Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Busy Making Things

 We've been feeling better around the Plastow house! I think Dustin is done teething for now, we're just working on him taking naps again. He's always been so good at going to sleep, but since this round of teething he cries for about 15 minutes before falling to sleep. I know this is normal for most kids, but not for Dustin. So we're working on that.

I've been working on more decorations around the house (ever since Dave told me he likes more homey stuff). So I created these blocks out of a 2 x 4 that was bound for the trash! Dave tore down a wall in the shed, and it was one of the boards. I just had to remove all the screws, buy 4 pieces of paper, do some cutting, and BAM! Valentines decoration! It makes me sing every time I see it.

Logan wanted to make one too, so he painted and stuck on some stickers. His is proudly displayed on top of our coat rack.

I also finished this baby quilt! I made it to be auctioned off at the Chocolate Extravaganza (a charity event for a local hospital). I love how it turned out, and Dave liked the pattern so much he asked if we could just keep it. Too bad we don't have a baby girl to use it, or I might have considered it.

I threw this together to work on at a craft night some ladies in my ward were throwing Just out of scraps I had in my scrap bin. It turned out really cute! I decided after making this to start decorating for Valentines day. 

This was what inspired me in the first place. I saw it at the quilting store and thought it was cute! But I like my table runner better.

Other than that, we've been hanging in there. Still trying to get over the survival  mode mentality I've had since the sickness and Dustin's teething. But we're getting there. I'm working on creating baskets (sewn) to go on my sewing table top shelf. It's fun to work on something for me sometimes!