2/11 Dominic built a castle and was so proud he even needed to take a pic with his own camera
I missed 2/12.. I had an extra kid and it just wasn't a top priority
2/13 I finished my cowl... first project for myself that I plan on keeping
2/14 Proof that no poo works! This is the day after my 4th "wash" with baking soda (and "condition" with apple cider vinegar) My hair feels so much nicer. Not dry, definitely more full, it isn't falling out in clumps anymore, not when I shower or brush it. Amazing!
I am far too lazy this evening to make 2 different blog posts! We are watching our nephew and he is refusing to eat. Though I did manage to get 1/2 an ounce of my breastmilk down him (in a bottle people!!).. he is refusing the formula and his momma forgot her milk and she lives too far to just run and get it... anyways!
2/10... our anniversary gift to each other... so happy!
So here is my WETBAG TUTORIAL!!! And of course my picture(s) for the day of 2/4/12
But make sure you read the entire thing, I will change a few things the next time so just read it thoroughly for what I did, and also what I WILL do.
I started with just under 2yards of PUL (because they screwed up when cutting) And an entire cotton flat sheet for the outside, and an 18" zipper. PUL does not shrink so no need to prewash, but your outer fabric likely will so please prewash this!!!
I had to measure a bit differently than normal since my edges weren't straight, so I measured in multiple spots and just hoped it would be straight (it wasn't so I had to start over haha). At any rate, you want your PUL to be 18x19 when finished, so including about 1/2" seam allowance, you will want it to be 36x20"... You don't need to add any extra seam allowance on the top/bottom for hemming because PUL doesn't fray, so you don't have to hem the ends (yay for one less step)! When measuring and cutting, measure one long strip of 36x20, when folding and pinning, you want the bottom of your bag to be the fold, so there will be no seams, holes, or otherwise leaky spots, at the bottom of the bag.
You will want to mark on the "wrong" side... aka the NOT shiny side. It should be the side that feels like actual fabric.
When pinning, make sure you pin at the very edge, you don't want your pins to be inside the sewing line, as they will create holes inside the bag.. useless! So pin up the sides, right sides together. (aka sticky sides, on the inside)
And sew! I sewed far enough inward that I just left the pins in as I sewed down each side. Again just wanting to make sure there were no unnecessary holes on the inside.
Here is my sheet. I measured the exact same on this except that you DO need a seam allowance on the top/bottom for hemming so measure and cut this piece at 38x20.. I may have actually cut it at 38x21"..
Pin up sides and sew, right sides together.
Turn your outer fabric right side out, leave your PUL right side in, place the PUL inside the outer fabric, pin it together at the top, again making sure you pin at the very edges (there will be an addendum to this later)
Because your "sticky" side will be on the machine, you may or may not have issues feeding it through. if you do, just set a piece of paper between the machine and the PUL, you can pull it off later.
Ahh if only I could sew straight lines lol
I pinned my zipper, right side down to the right side of the fabric (on one side, left the other side unpinned for now), sew it on, I then unzipped the zipper, and did the same on the other side.
ADDENDUM: You should actually sew the zipper between the PUL and outer fabric.. so yeah, next time it will look tons better! Right side of the zipper facing the outer fabric, wrong/under side facing the PUL.
Before using this bag, make sure you wash in hot water and dry on med-high heat.
So my tutorial may not be the most clear and concise, it makes sense in my head lol. So contact me if you have any questions!
So yesterday (feb/3) was supposed to be a photo tutorial on how to make a wetbag.. alas, my thread sucked so I had to replace it, and I of course didn't take anymore pictures because my camera was downstairs on my craft desk. So I give you the beginning stages... prepare to see these same pics tomorrow haha
These were just to show how I was measuring. I only added 2.. who needs 7 pics without a tutorial?
I have been doing a lot of homemade snacks today and decided to quick make another one before the boys went to bed. We even let Dominic help out! He helped pour the honey and brown sugar, and measured out the granola. And put on the peanut butter chips! He loved it. Now here is his concentration face.. tongue out and all haha
I am finding that I have to check the date to know what day I am doing. I am screwed once February starts!
Tonight I was going to take a posed picture of my husband but it got late and we got lazy. So instead I bring to you, my new "shampoo and conditioner" of choice. I wont be showing you a before picture as my hair already looks icky lol. But I will post an after picture in a week or 2 so you can see that it really DOES work!
For the record, it will only take a week or 2 because your hair has to get used to not having it's natural oils stripped every single time you use a store bought shampoo. Next will be homemade soap and lotion!
So my sister came up with this brilliant idea to go to the kid's room at the nature center. The kids loved it!
Certain areas were just too bright to take good pictures, bummer since I had some cute shots. But overall it had some decent light!
Sharing at it's finest
My parents were over for supper today and as usual, they are very fun people! My dad bought this cowboy hat in Colorado I believe, and my son wanted his matching hat on so he grabbed the red one. Then grandma thought it would be great to get a pic of her in the red hat and grandpa in his.. so here is that one. I love this pic because my dad almost never smiles in pics and he was smiling big because he was laughing at the boys.
Yesterday I handed the camera to my oldest son (my digital, not my DSLR, I'm not quite THAT crazy!) and let him go to town. He had a blast!!! I will be giving him his own FB album for his work lol. Anyways this was my pic of him enjoying taking pictures
He kept trying to get really close to it before taking a picture since I have to look through my viewfinder to take a pic, he thinks he does too.
I am feeling completely uninspired today. And it shows with this skirt. I love the fabric but the way it fits, just bleh! And it's not long enough, I screwed up when cutting it. And I can't think of a damn thing else to take a picture of so today, you get to feel my complete lack of inspiration!
Anyone have any ideas on what to take pictures of? I am clearly lacking
I had a REALLY bad day today. So my wonderful husband took a few extra minutes on his way home to stop and buy me some flowers. He bought me tulips! I don't think I've ever gotten tulips before. So this is the picture I took for today
I really like how this one turned out. I do think the focus fell a little to the right, but I tried and tried and couldn't get it better. Darn.
I totally failed yesterday and did not take one single picture.. not even a video to save myself! I do however have a picture of the skirt I had mostly finished yesterday so that will be the installment for today(yesterday)
I will get a picture of it on me later today. And work on getting today's picture done as well
Today my husband and I moved things around in the basement in anticipation of my new desk! Well not new, new to me. We were able to pick it up from my mom's tonight and this is my new set up (not finished but the majority of it is done)
The black drawers are full of fabric, the shelves have all the acrylic/non-wool yarn. The white drawers have wool in top drawer, fabric scraps middle drawer, and yarn scraps bottom drawer. The black drawers below that have not been dedicated to anything yet. Neither have the drawers in the desk. I know one of the top drawers will have all of my sewing supplies:scissors, thread, needles, etc.
I am soo excited to have a specific place for all of my crafting stuff. The best part? The boys have a toy room off to the right of this so I can craft while they play!!