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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Tangled in DIY Mode


Wow, it's been forever! I'll be slowly updating the past year to bring my blog up to speed. In a nutshell, Houston is here and I couldn't be more of a proud mommy!! I've been so wrapped up in frugal living that I've started making him bibs, paci holders, and whatever else I can think up! My best friend, Anne, started me on this!!
I've also free-hand painting bible verses on the kitchen wall and laundry room. I'm dying for an embroidery machine, but haven't had the extra money to spend. A good one will cost me around $1,000. Sorry kids, that's just not something I have right now. Especially with a new baby, not to mention, this was our year to have all the kids. What a crazy 2 weeks this has been! I had to work a couple of 16 hour overnight shifts over the holidays and ofcourse the kids were out of school. So when I was getting off work, so very tired, the kids were just waking up! Needless to say, I didn't get a lot of sleep.
So, I've decided to post some of my creations on here and see what kind of response I get. I thought about putting them on Etsy, Ebay, or Craigslist, but don't have enough made to do so yet. I've been really excited about how well things have turned out. (As long as I don't have sewing machine problems). Actually, I was using Anne's machine and it worked really well after I got the hang of it. I spit out bibs, pillows, and pacifier holders for all the new babies that have come into our family over the past year. Then.....I have no idea what happened, but the bobbin stopped being my friend. I eventually had to give it back and luckily, my great-grandmother said I could have hers. Problem??? You guessed it...it's as old as I am. Extremely heavy, in a huge desk, and no earthly idea how to use it. Sean sat down one night, and couldn't understand the bobbin. Do I have issues with bobbins or what??? All I can pray for is that God sees fit for me to have a brand new, really easy to use, computerized sewing machine with really easy instructions!! And I'm not sure, but I think I'd like one that was a sewing/embroidery machine in one.
Until then, I'll just pudge along with whatever I can manage. I'm still really excited about the finished product no matter how long it takes me. Yea, that reminds me, I have to get back my 3/4 finished baby sling before Houston starts walking! As soon as I figure out how to manipulate this blog, I'll post some pictures of my babies!

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