Thursday, August 20, 2009

Final days of summer....

I can't believe that summer is almost officially over for me! =( It went by way too fast! I start my last semester of school up on Monday! It will be nice to get it started because then I will be that much closer to being done!!

To play catch up a little on my blog.... The first part of August I went on a trip with all of my family to Southern California! Mckenna and I went, but Chris was too busy at work to come! We definitely missed having him there! (I did especially as I was driving in heavy freeway traffic!) We spent a week there! We had a great time. We went to Newport Beach for two days and we went to the LA ZOO, and did some other fun things. It was just really nice to be able to spend that time with my family! I needed it!

Me and my little girl!! =D

The boys!! (Jacob, Leonard, Sam, Andy, and Charles)

The girls! (Mom, Geneava, Kenna, Me, Heather, Sarah, and Holly)

Well since I have been back from California, I have still be really busy playing catch up on the laundry, cleaning, and getting everything ready for school to start. I have missed the time I used to have to just sit and craft or sew for hours. I had to make a little time for that though, because for my birthday, my mom gave me a new digital sewing machine!! I hadn't had any time to play with it, let alone even open it! So I knew I had to at least get it out of the box! Well I did and so far I LOVE IT!!! It is so nice and does so many fun stitches and things that my old one didn't do. The first thing I made with it was a sewing machine cover. Since I had been cleaning, I specifically made a spot for it to be able to sit out in our back room/converted office/craft room. I made a cover for it so it can stay clean and also so Mckenna doesn't see it right off and go for it! I think it turned out really cute! I got the idea from the make it and love it blog. I ended up using two placemats I had gotten as a gift that I never used. They worked out perfect.

Another project I did was also based off of another birthday present I got from my brothers. They all pitched in and got me a new Cricut cartridge. I love it! It does so many cute fonts and has a lot of cute functions too!

This is the project I was inspired by the BLVD Home Furnishings to do. I went there with my inlaws over a month ago and we saw a bunch of these type of things hanging up for sale there. They were quite pricey (of course!) and so I told Debbie that we could make it ourselves so we did!! I think it turned out really nice and I have lots of other projects in my head of things we could make using this general procedure! It's just cut vinyl letters put onto the glass of frames I painted. It was very inexpensive and really could go in any room with any saying with any colors.

Even though summer is ending, =( I'm hoping that I will still have a few minutes here and there to craft or sew. I love doing it and it really gives me a break. I think during this last semester of school/student teaching that is probably what I am going to be needing a lot of.....BREAKS! I am looking forward to student teaching and just hope that this semester goes by fast.