Project 1: Growth Chart
I bought the board to make this around the time Gavin turned one. That's right, it sat in our hallway for a year before I finally got around to doing this project.
Project 2: Quiet Book
Horrible failure! My mom had purchased a kit for me about a year and a half ago. When I pulled the kit out and started sewing, I realized that the instructions didn't exactly match up with the parts included. I got frustrated pretty quickly and decided it wasn't worth my time. (This was actually the last project I attempted before Josie's arrival, and I wasn't in the mood to deal with it. :) So I threw the kit away! Don't worry; it didn't cost very much and it wasn't terribly cute. I still feel good about my decision.
Project 3: Make Bibs
Who in their right mind makes bibs when you can buy them for so little? The answer is: anyone who has seen how darling these bibs are!
here and knew I had to make some of my own. Super cute and so, so practical--these things cover everything! Can't wait until Josie can actually use them. :)
Project 4: Fix Chipped Paint
We had a few dings in our wall that needed to be patched up and painted over. Some were from when we moved in, some were from Miss Clumsy (me) moving the treadmill, and others were just from bumps here and there that are bound to happen when you live in a house for more than a few weeks.
Project 5: Select Pictures
Not much to explain here; we had some frames that needed pictures, so I picked them, got them printed, and put them in the frames. (Rob hung all the frames--thanks, honey!)
Don't judge me because the frames aren't all level; I didn't have time to straighten them because I wanted to get this picture taken before Gavin saw the camera and wanted to play with it.
|Our upstairs hallway|
|In our living room above the computer|
I took a picture of Gavin almost every day of his life for the first year, and I made a book with a picture from each of those days.
Project 7: Baby Beanie
I got the tutorial for this one here. Fun side note: I used the fabric from a maternity shirt I didn't like very much. Too cutesie! (The hat is cute, too!)
Project 7a: Bonus Beanie
This wasn't on my list, but I decided to make it, anyway. (I bought the hat at Dollar Tree and did the printing/sewing on the button.) Too bad it's so small that Josie has already outgrown it. I put it on her once and didn't even take a picture. Oh, well.
Do you know what to do with expired medications? Most police stations have a drop box where you can properly dispose of them for free. I cleared out all our expired stuff and dropped it off. Not a difficult project, but one I had been putting off for a long time. I also bought this handy cabinet to hold our smaller bottles and boxes so things are more organized.
|So this is what a pharmacist's medicine cabinet looks like!|
I love the idea of baby leg warmers, but not the price. No worries; I found a tutorial to make my own here. The hardest part is finding socks that are cute enough. I found this pair at Walmart for about two bucks!
Project 10: Totes for Closet
Fail! This last one was from this tutorial. I have some storage boxes already, but thought it might be nice to have some that are slightly bigger. Once I looked into the cost of buying the supplies and the time it would take to make them, I decided that the ones I already have are actually perfect! :)
Overall I'm pleased as punch--I completed the projects that I really wanted to get done, and I crossed the others off my list so I don't have to stress out about them anymore. What a good feeling to have a fresh start on my project list!