Monday, February 1, 2010

Sew Crazy

Whew! What a weekend!  Both of my kids were sick with colds, so we stayed in the entire weekend.  That means that I got a lot of sewing time in and Rob got a lot of hide-and-seek time in...

Friday we watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  I thought it was alright.  The beginning was very slow, but the ending was so sweet.  I'm glad I saw it, but probably wouldn't watch it again.

On Saturday I went to my new favorite store, JoAnn Fabric and bought a few patterns (McCalls were 1.99!).  I chose one that said "Easy".  Well, this pattern was anything but easy. The directions were so hard to follow.  But, I read through them and decided to go for it.  I measured myself (scary!) and found my size. I cut, marked, and pressed.  I got the bottom sewed together, tried it on, and it was about 3 sizes too small. This was around 9 at night.  I then searched the internet for about 3 hours and found a few skirts that I could make, but no information on why my skirt turned out too small. Being the OCD person I am, I had to finish the skirt, so I came up with a way to do it with no pattern and finished around 1 am.  Do you sew? Any idea why this didn't turn out? I checked my seams and they are the 5/8 that the pattern calls for...also rechecked my measurements, and still the same.

Sunday, more JoAnn Fabric!  I bought some more fabric, elastic (for my new skirts), and some ribbon.  I put in the zipper on my skirt I started last night (which is still a bit small), started a lazy days skirt for Ava, and washed and pressed fabric for a 20-minute skirt for myself.

I also tried out 3 new recipes for my other blog, Real Moms Cooking.  I posted about the Pasta Puttanesca last night here. Try it, let me know what you think!  I also made Taco Boats and Baguette French Toast.  I'm  posting about those later this week.

We also started our homemade Valentine's for our Mom's group Valentine pizza party.  I'll post about them tomorrow.

Of course thrown in there was cleaning and laundry.  I'm lucky that my husband took care of the kids all weekend so I could get my sanity back.  I know I'm very lucky.

How was your weekend?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness.. You make me dizzy.. I know my life is crazy too.. but reading about yours makes it seem worse.. LOL