Monday, February 28, 2011

Typical Me

Sorry I've been out of the loop for so long that I'm just now slowing transitioning back to real life.  I'm finally back in Nashville...Mt. Juliet.  Not ready to call it home yet.  I'm on my 3rd of 4 final clinical rotations...Can you believe it?  Only 15 weeks and 4 days until I'm DONE with clinical!  Ok Ok I'm done. I know you are SO over me yapping about my nightmare grad school!  

So anyway, amongst all the chaos of moving home, starting a new rotation, getting strep (what am I in 4th grade?), and soaking up my last few days with my Cubbie, I have about a handful of projects half done and even one post half written because the project is on hold.  Shout it with me!  TYPICAL!  Just like my husband says every time I loose my keys or defend someone's enemy or make an inappropriate joke...oops.  So for now I've only got one complete project and its a baby one...literally.  I started talking about doing this in July in my To Do: post.  Wow.  I'm a slacker, but I finally learned to sew.  If you can call it that.  I have successfully completed one project.  No guarantee I can turn the machine on again and make it work.  My mom was supervising.  TYPICAL!  My mom is involved in teaching me all my household skills.  She's wonderwoman!  I made two burp cloths.  If you are like most everyone I've showed this project to and by everyone I mean Camille and Cara then you are like she doesn't have any chubby projectile spit-up cutiepie newborns around my house but I HAVE FRIENDS and Cubbie so back down.  I got the original idea from the Jones Design Co tutorial.  But I ended up just winging it.  I chose softer fabrics because I loooovveee soft when it comes to babies.  

 Mom taught me how to pin.  Its so hard for me to go slow and make this step precise.  I just want to rush on and get to the sewing!  I want the finished product!
Ignore the nastiness that is me.  I didn't shower prior to this project.  Like the title implies TYPICAL!

The blue fabric is a flannel that was super soft and felt absorbable to me.  And the best part is, it was on sale for $3 at Walmart.  Holla!  The white dot fabric on the left is some my mom bought on sale a long time ago.  And my fabulously crafty sister, Candace, and I thought it would be a good idea to make a burp cloth out of one of the thin white carter's burp cloths my sister already has.  We folded it in half and sewed the cute fabric on one side...Thus making it 1000x cuter and making a thicker burp cloth for Cubbie's messes!   I made these two burp clothes for like less than $1 each.  Can't beat it!  Such an easy project.  Next time we might applique a cute bird or monogram on the white side before sewing it all together.  Cute!  I know I'm so excited to make more.

Candace, Mom, and I also went through all these vintage and some not so vintage buttons my Papa and Mom had in random boxes everywhere.  I have quite the button collection now.  I sound weirder and nerdier by the second in this post.  I'll show you my cute containers in a post in the near not so near future when I finish my crafting area upstairs.

I'll leave you with a picture of what we spent more time doing this weekend...Kissing our Cubbie!

I will be back soon with more posts on our 2nd painted hutch, a hand made wreath, and who know's what else.  In my current home state the projects are endless.  See you soon.  I hope you gals are enjoying this start to spring.  I know April Showers bring May Flowers but what do March Tornadoes bring?  


  1. I was starting to think you were still in Jackson. No seriously-I did. But I'm SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK!!!! Even though I haven't seen your face yet. Love the burpcloths-they look ultra absorbent, which is the best quality of any burp cloth.

  2. It looks like Debbie Mynster has gotten ahold of your cute nephew! When I see red lipstick like that, I always think of her!!! :)


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