Monday, November 15, 2010

My Weight Loss Program...

I've decided a few weeks ago that it is time I lose those last few kilo's that are still hanging around from my pregnancies. I've been having a hard time getting motivated, and as a result, I would lose a pound, gain two. Lose two, gain one. Up and down...VERY frustrating.
So now, my husband and I have put together the ultimate weight loss program. We have set one big end goal, and a few small 'in between' goals. For each goal we reach, we get to spend a certain amount on our hobbies (that would be fabric for me, and Volkswagen parts for him...). So far it has been working great! I'm almost at my first goal (and so is he!) so I am starting to look around a bit to decide what to buy, and where to get it. It has been fun! (And I haven't even bought anything yet!!)

One thing I would like to get for sure is this pattern:

I saw it at Above all Fabrics, and have had sitting in my cart for a while now! But now, there is a neat little contest/giveaway going on at Above all Fabrics, and it required me to put a wish list together...Lots of fun! I basically looked at all the fabrics, and picked out a bunch that I think would make very cute 'Sydney' dresses for my little Stella :)
I've been looking at Fandango, by Kate Spain, such lovely fabrics! And I think that the scooters in the Monaco line by Jennifer Moore are just great :)
I seem to be changing my mind just about every day though, so we'll see what I end up using my weight-loss money for!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lunch Bags

It took me more than 2 months to finally get my act together and sew these up for my boys.
It was a little more work than I expected, but they turned out really nice, and Ben and Lucas love them:)

I used this pattern.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pretty Solid

I recently won a giftcard for Sew Mama Sew by guessing the fabric that was in the jar (on Facebook). Being on a 'no buying more fabric for now' budget, this was great!
I had been looking at buying solids, since I own virtually no solids (buying prints is so much more fun!), but I knew that more fabric just had to wait.
Then I won a $15 giftcard! I ended up getting 3 half yard cuts of Kona, FOR FREE! Yay!

I bought Kona Peony, Green Grass and White. They actually all seem to work great with my Summer Song fabrics, which I was hoping for.
Looking forward to working with some solids, yay for free fabric!