21 May 2009

Besides Crafting

So not only has crafting occupied my week but other fun activities! The best was finding the CUTEST shoes at Walmart. I had to buy the yellow and orange pairs, modeled by me with a shoe per foot. Aren't they super cute? I almost slept in them last night. Amelia and I went shopping at Walmart three times this week and once to Safeway. I kept finding things to return or exchange to Walmart to complete my projects.

The weather was really warm Monday through Wednesday, hovering in the upper 80's. Amelia practically lived in her swim suit for the three days. The experience was really good for potty training because Amelia would watch her pee come out and finally made the connection what we were asking her to put into the potty. Unfortunately, that also meant she pooed in her swimsuit too. It was super gross. She went around saying how gross her bum was for a couple hours. I potted more plants with the seed starts I've babied. We played at Alison's or vice versa everyday. The girls are playing so nicely. Yesterday they were coloring each other's toes with chalk. I guess that is what we call a toddler's girlfriend pedicure. Amelia downed about 5 popsicles per day. She even wanted one for breakfast. When Alison came over to make the dresses yesterday we sent the kids outside with popsicles. Mostly, they hovered by the door! Amelia lost a battle with the crib when she bit her lip after crashing into the side of the crib. A popsicle was the cure.

Lastly, my new washer and dryer finally came! Sears came and delivered them on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the washer connection was leaking, rather spraying, water whenever turned on. We had to look at our pretty appliances and not do any of the piled laundry. A plumber came over yesterday and put a temporary clamp to reduce the leakage. Next week he will need to rip out the dry wall and replace the innards. I love how they say hello when turned on. It was heaven to do laundry in my own home. I did 6 loads of laundry in only 3 loads. That makes me VERY happy.

Lastly, lastly, I am getting frustrated with the whole Utah house not selling situation. The home I really want here is about to list with a real estate agent. The sellers contacted us yesterday, offering an even lower price. If listed with an agent the price will increase. I am feeling reckless enough to want to refinance our town home and use the extra as a down payment, buy the house, then hope our home sells before we have to rent it out. Instead we lowered the price again. I am done with this whole situation. I want to be in a house we can call home, have my stuff back, and prepare for this baby. If there were a proverbial end of the rope, then I am there. We are still looking at houses because most likely my favorite will sell soon. Just let me cry a bit!!

My hands hurt!!

I've been a busy, busy bee this week. I cranked out an outfit and three shirts for two local ladies Monday and Tuesday. Since my craft area was a complete mess I kept on going. Alison and I found the cute polka dotted material at Hobby Lobby. We made the girls matching dresses on Wednesday. Don't you love the huge ric rac? I do! Alison made a hibiscus shirt last week. As promised I made one too. Hers is a bit cuter due to a brown shirt, but this blue one is way too fun as well. I made my first ruffled skirt today. It was not as hard as my mind made it out to be. All I had to do was adjust the stitch length and sew a loose stitch across the top of the ruffled part, then pull the bobbin thread to gather the ruffle. The shirt was a problem! I wanted something simple but matchey since the fabric is so busy. My solution? I ripped out the bib of the shirt, added the fabric (which I gathered with elastic to create a gathered effect), and sewed the bib back on! I am tired! One more outfit to go...I am so excited to finally get to my apples and pear fabric. Maybe tomorrow my craft area will get some much needed cleaning.