Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Maternity Photo Shoot

Today I had a photo shoot with one of my good friends and amazing photographer Katie. Here are some of the highlights.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Baby Room Reveal

It's been months and months since I've posted anything on my blog and I thought what better way to break the silence than to post pictures of the baby room and some of the little things I've made for our soon to arrive little one. Other than the furniture I made pretty much everything in the room. We did a bird theme and I found this fabric I loved and used it throughout the room. I also have been obsessed with making baby legwarmers (she has 11 pairs) and dying and embellishing onesies. Now, on to the pictures:)

You can never have too many ruffles. Especially on baby bums:)

embellished onesies and baby legs

How I found Butters when I returned from taking pictures.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sewing Saturday

For the past couple of weeks Nathan has been on swing shift which means he goes to work around 1pm and gets back home around 1am. It's pretty rough because we don't really get a chance to hang out or talk. Saturday and Sunday mornings are our two chances to catch up during the week and I love them. This morning I was supposed to go to an amazing self defense class with the USS Nevada ladies, but after a week of stress at work and Butters destroying our house, I couldn't bear to miss out on my morning with Nathan. So, I skipped out on the class(hopefully I won't get attacked any time soon), and spent some quality time with my man. I woke up a lot earlier than him, but when he finally woke up we had a nice morning, used our deep fryer for the second time this week(this will not become a trend), and then said our good byes as he left for work. It was a beautiful day out, but still a bit chilly so rather than work on my yard, I decided to do a bunch of sewing. I've been working on some big projects and then some little ones, but I really wanted to make a couple of things for me that I could get done in a day. So, today, I made a shirt and a clothespin apron from start to finish. It was super fun to complete two things today and I can't wait to wear my shirt to school Monday and use my clothespin apron in a couple months when it's warm and dry enough to hang our laundry outside.
Happy Saturday!

The Tunic

Clothespin apron

One of Butters' mild shenanigans

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Today I left what we were going to do today up to Nathan. My only stipulation was that I wanted to go somewhere because it has been incredibly beautiful the last few days. So, we leashed up Butters, hopped in the car and went for a drive. We drove through the Northern end of the Olympics and after about 2 and half hours of driving and Butters whining non stop, arrived at our destination... La Push! For those Twilight fans out there, you know what I'm talking about. It was beautiful! Crazy driftwood, crashing waves, cliffs in the distance... Fortunately for Butters, there were several dogs of their leashes so we let him go play and he was King of La Push, for about an hour that is. He was so brave! He doesn't have a history of loving water, but today he actually played in it! After playing with his friends, we put him back on his leash and took him for a walk where we did some crazy driftwood climbing. Nathan even brought butters up on some of the stumps VERY MUCH against his will, but it was worth it for the pictures. After La Push we drove through Forks. It was so uninspiring we drove past the High School and took the one picture you'll see on this post of the high school sign, just to prove we were there and then drove home. It was a most fantastic day and I have to give Nathan serious snaps for choosing to take me to Twilight country for our Saturday. And now, TONS of pictures. Note Butters in the car before the beach and then after.

Our Family Portrait

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What I've been up to

About a month ago I started a new job. It's AMAZING!!! I'm an assistant teacher at primary Montessori school. I've been loving every minute of it and in a month or so will also be starting my formal Montessori teaching training. Life is pretty great! Not to mention the fact that I still get to come home to my wonderful husband and darling dog! Besides work I've still been keeping up with some sewing, not as much, but still some. Here's what I've been up to.

My quilt basket with my quilts

A close up of the quilt I finished last month

The beginnings of a baby quilt

Baby gift

A much needed organizational tool I finally bought today

My fabric shelves. Still a bland color, but at least organized.

My new obsession

And of course, BUTTERS!