Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sew Much Fun - Camera Straps

In December (yea, as in last YEAR), I decided that I wanted to make a cover for my camera strap.  

I saw them all over the "blogosphere" and figured they couldn't be too difficult to make.  I even gave my sister one for Christmas.  Actually, I gave her an IOU coupon for one since I didn't have any made in time for Christmas!  

Fast forward 6 months (ridiculous) to this summer, and I finally make the time to sew a few strap covers.  They were fun to sew, and didn't take too terribly long either.  

The ones without the ruffles took less than a half hour each, including the cutting, ironing, and sewing.  The ones with the ruffles took closer to an hour.  I roughly followed tutorials from here and here.

The one above was nice because the ruffles are actually ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  Time saver!  I also bought some wide grosgrain ribbon to try as an accent... whenever I get around to making more.  

I gave away a few of them, but still have a few to switch out on my own camera.  Fun!  Next up on the sewing table:  roman shades for the french doors, a window valance for a friend's classroom, and some sort of window treatments for the office.  Maybe a couple of new pillows, too.  Sew fun :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

'Our House' page

So... this blog was started with the intention of posting pictures about the work we have done and continue to do on our home.  However, I don't think I've even posted about half the rooms in the house!  Since I refuse to pressure myself to blog about each and every room right away, I figured I could at least post pictures of our house to buy myself some time.  

Instead of writing one realllyyyy long post, I made a new PAGE!  That's big stuff for me.  You'll notice at the top of the page (right under the huge teal header), there is a new tab called "Our House".  

It is one long page with before and after pictures of each room in our house.  Fun :)  There are a few links to past posts about some of the rooms, and if/when I post about rooms in the house, I'll add those links, too.

As I kind of mentioned above, I'm not going to let myself feel pressured to update all the time and make this a superblog, even though I would like to update constantly and keep it 'fresh'.  But, it's just not fun if you feel like you have to do it!  I also decided that it's okay for me to write about anything; it doesn't have to be house-related.  In fact, posting about teaching-related things seems to be much more popular! 

So, I might post about house stuff, or teaching stuff, or personal stuff... whatever is going on in our lives at the time.  After all, this is the perfect way to document our memories! 

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Designed by Lena