Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 6 -28 Days of Nothing

Got up early in hopes of having some alone time/quiet time but it did not last too long. I guess I have to get up earlier. I decided to start my day by eating a frog first. What I mean is do the worst thing on your plate first and the rest of the day is a breeze. I decided to embrace this idea today. I really wanted to sew today because I have five million projects running around in my head and I need to do one. So I decided that if I ate my frog like a good little girl I could have dessert, sew something. So I got the kids and I dressed, beds made, dishes done and all folded laundry put away before 9:30. Oh yeah! Now that is productivity. I felt so good doing everything that I was dreading doing quickly and earlier on in the day that I did not feel guilty for sewing.

I decided to make a twirly skirt for Kira. I used a tutorial. I modified it a little. Instead of three tiers I made it with two tiers but it has lining and tulle sandwiched between the lining and the outside shell. I bought this super cute cherry fabric forever ago and some lady gave me a huge bag of tulle (random). The outside shell is the cherry fabric, tulle is red and the lining is black. She loves it and is excited to wear it tomorrow to church with her red velvet jacket.

It took about four hours on and off throughout the day. I had some mistakes but I think I could easily make another one in half the time. I need to make a pattern for next time. Getting measurements and figuring out how to sew it took a lot of time. SO next time it will be quicker for sure. I think I am going to make one for me because it looks so fun and was super easy and cheap to make.

Spending: Empty Set


Breakfast: We all sat down for breakfast this morning it was so nice, usually Eric is gone by the time the kids eat.
Sun butter rollups and coffee (me)


Fruit Leather
Leftover Pasta
Nutty Noodles and Broccoli (me)

I usually do not like for them to eat cereal again but once in a while it is fun.

Bean Burritos (Kira)
Pasta (Enzo)
Baked Potatoes and Broccoli (me)
Fried Potatoes and Scrambled Eggs (Eric)

I feel so accomplished today. I did all my chores, had fun with the kids and sewed.
I love sewing but it is definitely hard with little ones. Enzo is so sweet whenever I am doing anything, he comes up to me and says "Momma, can you hold me? Just for a wittle bit." Such a sweet little voice and who can resist that. It melts me every time. But today he said that but then once he said "Can I hold you for just a wittle bit?" He wanted to hold me, love that boy.

1 comment:

Linda Z said...

That eating a frog thing is great! And so funny, since I've been looking into a trip for Josh's class and was reading about Twain's "Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." I hate doing the hardest thing first, but I really should! :P

You need to post a pic of the skirt, cause I missed it this morning!! :)