Friday, December 30, 2011

Oh What a year it has been.

 2011 started a bit rough for us.  The hubs had a tendon break in his foot which he had surgery for that took 6 weeks to recover from.  Just a couple weeks after being released from that while traveling overseas he had a sever ankle break (see picture) which required surgery.  So we spent the winter and early spring inside working on simple projects.  I can't believe how much it slowed us down - but that isn't such a bad thing. :)

 I was able to get a bunch of sewing/crafting done.  It was fun to deliver some of these "bakery boxes" to some of the new moms in our life.  They were filled with burp cloths, onsies and receiving blankets.
 The hubs got a lot done in his little shop too, since he could sit on a stool and work.
 I actually organized my "Atelier" which made getting some work done a lot easier. 

I actually still have some of this cut fabric ready to sew into burp cloths and taggies.  Not hoping for another injury but I am looking forward to slowing down a bit this winter and get some more sewing done. 

And now that it is winter again and the kitchen project is done (aside from still not being able to decide on a paint color!!) - yep it is time for another home improvement project. 

This area is at the bottom of our steps in the basement.  There was an old fridge that sat next to the cabinet.  We originally designed this space to allow for either of our moms to stay with us and have their own little mini kitchen.  Now we are transforming it into a mini bar.......

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A few of my favorite things

 I had so much fun making this tree skirt from a post I found on pinterest!  It inspired me to have a theme of brown paper packages this year - I love the way it turned out. 
 Just can't beat a blooming Christmas Amarylis.
A fun outing with some of the family - TSO rocked

the newest little faces in our family - so precious