Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Sewing Project Completed~My Yellow Blouse

I bought some top patterns a couple years ago, and finally bought some fabric a couple months ago. I worked on the sewing off and on for several weeks, and finally finished a blouse yesterday. :-)
I haven't sewn anything for myself in ages, as I am usually disappointed with the fit. However, I am pretty happy with this pattern. Besides being a little broad in the shoulders, it fits well, in a loose sort of way. Ha

Ben took this picture this morning. Nathanael wanted to be in it because he was all dressed up for church. ;-) I took this closeup myself. Haha

The pattern I used this time was New Look 6781. It was a combination of views A and E.

I may try the other pattern this fall. :-)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Room by Room Tour- the boys' bathroom

Today I will start on a tour of our house that we moved into on the last day of March this year. It isn't completely done being decorating, but well on it's way. Of course, it will probably always be changed a little from time to time anyway. If it was all the way finished, where would the fun be in that? HahaI think Nathanael and Teddy's bathroom is one of the only rooms that my Australian friend, Melissa, hasn't seen many photos of. At least not with it's current decor. So, this post is in Melissa's honor, as she has been requesting more photos. ;-)

I tried not to make this bathroom too feminine, but I couldn't resist adding a couple blue flowers pictures to tie in with the blue and white decor. The boys in my family like flowers, so it's all right. After all, God is a male and he created flowers, so why shouldn't men enjoy them, too? ;-)

We still haven't changed the white towel rail for the ORB one that is still in the cabinet under the sink....
This bathroom is very small, so getting decent pictures was nigh on impossible for me. Ha

So, hope you enjoyed this little tour.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Newest Additions To Our Landscaping

Nathanael and I planted trumpet vines on our new arch today. They were already so long that I was able to weave them onto the arch for instant results. :-) They are supposed to have yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds in the Summer.

I think this will be a beautiful spot to relax with a good book. ;-)

We got some annuals on sale yesterday, too, that we planted in front of the mini roses this afternoon. It's a little late in the year, but the price is better now. Ha

We made this flower bed and planted the roses a few weeks ago. They are doing really well so far!

This isn't exactly landscaping, but I got a new Summer wreath to replace the 4th of July bow I had on the door.

Also, a mixed flower pot for the plant stand. Our old plant was looking very sad.

I love plants, trees and flowers! Ben does, too, so we are hoping to fill the yard up in the next few years. ;-) We already have a head start with the beautiful native trees, shrubs and vines that line our backyard.