Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

With the may long weekend fast approaching, it has been a wee bit hectic, to say the least!  Getting the garden planted with the help of my family on Mothers day, spring cleaning, "job interviews" and getting the trailer from "winter storage" into "caming mode".  No easy task!  While miss Izzy napped today, I went out and re-made the beds with washed linens, put away all my freshly washed dishes, and put the fridge back together after a thourough cleaning of our 5th wheel.  Then off to fill with water.  While I was waiting for the painfully slow water-filling process, I started mentally going through what needed to be done.  And I realized something.  i'm pretty damn awesome when it comes to camping! I know how to hook up our 5th wheel, unhook it, level it, set up the awning,etc.  I also know how to load, tie down, and unload both (sometimes all three) quads.  Compared to some of the princesses I know who won't even go camping to start with, I think i'm doing pretty damn good.
So as the title of this post says:

I am woman...hear me roar!


Have a great weekend all! Fingers crossed that good ol' AB gets some rain to douse the out of control forest fires AND perhaps lift the fire ban duirng the weekend.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sew easy...

Well it would seem spring has finally sprung out here in middle-of-nowhere, Alberta.  Acreage life is proving to be a little more busy than city life.  Along with my regular spring cleaning tasks, there is also the task now of getting my garden prepped and ready for planting.  If you know me, stop laughing, this garden is going to be great! I hope! :)  Blogging seems to have fallen by the wayside lately due to these tasks, but today I have something to share that is just too cute to not show off!

I've been feeling creative lately, but often take on projects that don't turn out how I want them, or as good as I want them, and then I feel discouraged about tthem.  Not these.  I'm THRILLED with them!! And, if you are a beginner sewer, these are super easy.  Tedious with all the pressing because I'm a perfectionist, but worth it!

Reversible Mommy (or Daddy) and Me Aprons!!

Izzy got an apron from my folks to go along with her play kitchen that they gave her as a christmas gift.  The apron was cute, but not well made for a kid.  She tore the straps so bad that they didn't really work anymore, so I decided I'd make her a new (and improved) apron.  I used the crappy apron as my guide for Izzys, and then just adapted it to fit me! Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.  I need to add some kind of detail to the 2nd side.  I have some ideas, but I want something thats going to wash well because I want to be able to actually USE the apron.  I'll update the pictures when I figure it out.

I don't think a lot of people read my blog too often, so I won't go into all the details of how to make unless someone requests it.  This is just the beginning of something bigger I'm hoping to reveal in the next month or so.   Thanks for taking a look!

Side 1 of Aprons

Detailing across the Chest of Side 1

Side 2