Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Go Anywhere Bag

A while ago, I bought the Go Anywhere bag pattern from Noodlehead and then I did what I do best. Nothing. I have gobs of Ikea home decor fabric that would be perfect for this bag, but nothing to go with it.

Right before Christmas, I was poking around my stash and found enough matching fabric to make the bag. My sister in law had just told me she needed a new one, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and make it her present. I was going to use some navy print, until I remembered that she liked the hedgehog print from the Outfoxed line by Lizzy House.

I had a huge mistake when I put the handles on, so I had to pick out the stitching and fix that, but it was a pretty easy task and now I know how to put them on properly. Although I made the same bag for myself and twisted one but I don't mind.

This pattern is so easy to whip out, I've made three now and it takes about an hour or so to get it all finished. Plus, there are plenty of pockets, and that is the most important thing to have in a bag~

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hooty Hoot

Did I ever show off my little project for Chris's sister? She's not really a fan of owls, but I know she liked the fabric I used for the backing and I felt it needed to be an owl project as a whole.

To make him, I copied my owl and went from there. I used my machine to blanket stitch the eyes and wings on, a function I did not know my machine possessed until a few weeks ago!

Then I stuffed him full and sewed the bottom shut, although my owl was glued closed. Since I basically abhor hand-stitching, this seemed better than glue!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

17 Weeks

Tomorrow is ultrasound day! I'm excited but also kind of wishing I could veto that part of pre-natal care as it costs a lot of money. All of this costs a lot of money and it's really ridiculous that having a baby costs more than I make in a year. Of course, it doesn't really since insurance kicks in at some point, but I don't know what they charge people with no insurance.

However, it is really cool that I get to see the baby tomorrow. The real test will be to see if Chris's Doppler skills were correct and there is only one baby in there.

Hopefully, I can post a few creepy photos afterwards and we can all guess about the sex and if this baby is going to look just like Chris. After seeing Jacob and reviewing his ultrasound photo, I was shocked that I couldn't tell before that my baby was going to look JUST LIKE CHRIS.

I suppose I should be grateful that I am going to the doctor tomorrow, since my first phone call with them led me to believe that I might not be able to see her as I hadn't been to the office before 8 weeks. The nurse told me that I might be considered high risk and would have to ask the doctor if she would take me. I understand I did wait a while to go to the doctor, but when you have a 3K detuctable, would you want to go get a 1K worth of blood work, scans and whatnot in December and start all over again in January? It just wasn't possible for us, when it wasn't my first pregnancy and things were going well. Even if a test or scan came back as troublesome, I wouldn't terminate.

Luckily (for the doctor) I was approved as a patient and hopefully, all will be smooth sailing from here. I'm happy that Chris is working in the medical field, as we are learning a lot about what we can and can't do in terms of labor/delivery. It's nice to have an inside man.