First thing’s first

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Today is sort of the official start of 2014. Back to school for the kids, back to the office for my husband. I feel like I have to set a lot of things in motion this month in order to lay a solid foundation for the months ahead. But despite the my mile-long to-do list I’ve decided today to take a step back. I’ve wrapped the kids up in their warmest clothes. Send them off with a huge yummy lunch & two snacks each and crawled right back into bed with my stuffy-nosed baby. Instead of driving myself crazy on the first day I chose to make a master plan but delay the execution to another day. I did make a couple of important phone calls, however, being completely lazy is just not my thing. But not being to hard on myself is also not going to be me – not this year!!!

I cancelled the baby’s doctor visit tomorrow. She is stuffed up and I don’t want to stress her out any more with shots etc. I found a new family dentist. I scheduled my husband’s vision exam. I made a couple more phone calls that were long overdue. Not personal ones. No. Just following up with places that charge us fees that we never approved. (Thanks Lifetime Fitness!)

Anyway, I feel that this is the tempo that I need to set for this week. Maybe even for this year.

As far as sewing goes, I feel I have a head start. Over the break I’ve fallen in love with two new sewing projects. One is the hair bow tie that I found on Oliver+S’s blog and made TONS! of ever since.

First set was for Seda:



Next up, my neighbor’s three girls:

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And these I made for my friend MP’s daughter:

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And then I made some more – just because:


The other one is for an infinity scarf. I found a short video on youtube (don’t ask me which one, there are literally thousands).I love scarves. I wear them all the time. I think scarves are the perfect accessory. All year long. Except maybe in the heat of the summer in Texas :-). I’ve already made three for myself (only have pics of two – sorry):

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one for my friend Jen who we spent NYE with:

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And last night in less than one hour I made two more. Both from the same fabric I’ve purchased at Joann’s over the weekend. Love their sales!!!

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One is for Seda’s Kindergarten teacher. She has a birthday coming up this week. The other one is for my friend Christiane in Germany. Her birthday is in February. I think they both are going to love & use them. These scarves are crazy fast  & super simple to make but I love the drama that the put around your neck.

Here’s to a year when ‘first things are first’!



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