Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another Update

Sorry, I haven't updated in a while. I have a nasty cold, but I have still been sewing. While this cold is slowing me down I refuse to let it stop me. I finished all the aprons yesterday, another mother daughter set made with the duet apron pattern and a boy apron made from tracing an apron I already have.
After that I made six gift bags, simple draw string bags. I am working on making all reusable gift bags this year. I got the fabric for them a couple of years ago when Walmart put their Christmas fabric on clearance for $0.25 a yard. They are so fast and easy to make and the plan is to reuse them year after year.
Everything but the car fabric for the little boy apron came from my stash and I got the 1/2 yard for the boy apron on black Friday when flannel was $1.50 a yard so my total for these current projects is $0.75. I am currently working on 2 sets of pjs for my sister which I hope to finish and post about tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I sewed today!

Sewing actually occured today and I finished three duet aprons; 2 kid aprons and 1 mom apron. I have one more mother daugher set to do, but it will have to happen tomorrow. Here are pictures of what I accomplished :).


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Update

So...I did not end up sewing today, BUT I spent 3+ hours working on Christmas presents. Remember those family photos I posted about? Well, I am sorry to say that that have just been sitting here in my computer since they were taken. But today I edited them in photoshop, nothing fancy, just cropping, sizing and some exposure touch ups. Then I uploaded them to snapfish and made flipbooks out of the pictures. They are $5.99 for 10 pictures, bound with a clear vinal cover (Can we say easy brag book?). It gets better though, if you order more than one you get 25% off AND for the next two days you get free shipping with the coupon code SHIP08. So, even though it is a significant chunk of my $50, for $28.50 I got 6 presents and was able to check off ALL grandparents as gifts complete and a significant portion of all parent gifts complete. Not a bad day's work if I do say so myself. Tomorrow the sewing will commence...

Monday, December 8, 2008


Stepping in to give a quick update, I just spent an hour and a half cutting out 5 duet aprons. I hope to sew them together tomorrow.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Setting A Goal

Do you ever have one of those weeks where everything seems to stop you from doing what you planned? I had planned on sewing several times this week, but every time I was going to sew, something seemed to come up, from family obligations, to curch obligations to getting sick. I could make a long list of excuses, but what it comes down to is I haven't accomplished any Christmas gifts this week :(.

But tomorrow is a new day, and with that in mind I am going to set a goal to sew for at least one hour a day every day till the end of the contest on Monday, December 15th. I will try to update this blog every day as well. To accomplish this, I have talked to my husband and asked him to help me with my goal and I am planning on using a babysitter as well. I know I can do this if I try. Please check back and see how I'm doing.