I have been so busy at work that I have not had anytime to keep up on my blog, I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. This past week I made someting that I have been wanting to make for a while. I am not sure why i put it off until know. I love how they turned out. I made Mallorie leg warmers, or baby legs!
Here is my first attempt at a tutorial. I followed along with this link but did it a little different with it came to the stiching. Here is the link.
First cut the foot part of the sock off so you have just the long part of the sock.
The strech the cut end of the sock over the sewing machine. Sew a tight zig-zag ont he edge of the sock. Now mine did not turn out as ruffled as the tutorial I followed so I ended up just sewing it straight so that it would not fray. Then when I put them on her I put the sewed part to the top and let the orignial finished part show.
Here they are all finished.
Mommy's little model
I also made a pink pair for her! I love them and they are so easy! I think I have a new addiction
Today is Thanksgiving! I can not believe that it is here already. Last night I made a really cute hair bow for Mallorie's hair for today. I got my inspiration from my friends blog. It is a little different because I was in a hurry and I had to make it smaller. I will post pictures soon. Today we are going to celebrate Thanksgiving at my parents house. We have to alternate years between families because I never get the holiday off. The one thing that is nice is that working third shift I can still attend the parties and just sleep later. I want to list one thing that I am thankful for every month this year:
January: We found out we were pregnant!
February: For Grandpa Peters. He past away in February but we were given over three years after he was diagnosed with cancer.
March: Family! I realize how much our "family" (Brad, myself, and our dog Carter) is going to change.
Maybe it is just me but I HATE getting coffee filters apart. I know it is just a small thing but I can never get them. While working in a coffee shop for four years and now working third shift make a lot of coffee. I have found a quick, and easy tip. Just turn the pack of filters inside out. Trust me it is so much easier. Give it a try!
This week I am thankful for my parents. Growing up we would go camping a lot. I have so many good memories from that. We also took some big trips. The biggest was a three week trip to California. We hit all of the major landmarks on the way. They have also ways supported me in everything that I have wanted to do from sports and activites in high school to going to the Police Academy to become a Police Officer. They have helped us out so much. I took a loan from them when I was in college and they let me work off my payments by working for my dad. I now have them paid off and feels great to not owe them money. I am still cleaning with my dad and while I do my mom watches Mallorie for us. I know as she gets older they will spoil her more and more. They love to spend time with us and are always there if we need something.
I love old photos and I came across a really cool blog. I love to see how people lived, dressed, and lived back in the "old days". On this blog she finds old pictures and then posts then to see if family members can find old pictures that belong to their families. I thought that this was a great idea. I can not wait to explore the blog even more.
We have been so busy lately and just felt like we needed to get away. We too off at about 10:00 and headed up to Ludington. We love Ludington! I really dont know what it is about it but it is a great getaway. First we stopped by a resort where Brad's family goes every summer. It was a little windy and cold se still had to get some pictures.
When we got to the dock area (where these pictures were taken.) there was one swan that swam from the group over to where we were parked and just sat in the water in front of our Jeep. I could not help but think of the last time I was there. It was two summers ago. I was on the dock with Brad's Grandpa (who passed away this past February). There was a flock of swans on the water that day as well and he just commented on how peaceful they are and how he loves to see them on the lake. When I saw the one swan swim away from the group an come up to us I could only think of Grandpa Peters. I did not mention it to Brad because I could tell it was hard for him to be back there for the first time since his Grandpa passed away.
We then ventured into town and went to some stores. Brad's favorite store is Dean's 4 in 1. I don't know why. This store has a lot of random things and is kinda like a big garage sale but every time we are here he has to stop there.
And if you know me you know I LOVE ice cream. House of Flavors is the best. (one of my Best friends, Kim drove and hour and a half for the ice cream) So I had to get a picture of Mallorie's first visit to House of Flavors.
We had a great day getaway, it is just what we needed. I think Mallorie had a good time too! She was so tired on the way home!
Today I looked in Mallorie's room and I found hairbows in three different places. That is when I decided that I needed one place to put them. So this is what I came up with. All you need is a round keyring, large flower of your choice, and your choice of ribbon.
First: Sew over 1/4 inch of the ribbon.
Second: Thread the keyring through the loop you just sewed
Third: Hot glue the second ribbon on to the base ribbon
Fourth: Hot glue the flower into place
Fifth: Clip bows on and hang in place.
In total this craft only took me about 10 minutes and I love the results!!
This Thursday I am thankful for health. On April 19, 2010, one of my best friends daughter, Molly, was diagnosed with a lime sized brain tumor.(click the link to read the full story.) In short 5 days after she was diagnosed she underwent brain surgery. She is an amazing little girl that has over come and is still fighting so much. The doctors were able to get what they believe was all of the tumor but they will monitor her with MRIs every three months. There were many side effect that comes from brain surgery at such a young age. There was a chance that she would lose her ability to speak, which for Molly would be hard because she is so vocal. There was also a chance that she would not walk. But Molly has overcome all of it and it the same adorable crazy Molly she was before the surgery.
It amazes me what doctors and the people in health care can do. Although it is expensive there is no price that would not be paid for health. Please go and read Molly's full story, it is a true Miracle!
This week I am thankful for my husband. He is amazing. He doesn't think twice about working overtime, keeping up on the yard, working around the house, and even doing laundry from time to time. I met him when I was 19 years old and in college. He has always been supportive of me in everything that I do and there for me if I fail. He loves to be outside either hunting, fishing, or camping. This past weekend he told me that he wants to take a day get-away every month. He wants to start making traditions with Mallorie. I can not wait to to watch him as Mallorie grows up. He is a great daddy and she is the luckiest girl I know!