Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Crafty Times

It has been awhile since my last post - PWOC (protestant women of Chapel) has been all consuming for the past few weeks but now we are back to our slow routine. Molly and Riley got to help me get prepared for our fall bible study kickoff where we had over 250 ladies with 77 of them being brand new - and since this year I get to be in charge of Newcomers (making them feel welcomed and loved) it has been some long days. I love PWOC because we have ladies of all ages and backgrounds and they have lived everywhere and we are all in the same situation where we move when and where the Army tells us and have to make new friends pretty fast.

I had a 50% off at JoAnn's so after a bike ride for labor day I allowed Jon and the girls the joy of walking through the store as I looked for the fabric for our Christmas PJ's. With some help from Jon and Molly we have red Mickey Mouse Christmas fabric and I will start working on the pj's. As a warm up I have borrowed an idea from a much more crafty friend and made some fall onesies for the girls. After the pj's I am going to work on a dress for the girls another crafty friend gave me a pattern for turning a men's dress shirt into a girls dress.
Fall shirts for the girls
A close up of Riley's - you can tell it has been awhile but it will have to work for now:)A close up of Molly's - I attempted a decorative stitch on the outside but after 3 failed attempts we went with a straight line. Molly was sitting next to me letting me know what I was doing wrong and wanting to push me out of the way so she could sew instead.
A snapshot of our life - Molly's cup next to the toilet, books to read on the counter, clothes thrown everywhere and jumping in on Riley's bath.
Riley goes straight to the bath many nights after dinner because even with a bib she manages to get food EVERYWHERE!! Her sister still enjoys coming behind Jon and I and getting the spots we miss with a few cups of water of the face - we keep telling Molly that one day Riley is going to start fighting back and it has begun with hair pulling - yippie:(