Monday, January 24, 2011

Sewing and Crafting!

These past couple of months, I've been spending some of my free time sewing up a storm!! Mostly pajamas for the kids from fabric I've had in storage. It's been fun and a learning experience, since I don't really know how to sew.

My last two accomplishments, however, have taken a lot more time than the kids' pajamas. They have been a couple of colonial style dresses for Isabella. She is still well into American Girl and loves her dolls. Since we have started reading about Felicity in our AG Club, she had been asking for some dresses just like hers.

So I decided to make her a couple, complete with cap and scarf. They turned out nice, although the first dress (in blue) took me longer to make and is not as well made as the second. I have enough fabric to even make her a third, so that should take up some more of my time! Anything to keep the age of innocence going!


Monday, January 10, 2011

It's the Thought That Counts!

So maybe I spoke too soon when I said, "I'm back!" November thru January is possibly one of the busiest times due to all the holidays, traveling, and wrapping up for school. What was I thinking?

Well, now it's a new year and we're still in full swing here at Holy Family Classical Academy. The kids are getting their lessons done, we're reading, crafting, and cleaning the house all at the same time it seems!! But that's the great thing about homeschooling...getting it all done and doing it all together as a family. Love it.

For now, I'm finally downloading pictures from the holidays, organizing them on my computer, and hopefully printing some out. While all that gets done, I have a little birthday party to prepare for...Isabella turned 7 on New Years Day! Such a big girl!