Thursday, August 12, 2010

12 August 2010 - a bit of a face lift

Yesterday while Dennis & Gail were visiting/playing with Will, I locked myself in my sewing room & made new pillow covers for my family room. I've never sewn pillows before, let alone with zippers. My mom tried to teach me when I was pregnant with Will, but I was too busy stretching out across the stairs feeling sick, so she just made them for me. So when I tried putting in my first zipper, I was stumped - I read the directions, looked up "how-to" articles & videos, & still didn't understand. After an hour of trying to decode the whole zipper thing, I finally found a tutorial that made sense. After a full day of sewing, I finished my pillows, & I really LOVE the way they turned out!

I made 2 each of 3 different pillows - all reversible, so I have the option of displaying 6 "different" pillows.

I also got rid of Will's toy chest & replaced it with bookshelves/storage from Ikea. I bought a bookshelf for each side of our entertainment center, & they fit perfectly! It makes the room so much more organized, & I don't feel like I'm going to pull my hair out every time I look at Will's stockpile of toys - this is a good thing for both of us. 
Will was having a hard time getting his pull-dog out of the basket.

A great place to store all my overflow books & magazines. It's still not perfect, but it's a huge improvement!

I also broke down & FINALLY bought a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster (& it's already calmed me down many times). I've been eyeing these for such a long time, but could never decide on a color - I'm really happy I went with the Navy.  I also tacked a Hallmark card onto the frame because it always makes me smile - two old women sitting on a bench seriously discussing whether it's "butt naked" or "buck naked" - got to love it.

And here's a very short & very poor quality video of William dancing. He gallops all over the house like that!
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

11 August 2010 - visiting the station

On Monday, Will & I dropped by Scott's station to say hello. Will loved exploring everything & acting like he owned the place. He was a little unsure when Scott started up the medic for a call - it's pretty loud.