Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Gathered Clutch for Me!

I'm off to ladies retreat this weekend. It has become an unofficial tradition to make myself a new accessory when I go on a trip. So, without further ado: My Gathered Clutch! Tutorial here.

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(crochet flower tutorial here)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Fall Update

Well, our holiday was wonderful. We spent one week on Big Whiteshell Lake with friends. It was a great week, though the weather was a little cooler than we would've liked. We tried to take the children to the beach and the wind was so bad, we couldn't stay. Our cabin was cozy, though and we had several nice little outings anyway. We were well refreshed and enjoyed our time immensely.

Our little bun in the oven is growing strong... some days I actually feel bruised on the inside from his strong kicks. We go for a fetal assessment on the 30th, just to double check on some fluid around the kidneys. Abby had the same thing and it went away on it's own with no concerns. Just a little tease: Yes, we do know the baby's gender, but we're waiting a little longer to share. Trust me, you'll enjoy it better this way.

On the crafting front: I am working on some maternity clothing refashioning. I've been blessed with many hand me downs, but unfortunately, I find certain items difficult to find a good fit. Right now I'm working on transforming a skirt... will show you when it's finished. I also finished another List Taker. I think these are perfect little notebooks for church or events like ladies retreat. I'll need to get some more interfacing, but I hope to make some of these to sell as a mini fundraiser for ladies who can't afford the cost of ladies retreat. I hope to sell a few at $15 each, donating $5 to the ladies ministry in our church. I have benefited so much from ladies ministries that I would like to pass on the blessing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Home from Holidays

We were away on vacation at Big Whiteshell Lake last week... and it was wonderful! I'm getting back into the swing of things and will share about our trip soon. Here's a picture of the "4" of us at Rainbow Falls.

Baby bump - 10 weeks away!