Monday, November 15, 2010

Ruffle butt

Makayla's new favorite form of entertainment...sitting in the kitchen with mommy, a tupperware container, and a large plastic spoon.
Oh boy is it fun :)
Alright, don't judge me...but I just learned how to make ruffles while sewing.  Yes, I'm a pretty immature "sewer"(is that a word?) but I'm trying.  But now I want to put ruffles on EV-ER-Y-thing! haha...hand towels, shower curtain, bags, sweaters, etc.  Ruffles make everything cuter.  But for now, I'm just putting them on Makayla's onesies.  I love her little diaper butt with them!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My new favorite thing...

Has anyone tried these before??  I bought them a few months ago while browsing at our one and only store, Walmart.  Last weekend I decided to finally use them while trying to organize Makayla's closet.  She's wearing 6-9 month old clothes now and I still hadn't cleaned out all the newborn and 0-6 month clothing.  And it was ALOT. I was gonna give some away, but we're going to have more kids so I decided I better keep it.  Plus I don't think I can part with alot of the really cute outfits, is that weird?  I feel some sort of attachment to them.  Does that mean I'm a hoarder? Oh well...
Anyway, here's the finished product.

I was SO amazed at how much space these things save!! WOW!  I had 3 bags packed to the max with baby clothes, and then sucked out the air with our vacuum cleaner and the bag shriveled down to a flat package.  So instead of having 3 large totes of clothes stacked in a closet, I have 2.5 flat bags that I could neatly put under Makaylas crib.  I was pretty excited.
In fact, I'm gonna get more for our summer clothes and extra bedding.  They are reusable so you can open and close them as often as needed.
Oh the simple joys of organization.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010