Sunday, March 28, 2010

The showering of baby

A few Saturdays ago, my two awesome sisters that live here in Utah (I have 3 more sisters that live out of state), and my mom hosted a baby shower for me. I know it was quite early, but they are still worried that I'll end up in the hospital, and that we'll have baby boy early. It was great to see so many family members that I haven't seen in a while, and visit with friends. Baby boy is sure loved, and will be super stylish in all his new clothes! (Most of which had a puppy theme)
Thanks to everyone that took the time to come out in the snow storm, and even more thanks to my sisters and mom for all that they do for Chase and I.
The super cute invitation that Brena designed. Of course the huge black boxes weren't on the ones that were sent out.
The adorable jammies that Camden picked out for her new cousin, she loves puppies right now. And most of the time even pretends she is a puppy herself. She was the big helper of the day.
Yes we got hangers, this is kind of an inside family joke.
This little book, and the 2 others that were with it have finger puppets in the middle for the heads of the animals. I think these will be a big hit with baby.
Mothers of little from son up til son down. I love this picture and it will look so cute in babies room for now.
Closet organizers that my aunt made. Seriously so cute.
This little jacket has ears
Tiny baby flip flops, can't wait for him to wear these to the lake.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

And the winner is...

Random number 18.
And comment 18 was left by Alicia. Congratulations Alicia! (I'll be in contact soon, so I can get your prize in the mail.)
Thanks to all of you who entered, it was fun to see which aprons were the most popular!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The 100th post

Even if you don't know me, feel free to enter.
Since it's my 100th post, and that doesn't happen very often. I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway, for one of my awesome handmade aprons.
The giveaway will close, next Saturday March 27, 2010 at 10pm.
So here's how to enter:
Pick one of the following 5 aprons that is your favorite.
Leave me a comment with the name of your favorite (names are below the pictures), and a way to contact you for your address if you are the winner.
That's it!
After the close of the giveaway. will choose a number. If your comment coincides with that number, you are the winner. I'll ship or drop off your new apron a few days later!
Zebras safari
Watermelon dream
Pops of Paisley
Flirty FlowersAhoy Matie
On a side note, even if you don't know me. Please feel free to enter.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Recent projects

As some of you may already know my bed rest restrictions have been lifted slightly. I'm still supposed to be down most of the day, but am allowed to do a few things here and there if I feel like it. We saw my regular doctor last Monday. He told me to keep doing whatever it was that I was doing, because it was working. He is so amazed at what has happened with this pregnancy, and agrees with us that this baby is a miracle. He told us that his goal is for me to make it to at least 35 weeks, that gets us out of the scary preemie stage. We'll meet with the specialist this coming Friday, for another ultrasound. I can't wait to see how much the baby has grown since our last appointment three weeks ago.

When I do feel like being up, I have been spending a lot of my time sewing things for the baby. I'm getting so excited for him, and doing things for him makes him that much more real to me. Here are some of the projects that I've been working on.
I made this flannel blanket with a golf theme, It's a pretty big blanket, it's folded in half in the picture. It was really easy. All you do is cut a bunch of squares, sew them with all the seams on the top. Then go through and clip all the seam allowance, put it through the washer and it comes out fuzzy and cute. I think I had to empty the lint trap in the dryer like 5-6 times.
The cute fabric of the blanket.
Car seat canopy. I had made one before but didn't love how the corners were done. So I made this one differently. I think it turned out so cute, and I'm so happy I did the corners differently.
Just a heads up. My next post will be the big 100, and I have something very fun planned. Keep an eye open, because you won't want to miss it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

My second love

As most of you know I adore our dog Augusta. He really is a smart dog. He loves destuffing toys, going on walks with my parents, playing with Dakota and Tiger, chasing kitties, and eating treats.
Any time I leave the room he is usually right at my heels following me where I'm going. Today I had to go into the basement to take a picture of our rocking chair (post about that later), and Gus was right there with me. When I went in our room to get my camera Gus wanted to go under the blankets, I told him no and this is the look he gave me.