Time Flies

When you are back to work.  The downfall to being away for even a week, you spend another week catching up.  I enjoyed being home to see the kids off for school and then when they get back at the end of the day.  Having hours to try new recipes or finally getting the projects finished (like finally cleaning out “that” closet).  No, I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon but it sure was nice for that week 🙂

So I spent two entire days cleaning out our spare room/craft area/office, trying to organize my “stuff”.  It is amazing the stuff I have accumulated over the many years of scrapbooking and cardmaking.  Anyhow, I am now going to start on my newest hobby:  sewing stuff.  Yep, I have booked some one-on-one time (an hour) at our local sewing centre and will be learning the basics about my sewing machine.  I have also signed up for their 5 week Sewing Basics class where I will learn how to sew with my machine.  I have decided to start making Evan some of his own bandana bibs.  He is too old to be wearing baby bibs and my sister, Karen, bought him two cute bibs that he wears every day.  Instead of buying them online I would rather make my own!  So I have purchased the material and now I am just waiting for class to start 🙂  Once I get the hang of it I may graduate to making my own place-mats and tote bags.   Here is an example of the type of bibs I will be trying to make.  Wish me luck!!  If you have any sewing hints, tips or whatever, please comment or contact me otherwise.


I also found some time to make this card for my niece, Cameron.  She is the sweetest thing and I think this card suits her perfectly.  I don’t have any girls so I get a real kick out of making girly cards.  This one worked perfectly with this weeks challenge at LOTV Thursday blog challenge, gems/flowers/lace.


Ryan is doing very well with his egg challenges.  We did three days of hard boiled egg yolk, followed by three days of egg white and today he had French Toast.  If things continue like this I think it is safe to say he is no longer allergic to eggs.  He is pretty happy about it and looks forward to the next birthday party where he can actually eat the cake.  As for me, I still haven’t started on the budget, but I did print off the directions from Gail’s site.  By the time our next paycheques are in the bank we will be living off cash in jars 🙂