Friday, December 5, 2008

Wrapping up the week

Well, the week has flown right past again!

Nothing stands out as amazingly brilliant to share. We did manage to hit a couple Black Friday Sales last week. I happen to love Joann's on Black Friday. (Who am I kidding? I love Joann's anytime! Far be it from me to pass up a fabric sale.) I was mildly disappointed that the flannels were up from 99 cents/yard to $1.49/yard. I didn't let that stop me from buying up a ton of cute prints, though. I keep telling myself that someday I am going to have time to sew when the kids are a little older. So I keep buying fabric to stick away. I seriously need to organize in my sewing room because for the moment it is just dumped everywhere! I love this wall art from Etsy:

That's not my room, but it's a great sentiment and you can buy it from the Freckled Hound on Etsy along with lots of other really cute wall art. It's so true for me because my husband is quite tolerant of my fabric hoarding collecting.

Here's some pictures of a project we got into this week. I saw some websites about altering composition books and thought we'd give it a go. They turned out really cute if I do say so myself, and they are a funny project to pull out with the kids! Ivy, my ten year old, really got into hers. The first one she did wasn't as detailed, but she worked a lot longer on getting the second like she wanted it. Hers are the two on the right.

We used the tutorial posted on the Just a Girl blog for a jumping off point. You can view it here. Now the project did take a bit longer for us because I had to work around a baby that can't stand to be out of my arms for more than 2.5 seconds! There are also a couple cute tutorials floating around to make fabric covered books, but I haven't had the time to play with those. Hopefully I can soon because I have several fabrics that would be really cute. The next question is what to do with all of the composition books that we will be acquiring, I guess.

And last, but certainly not least when you factor in the additional fussiness, we have another tooth in--bringing Holly's tooth count up to two!


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I am a thirty-something mother of two girls and a boy ranging from preschool to middle school. My husband and I keep working and reworking on our goal of raising our family healthier. Our house is a constant work under construction--adding on and remodeling. We're happy to have bought our property a few years ago, but as any homeowners know, owning a home just adds to your list of projects and chores because there's always improvements to be made and maintenance to be done. On our burgeoning homestead, we have chickens, guineas, a few goats, and our most recent additions-rabbits.
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I picked the name Petalz and Finz a couple years ago when I decided to try Etsy out. I wanted to custom make some baby related items and have things for girls and boys. I felt the name incorporated both my kids (at the time) into it--petalz for Ivy and finz for Finn.

I haven't had time to do much of anything with my Etsy for a while, but it's still my in my long term goals. In the mean time, I'm having fun with this blog thing. I've found some creative inspiration through my own posting, but also through many other wonderful blogs out there.
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