Brrrrrrrr…it is definitely cold out there! The bone chilling –30 arctic wind chills for the 4th day in a row calls out for a complete hibernation. And with the whole city of Chicago in mourning after the Bear’s loss - it got even more unbearable. That’s the part that sucks the most when your own city is in the loser side because you get to witness a citywide self-pity. I am not even a Bears fan, but it is so easy to get sucked in to the whole “party mood” and even expect and look forward to the people doing their victory dances around you. My poor boys’ hopes in getting their class parties donned with Bears Superbowl victories will now be non-existent.
Actually, all that doesn't really matter right now. My 6 year old couldn’t care less if the Bears lose or not, or whether the rest of the city freezes – that’s because he came down with a flu. Poor Baby! His 104 temps kept him tucked in bed while my husband and I worried about him and as well as making sure that the rest of us does not catch it. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that my 3 year old will manage not to catch it.
Since last week I've been praying to hopefully finally go into labor. But now I’m thankful that she’s still inside being kept comfortable and healthy. I am quite afraid of bringing her out in the world when it is this frigidly cold and with all the viruses wafting in the air inside our home right now. But I suppose there isn’t much we can do if in case she decides to finally bust out. So either way, we would have to be prepared.
Well baby preparation started since we found out that we are expecting our third child. We are as ready as we can be at this point in time. Pregnancy also always gave me an inspiration to create something new for the baby with my own hands. With my first child, I got really crafty and made my own fabric photo albums, and even extended and honed my creative talents in using my computer for designing invitations, notecards, etc. It eventually lead to many other things like making my sister-in-law’s wedding stuff like I did here as well as many of my friends and family event needs.
With my second child, I got more intense with learning more computer stuff and even learned some basic html and learned many other applications on my own. It's really not a lot, but enough to get me through basic stuff. At the same time, I got inspired to make many other things with fabric for the baby that lead me to do stuff like I did here.
Now with this pregnancy, I decided to go further and tried to make real baby clothings. As soon as we found out that the little bean is a girl, I was given a wider variety of designs in my head. I even made my own baby clothing patterns and happily slaved away with the sewing machine my sister-in-law bought me years ago. I made pajama sets, dresses, and even beddings. I got busy and I had so much fun. Check out the 2 kimono style items I made for her. I can't say that the quality is there and how much wear will it take, but overall I liked how it turned out visually.
This one is made out of fleece and so I know she will definitely be warm in it. I was afraid that the ribbon I had sewn by hand was not going to stay after being laundered, but it actually survived it.
This next one is sewn with a flannel material (love the print on this one!). I added the blue ribbon to enhance -- err I mean actually cover up the amateur sewing stitches and it worked like a charm...hehe!If she succesfully wear it even just for the sake of home photo shoots without tearing it up, then that was worth all the hard work for me. Now I can atleast cross it out on my "want to try to learn how to do" list.
Btw - 3 more bloggers that has posted my SALE link has not come forward for their free vibe. I tried emailing you, but I haven't received your addresses.
Also - the rest were mailed out today, you should all get them by the end of the week.
50% off sale still continues @ IntimatePursuits.com and visit the new http://sugarsale.blogspot.com to see how you can get your 50% discount.
I will be posting more freebies for the next few weeks...so stay tuned :-)