Sunday, January 22, 2012

Selling My Babies

Once upon a time there was a metal head goth chick. She played bass guitar, wore corsets, and should have owned stock in an eyeliner company.

Then she got married and had a kid. The corsets didn't fit anymore, the eyeliner was pointless since she barely got two minutes in the bathroom, and the bass guitars went into storage.

So when baby #2 came around, our former goth decided to sell her babies. Not the children, the guitars!

Granted I haven't played them in years, and my friend Khrys is buying them from me along with the amp, so I know they're going to a good home. But still, it's a sad day for me. One of the last holdouts of my single days lol.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Storied Yarns Garland Swap

Yesterday my Mother in Law gave me like, 5 billion old business cards, I was at a loss of what to do with them. So I decided to scrap my original garland swap project and find a way to repurpose these cards!

It was pretty easy, I glued them together face to face so I had two blank sides.

Then I stamped them with some pretty flowers on each side and used a hole punch to make them hang able.

I think I may do the same thing with blue or green ink and baby feet stamp and write baby's birth info on them as birth announcements.

I'm trying to come up with a project kae's girl scout troop can do with the cards too.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Redecorating for baby

Yesterday Ross, Dave, and Gail's husband Kevin painted Kae's room.

Her beach scene from before her birth is gone, swallowed by "celery stick" glidden. Personally I love it. It's bright, and neutral, and much closer to what I would have done originally.

The bed, nightstand, and dresser are moved to make space for the crib, I also finished kae's Flower Faerie Garland for her "tinker bell" part of the room. It's my knit I-cord garland base with fake flowers safety pinned to it. This way if the flowers wear out and fade, or she changes her favorite color, I can just snap some new ones up there.

I need to get a frame for her tinker bell poster from Jen, and some matching bedding. The crib needs to be put together and I need to sew his bedding, plus I want to find some bugs to put on the closet door.

In 5 weeks....

Lion Country Safari

We went to Lion Country for Ross' birthday with Grandma Pam.

It was fun, the lions were SUPER active and we saw a baby Rhino.

It tired me out, but Ross and Kaeley had so much fun it was worth it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

This year I will knit almost entirely from stash. I will only purchase yarn for my birthday or mother's day presents to myself.

I will knit myself a sweater

I will spend 30 minutes a day exercising (after baby is born)

I will work on being a better housewife, clean more, meal plan more effectively, clip coupons and sale shop.

I will finish my longest standing wip (10 stitch blanket)

I will work on moving, we need to get away from my brother really badly

I will purge more junk from the closet and our dressers to donate to charity.

I will keep up with my children and not let myself get depressed over things I can't change, and do whatever I can to change what is within my ability

December Reading List

I read 3 books in December, bringing my total up to 119 for the year. I'd hoped to get to 150, but baby killed my mojo

All three books were about re-entering the workforce after being a stay at home mom, or about finding a job that doesn't require a 4 year degree.

Let's say while interesting, they're not really worth listing to me. Same authors for all three, same lists in each book, nothing terribly useful. /shrug