June 1, 2010

Unproductive

I had an impressive list of things I was going to accomplish with all of my extra free time this weekend. In a surprise to no one, myself included, I did almost none of them!

On Saturday we had a cookout at Big Sister's house on her amazing, sceened-in porch. The food was yummy, the company was awesome as always (we missed you marcy) and the wine flowed freely. Perhaps a little too freely. Husband had to parachute in and deal with Pie that night as I lay head aimed at the trashcan. He was so sweet about it, and I managed to rally by morning.

On Sunday we had Pie's first pool day. We went to Middle Sister's house for a quick swim. Pie was great, though she couldn't quite figure the whole water thing out. More on this tomorrow...with pictures!

And then yesterday, we went to visit my parents. Pie was having Grammy/Poppy withdrawal. So we hung out with them for a bit. Pie slept on my mom, which made her day. Makes mine too when she snoozes on me. All the little snores, and her milky breath on my cheek...ahhh heaven.

Once we got home I did manage to make some onsies for Pie. They didn't come out as well as I had hoped, but I was tired. I think I'll have to try a few of them again. So I present you with the one thing I accomplished off my to-do list this weekend...

These are appliqued following the tutorial by Finley and Oliver that you can find here. I so totally want to make her awesome mustache t-shirt for my nephews...I didn't get a chance to finish the stitching on the bird onsie, maybe I'll get to that tonight.
And here's a sweet little turtle that I bold-faced stole from Megan at plumpudding. Her turtle came out better, mine is a little spotty. And she has a few other ideas I might "borrow" as well...

And of course there had to be a Pie. You can't really tell in the picture, but the brown ink has a little shimmer to it.

And last...certainly least. Also the most time consuming is a completely jacked up Nintendo controller for my video game loving husband. I think it's all kinds of wonky, but he loves it. I think I'll have to try this one again.

So there it is, my unproductive weekend. All I can say is that I'm glad it's already Tuesday. Hope you all had an equally fun time!


15 comments:

Bronzed said...

love the NES controller! can't wait for pool pics tomorrow.

Fakey said...

Those onesies are adorable! Did you do butcher paper stencils? I've tried that but never been able to make it work.

MollyinMinn said...

Those onesies are simply adorable! Well done.

And wow, if that is what you call being unproductive, I'd hate to see productive. Puts me to shame ;)

sara said...

Thanks Fakey. I used freezer paper. I have all the equipment to make real screens, which I used to do a million years ago when I had free time. But those are super time consuming, so mostly I do the freezer paper. You just have to make sure you iron the begeesus out of it so it forms a solid barrier to the ink. I've hear masking tape works too, but have never tried it.

sara said...

MIM - thanks! The crafty things are fun for me, so I never think of them as an accomplishment. If I had actually managed to clean out my storage closet, or organize the kitchen, that'd be a different story, but the wine she called to me!

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

Those are soo adorable!! Great Job! I love the birdie and pie ones! I am behind (I am making Bailey her 7 month one tonight)!! Can not wait to see the pool photos :)! I am sure they are adorable!

sara said...

Cindy - I need to get going on Pie's 5 month onsie. It'll be here before I know it...like next week! Yikes!

Angela said...

That's what weekends are for...being unproductive! Mmmmmm....wine....4 more months and I will be able to drink some again!

sara said...

Angela - Exactly! I hope to be equally unproductive this weekend. 4 months will go by fast, and just think what a cheap date you'll be after not drinking for so long!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

You did a great job on those onies.

sara said...

Thanks LIASC! I just wish I had bought more...I have lots of other ideas

Jen said...

Those onsies are FABULOUS. So the appliques are fabric? And you use the freezer paper to print the designs and then trace them on the fabric? I totally want to try this but it might be beyond my crafty abilities.

sara said...

Hi Jen - Finley and Oliver has an awesome tutorial about how to use the fabric. I swear it's super easy. And This Life, Our Adventure has a great one about the freezer paper stencils. Also easy, but a little more time consuming. I'm sure you could do both!!

Jen said...

Ah, I get it. Two different methods. I had read the tutorial you linked to but then got confused when someone asked about the butcher paper in the comments.

I am not a sewer by any means so this is kind of crazy but I sort of want to open an etsy shop with cute shirts like these.

Grace said...

Dude, I'm not sure how on earth I missed this post but those little appliques turned out adorable! Cute, cute, cute!

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