Thursday, December 8, 2011

Star Wars Pegs...crafting for boys

I've been steampunking nerf guns and making these...

and that's about it since we've moved!

When my mother-in-law came to visit, she said, "These are the kinds of crafts you do when you have boys."  And she was right.  I have guns to show you tomorrow.

Here they are on my Star Wars pillowcase (*which I sewed).  Aren't Han and Chewy handsome? (Chewy is hiding behind Boba Fett)  Obi-Wan is my favorite.  In fact, I've been informed our next dog/baby is to be named Obi.  Or Jango.  Once the kids outnumber the adults, they start thinking they get a say in things like this.  Before I know it, we'll be eating mac 'n cheese and ice cream for dinner every night.

The entire lineup.  Minus Leia's hair buns.  I may or may not get around to them.  Boys don't really notice that kind of thing.
Darth and Luke in his celebration clothes--requested from my boys, specifically.  On a Star Wars blanket, (*which I sewed).  Requested by my husband.

I used filth wizardry as my inspiration--Lindsey is amazing!  My kids love them.  Actually, they played with them several times before I sealed them (making me touch them up again, and again).  Lovely children.

It's so gratifying to make something you or kids enjoy.  I think I forgot.  I should remember soon though, it's time to start making Christmas pajamas.  And praying for snow.  How do people have Christmas without snow?  Missouri, get with the program.  It's December.  Merry Christmas to you all!

**  I hope you noticed that I did sew something in my post.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I've St. Louis

Hi everyone!  I've missed you all.  We've had a wee bit of upheaval since I last posted.  It's been 80 days.  Eighty days, I just realized, of me in my swim suit front and center of this blog.  It must be remedied.  I no longer feel quite that self confident.

Approximately 53 days ago, my husband threw our entire family in the car and headed to Missouri. (It just seemed like the time, you know how that is. [Please note my excessive eye-rolling])  Another "impromptu vacation".  We saw a few sites, checked out a school in St. Louis, and decided to move there (so my husband can attend school) 48 days ago.

We put our house up for sale and I stopped sewing (in that order) and packed things up.  I'll have you know, I had less than 7 full boxes of fabric.  Because 7 boxes of fabric clearly implies you have a problem with hoarding.

the first 55 gallon container to be carried upstairs...

Twenty-six days ago, we put our house up for rent, because we don't have the time to wait for it to sale, packed up the biggest rental truck we could get our hands on and started driving three days later.  With walkie talkies--because, you see, I took 3 children 5 and under by myself in our only car.  Following my husband who got to drive "the big yellow banana" all by himself across the longest, boringest part of the country as I had a DVD player that didn't work for the first 24 hours.

We moved in to a house approximately twenty days ago, and have been unpacking and dinging up the walls ever since.

Things to know about Missouri:

People are friendly.  I'm not quite used to the "midwest hospitality" yet.

Crickets are EVERYWHERE, including my house/basement/front door area/backdoor area. (Also, I may have a touch of orthopterophobia, the abnormal fear of crickets, which was undiscovered until this time)

Deer stop in the middle of the city park so my children can pretend to be stormtroopers and shoot them.

My son broke a tree off at the base of the trunk in front of Grant's historical site.  Apologies to all those who come after.

Disclaimer*** This tree was completely dead***
 I'm not quite sure when I'll be sewing again.  I'm getting a serious urge, though.  I'm thinking a 3/4 length jacket with the green on lime green carpet fabric in the first picture. Maybe M5525? Which view though?   And I definitely think my husband needs a Watson jacket.