Friday, July 27, 2012

Carseat Canopy Tutorial

I took several tutorials that I saw on how to do these, I decided this was the easiest I could do it and the cheapest way as well. It is a thinner canopy which is another reason I decided to the tutorial.
1. Cut your fabric and make sure it is 40 inches long and 31inches wide.
I used cotton fabric, but you can use almost any kind you want.

2. With the right side or patterned side down iron back about 1/2 inch of the sides of your fabric . Do this on all sides of your fabric.

3. It should look like this at each corner after ironing.

4. With a single straight stitch, sew all the way around your ironed fabric the width of your sewing foot. Meaning make sure the outer edge of your fabric is lined with the foot of sewing machine.

5. Repeat step 2 and sew all the way around your fabric again. Only this time when you are sewing make sure your original sewing line is about in the middle of your sewing foot. *This step is crucial for a finished edge and to make sure your cover does not fall apart.

When you're done sewing around all the edges all the INSIDE corners should look similar to this.

All the OUTSIDE corners should look like this.

6. Buy at least 26 inches of ribbon for each tie, total 52 inches ( Basic knot). If you want to be able to tie in a bow buy at least 30 inches of ribbon for each side, total 60 inches. Pin the ribbon, right side facing down,  about 22 inches up from the bottom and 7 inches in from the sides. Make sure you pin in the middle of the ribbon with the ribbon vertical. Also make sure to cut the ends of your ribbon with a slant and then use fray check or some sort of clear glue on the edges to keep from fraying.

7. With a straight stitch sew a little rectangle where you have pinned the ribbon. I used 2 kinds of ribbon to make it look better, in that case you just center the smaller ribbon under the larger ribbon before you pin and sew.

TADA!!! Super easy cute car seat canopy.

This was just how I wanted mine to look, you can also add lace around the edges or do shorter or longer ribbon. You can definitely let your mind be creative!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

27 weeks=> Third Trimester

I am now finally in the Third Trimester of pregnancy, which means 13 weeks left. I really really think I only have 11 weeks left. I had Jocelynn a week and a half early and they say your 2nd comes sooner.

Pregnancy Stats:

27 weeks mom weighs 147 lbs.
Baby is 14.5 inches long.
Baby weighs almost 2 lbs.
Mom is now in the 7th month of pregnancy.

Birth Plan:

I am planning on having this baby completely natural. With Jocelynn I had no medical help whatsoever  other than an epidural when I was dilated almost to a 9, I did not have an episiotomy and I did not tear. I also did not have Pitocin to start my labor. The only reason I got an epidural was because I thought it would hurt to push. Very disappointed in myself. So this time I am doing everything that I did last time only minus the epidural. NATURAL. My doctor said my chances are even better of not needing an episiotomy or tearing again ( which honestly is the thing that freaks me out the most.) That is the plan and I assure you it will not change unless I am bawling and begging for help...even then. I plan on having my mom, grandma, aunt Soni and aunt Trisa in the room with me this time. Along with Andrew of course. I want them in the room with me because they are all very important people who have been in my life since I was born. I hope that I am in labor long enough that they they can make it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Andrew's New Job

Andrew is now the new Admission's Representative at Broadview University! Yes he also goes to school there. This has been a process since the beginning of June, and it is also the EXACT job that Andrew has been preparing himself to get.

What will his job be?

Andrew's job will mainly be recruiting people to join the school and to take classes. He will also help with getting people familiar with the school and helping them enroll. However it is in no way a commission job.

What are the main benefits?

  • Pay raise (salary)
  • Vacation pay, sick day's, holiday pay etc.
  • Part or all tuition will be covered.
  • Insurance.
  • Yearly raises, if he meets certain criteria.
  • A consistant schedule which includes Saturdays off and early out on Fridays.
  • Stable job.
We are MORE THAN THRILLED that Andrew is able to have this opportunity. Especially for the free schooling ( other than books ) that he will be receiving. This will also help him to have an awesome resume when he does graduate. And now he is planning on going straight for his masters. It is truly a blessing and we are very grateful. Thank you for all the support and prayers, it really does make a difference.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ready Set GO!....well by the next 4 weeks.

In the next 4 weeks, 3 BIG HUGE items will be removed off of my projects list. First and for most the custom crib bumpers, that I will be making, number 2 and 3 buying the perfect crib and dresser ever! ( compliments of my cute little husband who said I could get whatever I wanted ) I am choosing to go with white because then when we move, and when we are crazy enough to think of a having a 3rd child, we wont have to buy new stuff because of wood colors not matching. And if you know me at all you would know that I am OCD about that kind of stuff. Also I hear that if you buy a darker wood color it's easily noticeable if the wood gets nicked or bitten or what have you. Jocey's white toddler bed has not had any of those problems and it is also white.

Main Bumper

Bumper ties, and bed skirt

Dresser from IKEA

Delta Bentley Crib from Target

When I am done with the bumpers I will make sure to post a link to the mini tutorial that I am using

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July

4th of July outfit. The white things are actually stars, not polka dots :)

Happy family!

Joceys cute swimming suit, compliments of Patricia

Cute Cute Cute

Jocelynn LOVES sparklers!

For the 4th of July we went to the Scera Park for a family picnic, 7 Peaks and then went to my grandma Bunker's for fire works. It was a good relaxing day, we quite enjoyed it.

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Tiny Nummy

Jocelynn says HI to everything, today she has said- hi mountains, hi mine purple toes, hi ceiling.

Jocelynn likes to ask what time it is. For no other reason other than to repeat what you said and to feel cool.

Jocelynn sings you her answer to things. " Jocey do you want to wear your new skirt?" J:" Yes yes yes wear my new skirt!" * while in song form*

Jocelynn whispers A LOT.

Jocelynn is trying to learn our special song. You Are My Sunshine. I only sing it to her when she goes to sleep, and it is really special because thats what I sang to my great grandma right before she died when I was about 3 or 4. I sang it on her hospital bed over and over and over again. Hence the special song which Jocey now knows parts of.

Jocelynn is not allowed to call us Andrew and Starrie ( because she is at that stage where she figured it out ), so Andrew taught her she could call him Panda and call me Slo. Now anytime Andrew or I call each other by our real names she gets upset and corrects us. J: " No mom its Panna." Because of course we need to get in trouble, its only fair because she did :) And when she forgets and call me Starrie or calls Andrew his name, all we have to do is say," Jocey... What did you say?" Then she smiles and calls us either Panna, Slo, Mommy or Daddy.

These are the 2 pictures she would take. It somehow describes her.