Wednesday, October 12, 2011

KCWC Fall 2011: Day 3

Yesterday I didn't manage to finish any projects. I spent some time working on the skirt below but ended up getting frustrated with it because the pleats were not working out how I wanted. So I put it aside and did some work on my little girl's quilt. This morning I pulled it out again and everything just fell into place. I'm really glad I didn't try to force it yesterday. It's for my little cousin's birthday. She'll be 7 this year!

 I also managed to make a pair of little bloomers for Caet's Halloween costume.
Sadly this is the best picture I got of them. She did not want pictures taken.
 Here she is in her full costume. Any guesses who she is?
If you guessed Ponyo, you're right! The dress is a hand-me-down. Mina was Little Red Riding Hood in 2008.
The bucket.
I printed out a pic and used mod podge to stick in on there.
I also googled how to write Ponyo in Japanese and copied it on to the bucket with a Sharpie.

Last but not least, I made some delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip.

 The girls loved it. Almost as much as me. The secret is it's made out of chickpeas. Make it and try it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

KCWC Fall 2011: Day 1

So I decided that I'm finally going to participate in the Kids Clothes Week Challenge hosted by Meg of Elsie Marley. I've almost participated 2 times before. This time around I have so many Christmas presents to make I figured this would help kick my butt into gear. I managed to finish my girls' Christmas Eve pjs, (mostly anyways). We have a family tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve & it's always pjs, that way everyone is cute and snuggly for all the pics the next morning. They are made out of flannel I picked up from Jo-Ann's red tag rack in February.
Mina's Nightgown
Caetlin's pj pants. I need to get a long sleeved shirt to embellish still.

While I was feeling crafty I also managed to knock another few items off my Christmas list.
 Caetlin's getting  2 new skirts & 4 little fleece diapers for her Hazel baby doll .

I <3 this skirt. Scraps from the Minnie dresses I made the girls for our Disneyland trip back in March.
 A little zippered Hello Kitty bag for my youngest sister ( I plan on sticking some gift cards in it) & a Strawberry Shortcake bag for my Mina to store her lip gloss, hair ties and other beauty goodies in.
I also whipped up a whole new wardrobe for Caetlin's Ruby doll.

So far I've spent a total of $3.60 on this. I had to buy 2 6 inch zippers for the little bags. All of the fabric is from my stash and scrap box, and since I need to de-stash, (because I have a nursery under construction instead of a craft room)  it doesn't count towards the project cost. My blog, my rules ; )
And to send you off, a new & improved bump shot.
18 weeks.

Apple MTM

Spring mix with apples, croutons & raspberry vinaigrette, mango juice, peanut butter & apple wedges, an apple shaped grilled cheese sandwich & apple shaped simply fruit roll.

Of course neither girl ate her salad & both asked for more peanut butter. Oh well, Mommy enjoyed the salad. Mina & theirs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I'm worn out. Plain & simple. My husband has been working 10 hour days 5 days a week and 4-6 hours on one weekend day. Plus 40 minutes of commute time each way. Which basically means I'm home alone with the girls and a never ending list of house work for 65 hours a week. I have no friends nearby to go hang out with. Really I have no close friends anymore to even call and chat with. So, tonight I tell him how I feel. His reply was "I've been helping a lot with house work." ( He bought dinner tonight, barbeque 2 nights ago, and swept the floor once in the past week.) Well, I need more help. Not with house work, with the children & I need some emotional support.
This isn't the first time we've had this issue. I feel overwhelmed, he ignores it, I withdraw from life and it gets to the point where I can't stand the sight of him, we have a huge blow-up fight, then he's all sweet & helpful for a week. Why can't we skip the fighting & emotional stress and just be happy & helpful all the time? Because me feeling overwhelmed isn't his problem. Yet. When it is, aka I haven't had sex with him in 2 weeks, then he'll address it. Until then I'm SOL, even though I asked nicely and told him how I feel right now.

Sorry everyone, this is just me venting.


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