Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nesting

These are not in order of accomplishment - but I thought I would share what I've been up to.

I have a sewing bug? Weird eh...since I don't sew. I pretend though. I got some free material from a sister in our ward and so decided to enhance baby's burp clothes. Don't look closely....I was happy with #5 - because I finally figured out a little of how to sew in a straight line. (YES - even though there are lines on the machine and a pedal to follow - it's hard!)This drawer, although might not look good to you - has been driving me NUTS! It's one of a few craft drawers I have that holds ribbon for hair bows and jewelry making supplies. I finally organized it. Now I just need to fix many a bows and bracelet's for baby!!
Hmmm....homemade strawberry jam. Need I say more?Let's just say - 6 cups of mashed strawberries to 12 cups of sugar....NO WONDER it tastes so good. I ended up making 4 batches total - we should be good for another year!
Mmmm...I need to go make some rolls!
Finally - I finished the dresser a few weeks ago. To me - it looks 100 times better. Because I didn't put on the same handles as before, you can see where I filled in the 2nd hole - in the future I might mod podge some sort of something - but for now, I am satisfied. Maybe when Grandma T gets back from Russia she can come toll paint something on the front of the drawers?
I did like the natural color, after we had sanded it and wish that I could have found a clear varnish or something - but I am happy with it. It was my first refinishing project!

8 comments:

Sharron said...

Cute idea on the burp cloths. You can sew, you just proved it. Now, don't stop! I usually ignore the lines on the sewing machine and use blue masking tape to make long ones from front to back of the machine. Way easier to follow :-)

Good job on the dresser! Have you thought of putting two screw handle on the drawer fronts? Or if you are like most of us, that isn't in the budget . . . they do have some pretty inexpensive ones around now.

Tole painting would be really cute too. If your grandma T can't do it, go to the library and find a book. It's just like painting with numbers if you don't add shading. That would be very cute and you CAN do it too!!

Good luck with it all!

Katie Jo said...

Are you attempting #3 all by yourself or is someone gonna come help you when you have your baby?? You should make Tyson come help you hehe Good job on your skills.... I need me some strawberry jam... mmmmmmmm.

Natalie said...

Way to go Mol! You've been busy!

KofoedFamily said...

Way to Go! I especially love the enthusiasm Ali is showing in the last picture. Hopefully your sewing bug can hope over to my place so I can start to make cute things!

Andee said...

Molly are you expecting again? I haven't checked blogs in forever!! Looks like I;m out of the loop! Congrats girl!!!!

Dawnell said...

Awesome projects! I like this post because I feel like your projects are somewhere within the range of possibility for me. Not that I've ever sewn burp cloths or made jam or refinished something ever... but may be I could...

Moeller Family said...

Hey Molly! Mmmm...that jam looks delicious! I'm excited for you to be having your third little one. You are such a great mom! Good luck with the last few weeks.

Pratt Family said...

Wow...can I send you all of my unfinished projects. I wish I had the energy and strength to get things done before baby arrives. Good job on all your hard work. We are getting super excited to meet baby #3 soon.