Friday, April 13, 2012

One more post before I take off on that plane!   I've been sick to my stomach the last few day at the thought of leaving my four children for so long.   I've only ever been away from them for 4 days - how on earth am I going to handle 16 days.  Don't get me wrong, I'm very excited - I'm blessed to have this opportunity, it's the chance of a life time.

I read this article today from the Utah Deseret News.  It's better than any crafty post would have been I promise you.  So often, I loose perspective trying to keep up.  If your like me - this article will be a breath of fresh air to you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project Pain in the Neck!

I'm not sure there is a single part of this project that I haven't unpicked at least once.  I so wish I was kidding about that, but I'm not.  I don't know this project was such a challenge for me, and honestly...................I'm still not all that happy with it, but I just don't have the time to make another one. 

I should make it clear that I did not follow the pattern for this little sewing kit that can be found here.  I don't know why on earth I just didn't follow the pattern, instead I figured I would just figure it out on my own.  (Not the smartest idea).    I still need to sew some velcro onto the bottom of the strap in the middle.  The little strap is what holds on a couple spools of thread.

This little sewing kit was also supposed to be  a little bigger then mine turned out.  Every time I would fold it into three like the original, it pulled the fabric all weird with drove me crazy so I ended up cutting off about a third of it.  Oh well!  It's  done!  I do love the fabrics - They are so vintage and colorful.  I bought them over here in a bundle.  I don't think she sells them in a bundle anymore, but you can buy some of the pieces separately.

I have some exciting news.  I've been making this sewing kit because in a few days me and my husband will be here.......................

My husbands parents are taking us on a tour of Jordan, Jerusalem and Egypt.    I'm super excited and scared and nervous, you name it, I'm probably feeling it.  I'm super lucky that my parents are going to come and watch my kids while we are gone, or I don't think I could leave for for the two and a half weeks that we will be gone.

I may try and get a post done before we leave this Saturday, but if not I guess I will see you all in a couple of weeks with I'm sure a lot of stories and pictures to share!