for all those with hubbies who complain about the girlie ones.

I'm still working on my office space while trying to juggle my sewing projects. Hopefully we can manage a productive weekend and get it finished up. I can't wait to get started on spring dresses and Easter clothes! I've also got grown up camera love bags on my list.

On top of everything, I've even started to ... *gasp* ... exercise! I've been trying Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred video, and it's been good to get those workouts in. We are slowly seeing the snow and ice melt outside, so hopefully I'll be walking and jogging soon, but this is keeping me occupied in the meantime. I have a hot date with 5 twin mommies at the beach in July so I need to get less jiggly and fast!


venus said...

Oooooh the girl's goodies are so cute! I love {P's} retro mushroom shirt. So you sew and take awesome pictures... anything you can't do?!

Haley Hickman said...

Cute post! I wish I had twins so I could go to this twin mommy meet up!

Smith5 said...

Thats right HOT date in July. I can't wait. The 30 day Shred is a great, short workout. if you can just commit to 3x's a week it will get so much easier. Love the new outfits as usual. Too cute.