Friday, July 29, 2011

Bedroom finally done!


A while back we got Lauren some “big girl” furniture at IKEA but we never really got her room done. Everything on the walls was still set up for her old furniture and her room has been a mess.

Today, we spent some time getting her room cleaned up and re-hung all her wall stuff. As you can see in the pics, she LOVES her big girl bed and Tinkerbell comforter set.



This vanity and chair work out perfectly as a little desk and it’s so cute. There are two top drawers and a big pencil drawer for stashing stuff. I’m thinking when she gets older she can use a laptop here and have a quiet spot for homework.




The picture that looks like it’s hung too low is actually a growth chart and I really LOVE it. It’s a painted canvas. I only have today’s height marked right now (39”) so I need to back track and fill in the rest.


This picture is one of the first we ever saw of our sweetie. We fell in love at first sight!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Beach Robe Done!

I had a day off from work today, so I decided to be productive and sew the beach robe I cut out last weekend.  The pattern was done very well and it came together perfectly, but it took me quite a while to pin and sew ALL that bias tape.  That just may be the first and last project with lots of bias tape I’ll be doing in a long while. 

It was well worth the time because Lauren seems to really like it and had no problem humoring me with a little modeling... 

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This robe, made from a Tarjay towel, is going to work out so much better at the pool than a big bulky beach towel that is usually falling off of her.   She’ll be able to sit and eat her after swim class snack and be cozy and warm. 


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Beach Robe on the way and Disney disappointment…

I decided to try the Beach Robe pattern that Dana from Made just put out.  Lauren is always having a hard time keeping her towel on when she gets out of the pool and then she complains that she’s cool.  This robe, made from a towel, will be the perfect solution!  This evening I got it cut out.  Time will tell if I’m motivated to sew it tomorrow or if we’re heading out to the pool. 


Today we headed over to the Disney store for a Winnie the Pooh story-time, which was a promotion for the new movie coming out on Friday.  By the way, we can’t wait to see Pooh’s new adventure! 



I was disappointed with Disney today…and I’m a huge Disney fan, so that’s saying a lot.  Not because of the storytime, cause that was very cute.  Before storytime they handed out little plushes of Pooh, Eyore, and Owl to the kids waiting in line, then after storytime they collected them back!  They handed them out like it was a little gift for attending storytime and let the kids hold on to them for a good half hour.  Afterwards, they brought out the bags and back they went.  I heard one little girl ask if she could keep her Pooh bear and the cast member said “only if your mom would like to buy you one”. 

I think if they were going to take the plushes back, they should have said something like this as they handed them out…“our Hundred Acre Woods friends are going to visit while we read the story and you can hold on to one, but then they have to go back to the Woods afterwards”.  Oh well, I left the store without buying something after that, and anyone who knows me knows that rarely happens.  ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

T-shirt cuteness and swimming…

I saw this cute and super simple July 4th t-shirt on Tatertots & Jello and pinned it thinking I would make it one year, but I actually made one for this year.  I pulled a white t-shirt out of Lauren’s closet and sewed some quilting fabric scraps on the front.  I think it turned out so cute and she was proud to sport her flag for the day!


Lauren just started swimming lessons on Tuesday mornings.  I was lucky enough to be off work on Tuesday so I could see her first lesson!  Here’s a few pics.  She loves the class and thinks Miss Kimberly is pretty cool.