Friday, April 15

Change of Plans

Well it's time I shared with you what we have been up to and my silence here on the blog. My husband is done with his three hour round trip commute and so we are going to be moving. It has taken to much of a toll on our family. So we trying to move again, the housing prices have dropped where we are looking and are at least stable where we are selling, hopefully that will be to our advantage.

I have been getting the house ready for our list date of May 15th, with painting, purging, organizing, cleaning, and also daily life. That just doesn't leave much time for anything else.

I hope to share more as things progress.

Wednesday, April 6

A new dress for Fiona

I finished up one of the dresses I started for the girls. Fiona has a party at Church tonight and wanted to wear it. Thankfully I used an easy pattern for this one and was able to get it done on time.
This is Pattern # M5966. I used view B with the ruffle from A to make the dress longer. It is also a bit big on her as she is in between sizes.
Fiona chose the material for this one. I wanted her to have some input so she would be more likely to wear it. With sensory issues one never knows if she'll like something. 2011 04 06_0886I plan to add a bit of detail to the V neck line. I have found that V-necks are usually quite low in patterns, but was pleasantly surprised by this one, it's much higher than it looks and a bit of lace will finish it off nicely.2011 04 06_0891 
  She loves her new dress and has worn it all day. I knew it was a hit when she said it was like wearing pajamas. She would wear pajamas all day long if I let her.

Tuesday, April 5

Boys Room Progress

Last week I decided to paint the boys room and the bathroom to a more neutral color. The boys are changing the theme of their room to outdoors and there will no longer be any blue in the room. So while I am working the boys are sleeping in the school room and I have not been able to access my computer much. I will be so glad when it is all done!

This is what the room looked like before. The baskets under the bed held toys. In our massive clean out they are now all empty!  We will use them for clothing instead of a dresser.

I haven't begun the process of switching to summer clothes yet as it has been so cold! I will do that as soon as the room is put back together. Right now the baskets are stacked up in the school room, but I think that they will work well for clothing and are easily accessible.2011 04 03_0878In the old room they each had their own dresser with the top drawer being for collections and special items. Mostly it became a junk drawer as it was so big and they could stuff whatever they wanted in there. You never know what you might find. 2011 04 03_0876We went through each and every box and got rid of most of it. The rest was put into a special treasure box that now sits in the closet. It's so much neater! They were so good about getting rid of things that it made the process go quickly. 2011 04 03_0877This is what the inside of the closet now looks like. We purchased an expedit shelf from IKEA to hold all of their things. They need a place to put the Lego's when they are all built and they are playing with them. Before they sat on the floor getting in the way and I was so tired of constantly stepping on those little pieces. They hurt!2011 04 03_0879The baskets on the bottom shelf hold their costume accessories, and spy gear. Anything else made it's way to the consignment sale of the basement toys shelf. I still need to add labels.

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I can't wait to share finished pictures. It will be a while before I get to some of the art that I have planned, but the new bedding arrived today. As soon as we steam clean the carpets I can get the room back together. That is a another story in itself. I hope to share more on that as soon as I am able.

Even as exciting as it is to re-do a room and decorate a new space. I will miss the sailboat theme they had "when they were little". My mother made those quilts for them when they were toddlers and they loved them!


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