Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Bad Sister

See, I'm the bad sister.  We take turns posting, and it's my turn to do a few...well see the last post??  Over a week ago!  Heather and I are always talking about our blog, what we can post, what we can giveaway, how to get more followers...but execution on all these ideas is just so hard sometimes :)

I guess I can blame some of it on Easter, right?  Do you want to hear a tragic story?  Well I guess "tragic" in the context of crafting.  I have a new sewing machine that has been giving me problems since I began using it in January...it has brought me to tears and cuss words too many times.  Well Saturday night, the night before my boy's will make their grand appearance in their Easter outfits, it stops working.
IT WILL NOT SEW, AT ALL.
I was just making hats for them, and I had one loop around to finish my baby boy's hat, I had already finished my older boy's:
Cute hat huh?  Wouldn't it have been doubly cute on baby Oliver too?  Oh well, I get my machine fixed on Friday.  
(by the way, the hat pattern is by Izzy and Ivy designs: Jack n Jill Hat)


On to my next project...so a friend and I are lucky enough to host a project night once a month.  We are part of a club for spouses of the school my husband attends...and we have LOTS of fun.  It's awesome because we get to decide what projects we do, so we poke all over blogland and Etsy and get to pick from all the adorable projects.  I especially like this month since we made fabric flowers.  Since I don't have a daughter, yet, I love doing girly things. We found this flower tutorial on Maize in Montana.  I love how they turned out, and who doesn't love a fabric covered button:
And the second flower we made I ADORE! They are my new faves.  (You can kinda see I'm wearing a GINORMOUS one in my Easter photo). They are cute 5 petal flowers and the tutorial was on Pink Paper Peppermints .  I like these so much because they are different than so many of the flowers that I've seen lately.  And they are equally cute using different fabrics as they are using the same:

There you go, that's what I've been slaving over.  Now I am the formerly bad sister :)

We've linked up with We Are THAT Family. and amylouwho.

13 comments:

Amy said...

I always thought I was the bad sister...Anyhow, I am glad everyone but me has made the hats and I was the one to discover the darn pattern! Arguhhhh!

Rylee said...

super duper cuter! LOVE IT . Cute photo of you and your boys. I need to make some cute flower head things for my dozens of girls.

Sara said...

What?! Your NEW sewing machine isn't working?! where are you getting it fixed? Why didn't you just run and borrow Aimee's or Tam's or something? TRAGIC! That hat is super duper cute. I miss you guys big time!
and yay for adorable fabric flowers. I'm inspired (especially since I just spent $80 at JoAnn and need to use my fabric. eek, i was naughty).

Melissa~ said...

Your flowers came out so cute! I can totally relate to multiple blog ideas and an "execution" problem...heh-heh

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

grammajill said...

So sad to hear of your new machine problems!!! Is it under warranty? I love the hats, and what a darling photo. Your hair must be getting so LONG!!

Michelle said...

Oh man, so sorry to hear of your sewing machine problems. I have a new machine and can imagine the frustration if it didn't work. In any case, the one hat you did get done is just adorable.

I'm going to be checking out the flower button tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

P. said...

Ooh, I really like that second group of flowers! What a cute hat for your boys. Hope your machine gets fixed fast.

Kristen said...

So sweet! I really just want to make all of them. :)

Dayna said...

Your blog is so cute, and your boys are scrumptious! I love that you said "yet" after mentioning that you don't have a daughter. I hope that desire will be granted. We have three daughters and two sons, and they bring us loads and loads of joy!

Karen said...

Love your little boy's hat. Super cute! (as are your boys)

Heather said...

SO cute! The buttons, the hat, and of course, the kids. Good luck with the sewing machine repair! :o)

The Tripp Family said...

so cute, I will definitely be making some of those flowers. adorable hat, so sorry you didn't get to finish the other one :( Hope it gets well soon!

Rene' said...

Those are great projects!! Thanks for all the links.