Sew Crazy Randomness

13 February 2012

Overwhelmed and Procrastinating

Hello Y'all!

It is a very cold Monday here in Georgia. I'm sitting on my rear end in my room, procrastinating. You see, I'm a college student as well as a wife and mother. Monster Tot is at daycare today (hope he doesn't get sick again. More on that later...) so I should be working on schoolwork while I have the baby-free time. Instead I'm sitting here looking at the list of everything that I need to do for school this week and feeling overwhelmed. I don't even know where to start at the moment. The math quiz that needs to be turned in with my test tomorrow? The IC project for my Biology class due Wednesday? Studying for Bio test 3? History lectures that need to be listened to and notes taken? Or any one of 100 other things that need to be done?

I don't know...Guess it's time to break out the old "draw a name out of the hat" trick. Le sigh.

16 November 2011

It's been a long time!

Long time no see! Life this past year has been hectic to say the least. My husband got out of the Marine Corps in April but Robbie and I came back in March. Chris surprised me when he came home before he said he would lol. It was great and such an amazing surprise! Although he showed up at a not so great time; I was at the barn and as such, very very dirty lol.  He didn't care though!  We've moved twice since coming back to Georgia, but it's worked out for the best in the long run. I started school in August after being out since May of '07 and that was quite the adjustment. It was weird going back to school, but it feels good. I still hate tests though!

I haven't had much time to sew lately due to my class schedule and the kidlets (I babysit my cousin's little girl full-time) but when I have, it's been on a quilt I'm obsessed with. It's still in progress but is *very* close to being done. If I had one day to finish adding the borders and back, quilt, and bind it I'd be in hog heaven! It's for a friend's little girl, but she doesn't know I have a blog or that I'm doing this so I feel safe in posting a few in progress pics. EDIT: Those will have to wait for awhile. I just tried to upload from Facebook and can't because I have the album set to only me. I'll find my Photobucket logins later and edit to upload. This means the rest of my post will have to wait. Sorry guys!

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09 January 2011

Hey!

Long time, no see y'all! Life's been hectic to say the least but I have gotten some sewing done. I have pics but they will have to wait. Facebook is taking forever and it's the baby's bedtime ugh. I'll update soon!

13 September 2010

FINALLY SOME SEWING!!!

Hey y'all! I finally was able to do some sewing, both Friday night and tonight! You do not even know how psyched I am about that lol! Anyways I made two boppy pillow covers and a diaper pouch from Noodlehead!  Well, one BPC still has to be sewn together but I'm going to do that after I get off here.  

Here are the Boppy pillow covers:
  I love this Pink Panther print! It's actually lime green but my lighting is really awful . Oh, both covers have carry handles! I got tired of toting the baby, his blanket, and the pillow around cuz I always dropped the pillow!
Dino print cover for my best friend.

better pic of both prints!
The diaper pouch, this one was messed up cuz I'm an idiot.
The inside is actually a lighter lavendar gingham. I had to turn the flash off because it was washing the color out. I will be making several more of these as gifts and a couple different fabric patterns for me lol. Again this came from a tutorial over at Noodlehead! Head on over and check her out! She has some awesome stuff over there.

Well I'm going to get off of here and go enjoy what seems like the only free time I have left to sew...
Night y'all!

04 September 2010

Wow, long time, no see!

Hey! I know it's been awhile since I've posted. Life has been crazy lol! Just got back this week from seeing my family in Georgia and am still dealing with a fussy 3.5 month old.  I haven't gotten to do any sewing lately but my husband did get me a dressmaker's form for our anniversary! Been wanting one for ages and he surprised me when I came home. I hope to get to use it here in the next week or so, but seriously doubt I'll be able to. We're moving into base housing here in the next few weeks (hopefully) so I'll be busy packing and cleaning ugh.

Just wanted to give y'all that quick update! Hope to see you soon!

01 July 2010

I'm Back!

Hey y'all! long time, no see! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but I haven't had much time to do anything since my son was born. He's seven weeks old today, yay! I haven't done any sewing since he was born, but I'm going to Hancock's tomorrow to get the stuff to make him a new diaper bag. The one my mama bought for us split last week. I think I overstuffed it :( Sucks cuz I really liked that diaper bag and I'm not sure it can be fixed. I'm going to try though. I have a long list of things that I want to get done so I need to get busy sewing! Later y'all!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!!

29 March 2010

Just Here...

Okay, this has nothing to do with sewing or crafts whatsoever, but please bear with me. It's been a long couple of weeks. I was diagnosed on the 10th of March with gestational diabetes.  Since then it's been a whirlwind of doctor's appointments (another one Thursday yippee), trying to keep track and control of the GD through diet alone (massive failure), getting put on insulin, and trying to deal with a cranky hubby on top of not being able to do another damned thing in Robbie's room.  I still have plenty of sewing to do, don't get me wrong, but I can't help but feel antsy, like I need to have everything ready for my son's arrival today! I don't even have a diaper bag, darn it! Sorry if this makes no sense whatsoever, I just  needed to vent since my husband is currently asleep but has been infuriating to me the past few days. I dunno why, I guess it's just my body still trying to get used to the changes making me super sensitive.

Later y'all

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05 March 2010

BIG NEWS!!!

Guess What?!


I got an armoire to store all my fabric in! It's gorgeous and huge! I could sit fairly comfortably inside the top part and I'm  27w3d pregnant! I don't have the baskets and bins that I want yet to store the fabric in neatly because we just picked it up last night. Best part is, the armoire only cost us $50! I love LYS!

Here are the few pics I have. Please excuse the mess!




Sorry about it being unorganized but I was too excited to wait on posting pics!

26 February 2010

Random stuff

It's 1230 here in Jax and once again, I'm awake. I'm tired but not sleepy AND I'm hurting really bad right now. My right hip is my enemy right now! Of course, the hubby is passed out but I'm honestly surprised he stayed awake as long as he did. He's been sick for the past few days and is still fighting the cold. The dogs are curled up asleep in the living room, finally being quiet!

I'm working on cloth diapers (for my stash and for a sewing swap on BabyCenter), bibs, and a crayon roll for the same sewing swap but a different person. Well, her daughter actually!

I'm gonna get off here and attempt to get to sleep. Later y'all!

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23 February 2010

Designer Travel Wipes Case

I've always liked the really cute cloth covered wipes cases, but could never see spending upwards of $10. One shop I saw even had their travel cases priced at $40!!! That was ridiculous! Heck you can get the Huggies brand plain travel case at Wal-Mart for around $3 and use scrap fabrics and ribbon like I did. Decorating the case was easy, but I didn't take pics during the process. 

Big things to remember are:
1. Have your fabric and batting (if you're using it, it's not necessary, just makes it look a little more 'finished') precut but make sure to leave enough room on fabric to do the sides of your case.
2. Make sure that you have enough of whatever ribbon you use to do the entire case. I ran out with about five inches left to cover on my case. Luckily i had more ribbon in a different color but the same width to finish. Still irritated at myself about that one...
3. Have lots of glue sticks for your hot glue gun around! I  can't tell you how many I used but you will need a lot! Also, a popsicle stick or something really helps to hold down fabric while the glue sets so you don't burn your fingers!
4. HAVE FUN WITH IT!

Finally pics!

Front...y'all aren't gonna see the back I'm embarrassed!