And look at this wonderful diaper bag I made for Melissa! In June she welcomed Miss Natalie into their family and now she'll be toting her things around Oklahoma City in this amazingly enormous bag. When I showed her and her mom my bags and another pattern I was considering trying, they decided on this style. I'd never made it before, but I gave it a shot. I have a few kinks to work out in all the pockets I've added to the style, and making it super sturdy, but I really like it so far. And, considering it's bigger than we anticipated, she'll have room for everything PLUS the kitchen sink.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Making it "Home"
We just finished a positive project that's been in the making for quite awhile. Hubby gave me shutters for my birthday this spring, but I needed to paint them before we hung them up. Of course I procrastinated. It's hard to decide what color to have the whole neighborhood see, it tells so much about your personality! Anyway, because I'm predictable, I decided on deep red. I painted this week and we put them up. I love them! I also painted my kitchen and a livingroom wall. When we moved here, 5 years ago, I'd painted them a cool vintage green and it looked amazing. Life was tough for awhile, tho. It's a long story, sometimes life is just kind of hard. As I'm coming out of that, I realized everytime I thought about the color of those walls that same darkness seemed to want to creep back in. I decided that, for me, paint gives new life to many things, and often gives me a new outlook on life. A baptizm of sorts, you know, an outward symbol of an inward change? My kitchen is now a wonderful buttery yellow :-). And, when I drive down the street I will know which house is mine now because it has amazing red shutters. It's time for me to wake up and be a part of the community again!