Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Skirt For Melody

I am using up my scraps of fabric and made a strip fabric style skirt for Melody. You pretty much sew up scraps side by side, then add a bottom, top and stick an elastic in it. Super easy.

Took a couple hours because I don't have a serger and had to using the pinking sheers and iron all of the seams. Boy, I sure do dislike using the iron, but it's totally worth it to see the results and how great the seams look when the skirt is finished.

I'll be making some more skirts and am having fun working through my stash of fabric. I have some other projects on the list and I'll get to those when the kidlets give me some time to get sewing.

Happy day my friends!!



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Baking Binge!!

I've been on a baking binge the last 2 days. Yesterday I made some yummy oatmeal banana muffins and applesauce cake. YUMMY!!!!! Today I made peanut butter cookies, coconut muffins and oatmeal coconut cookies.

Half of them are in the freezer for another day and our family is enjoying the rest. Melody is mad because she only gets one treat a day and wants to eat them ALL!!! /giggle Aizen loves muffins and had saucer eyes when I handed him a whole one. He quickly shoved it into his mouth and started singing. He shortly realized he couldn't put it all in his mouth so he took it out and started taking bites. Simply adorable.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Ruby

Today would have been Ruby's 4th birthday. It's hard to believe that this is the 3rd birthday without her. I wonder what my little girl would be like. What would she look like? Would she have long beautiful brown hair like her sister? Would she be into dance, athletic, artistic, smart? Who would she continue to look like? Would she know her abc's or 123's yet? Would she have ever talked?

I'm sad thinking about another birthday without her, I just want my baby girl back. It sucks that I cannot have her here with us. She is spending another birthday in Jesus' arms instead of mine.

I'll post later today and tell you how her day went but until then....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET RUBY!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We Found J-Town!!!!!!!

I am in Bento HEAVEN!!!!! Daniel has a customer at Harknett who tipped us on a little place called J-Town that is near us, super cute little Japanese shops, man, did I have fun. We went today to check it out and primarily to see if they had a good price on sushi rice (and they do!!!) and for bento boxes. Everything we bought at the stores was only $40.00 !!!! We got a lot, whooo hoooo!!!!! I even recognized a few kanji symbols on the packaging.

What is a bento box you ask? Bento is like a lunch box that has a few different boxes stacked on top of one another that you put your yummy food in. It is typically served cold and you can do all kinds of combos, the more creative the better. I was reading on a blog that it is quite popular for moms to be a bit competitive on how kawaii they can make the bentos look. They often have little characters or scenes made out of food. Just google bento and you'll see some very cute things.

Melody wanted a bento box for use in grade 3 and for her birthday. Well we found the cutest little 3 tiered bento box for her lunch and a single click one for her snack.

I also found some super kawaii (cute in japanese) rice molds. One that you can make 2 triangular ones and the others are of 2 little boys and a bear. I am squealing with excitement at how much fun this is going to be!!!!

We also went to the little grocery store there and picked up a few items. We got sushi vinegar, a bamboo sushi mat, rice crackers with nori snacks and I got a red bean paste rice ball. That may sound super odd to you but it was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!

So here are the pictures of what I got in terms of bento box stuff.

The yellow one is the 3 tiered bento box, the small pink and white clicky, and the rice molds:


Rice molds:

The close up of the bear and boy rice molds:


One of the containers has a divider that you can take in and out. So, those are the 3 boxes with lids. It is all held together on the side with a little clip system. Typically bento boxes are held together with a fabric elastic around them, but Melody will be 8 when she starts grade 3 and this seemed to be the best idea for her.

The snack bento clicky.
Can't wait to start posting pictures of bento stuff we make on the weekends. Sinora!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

What's Happening On Your Monday?

We have had a chill day so far. We've been doing some reading, computer games, car races, egg tossing (plastic ones), cleaning up of rooms, toy area picker uppage, some cooking, ball tossing, and lots of other things.

I need to do laundry, get the dishwasher loaded and vacuuming of the kiddos rooms. Anyone wanna come and get the laundry done for me, I have no energy to get that done today. /giggle

So, what's happening on your Monday? Anything fun? Interesting?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter

Another year has come around and I am reminded of my daughter not being with us again. Easter is hard for us. Ruby was born Easter weekend of 2005 and there is always that reminder now that she will never spend another Easter with us. She is a very lucky girl and gets to spend her Easters with her Saviour, the reason why we celebrate Easter.

I want to encourage you to really think about why you celebrate Easter this year. Are you chasin the bunny with eggs in hopes of chocolate or are you thinking of our Saviour who came to this earth and died a horrific death so that you could spend eternity with Him? It was an amazing sacrifice for Him to be seperated from Abba and live through constant persecution to become a sacrifice for my life and sins. I don't think that I could do it.

If you don't know Christ and want to spend eternity with Him, it's so very simple. All you need to do is pray and accept Christ into your heart, get yourself hooked up with a good church, read your bible and strive to live a good life that honours God. It may be hard at first and you may have to give up some things that you really love, but I tell you it's worth it. Think of the alternative, a life without Christ in hell. I don't what hell will be like but I know it's not with Christ so I tell you it's going to suck no matter what it is. Life is not easy as a Christian and you are constantly tempted and it's not an easy life, but it's so worth it, I promise you.

Have a Happy Easter and try to think about the sacrifice God made by having Jesus come here to die for us. If you really think about it you will realize just how amazing it was. Love you guys. =)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What Part Of Spring Are You?

I really enjoy doing the quizzes on blogthings.com and this one I felt was appropriate since I have about 2 cm of snow in my backyard..... lol.... it was spring.... last week haha. Take it and let me know what one you are. =)

So this is what part of spring I am:


You Are Blooming Flowers

You are an optimistic person by nature. In even the darkest times, you are hopeful about the future.You feel truly blessed in life and can sometimes be overwhelmed with emotions.You have an artist's eye. You are always looking for beauty in the mundane.You have a good sense of aesthetics, especially when it comes to shapes and color.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sealing Ribbon Edge Video

So here is the post I promised about sealing the "V" edge on the ribbon, enjoy!!

video

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Melody's Newest Bow

Here is the newest bow to Melody's collection. It has 5 layers and it matches a shirt that nana bought her. It was a lot of fun to make and I think that I have found a way to seal the edges when doing a "V" cut on it so that it doesn't look funky. I'll be experimenting and post my results later on today and I'm thinking of doing a little video to show you. =)