Monday, December 24, 2012

Baby it's cold outside..



It snowed last week, it was lovely for a about 3 hours, and then the rain washed it all away by the next morning, but just enough time for xen to make a snowman and roll around making snow angels as well.


Inside i didn't really do much this year, taking it easy with the baby and enjoying the time instead..
However i did want to do the stairwell and you can see my new mirror we got also! 


Aeon is 4 months on christmas day..it is so fast!



My hopes for the new year is to just enjoy my baby and towards the end of the year i might take the leap and start working again when my mother can help out more when she retires! 

Happy Holidays Everyone!



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Modes4u Black Friday Sale!

Modes4u Shop is having a Black Friday Sale and i got the exclusive scoop to tell everyone here first!

On November 23rd there is a 15% discount on everything for the whole day starting at 00.01 AM EST (New York) until 23.59 PM PST (Los Angeles). Usually they just grant discounts on discontinued products. So this is a unique chance to do some Christmas shopping deluxe and also get our newest products to bargain prices.

To get the 15% discount on the order, every customer has to type in the coupon code “BlackFriday2012″ during checkout.
(The discount is not valid for shipping costs and items on sale.)

Take this opportunity and buy your favourite items, Christmas presents for all friends & family or just the new product that you always wanted to have.

Enjoy shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quilted Christmas Stocking


When i got the chance to review the fabric from Modes4U i jumped at the chance!
They have a great selection of kawaii fabrics and their Christmas collection is ultra cute.
You may recall i did a giveaway with them last year so this year i get some fabric to review from them!

There is so many to choose from..it was hard to choose..


Eventually i picked 3 fat quarters of different types of cotton fabric, the fabric shipped out very fast and the quality is very good.



I decided to try out the merry stocking pattern i saw on Etsy from Pinked Fabrics.
The pattern is very ambitious for i am not a experienced quilter but with a 3 year old and a newborn i found it was easy to do a little bit everyday and viola!




I am super happy with the results and the chance to do this review has given me the momentum to keep on sewing through the tough times with a newborn in the house! I really enjoyed making this stocking and plan to make more in the future!

Plus i can't help but show you some other cute things from Modes4U that i found in the Christmas section!



 



Friday, October 19, 2012

Baby shower means tea time!



 I decided to have a little tea time get together when my friends wanted to see the baby, way smaller than the first shower since i really had everything i needed for Aeon, it was just nice to see everyone for a little tea sandwiches and my friend got me some cupcakes which are unfortunatly not in the photos! 


Sisters! 



We keep harvesting cherry tomatoes that i am running out of room in the fridge!


This is my fav dress for xen, from Zara kids.


I have been working on a sewing project but very slowly..perhaps have more to share next week..

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Fashion Dreams

I don't know about all of you , but there is only one thing i like about the end of summer and the beginning of Autumn and that is: Fall Fashion. The cinnamon hues and cozy scarfs, the boots and hats..i could go on!

And i will.

I have been thinking lately that the mall is not the place i can go any more to fullfil my fashion needs. In fact i am quite sick of it. First of all i don't wear Polyester. Ever. And the mall is nothing but polyester! Yes sometimes i manage to get something that.
1. Is NOT polyester
2. Fits me.
3. Is my style.

However this almost never happens and also i am sick of buying clothes made overseas ..and it is hard to shop local shops that make clothes as they are way to large for me.

So i am planning to use my local seamstress and have my clothes made for me..i could start to do it myself but after just having a baby, i have no time for anything these days! It is a girl i know that lives not far from me and has helped me sew up some gnomes for large orders in the past. 

If anyone has any dress patterns they like please let me know! I am on the hunt!

Here is a couple of inspirational ones i got so far!








Lastly check out this cute drawing i had commisioned of the family, ponyfied!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

our new lIttle bundle


Well this is why i haven't blogged for awhile..we had our baby girl on Aug 24th just past midnight and it was a very fast and good delivery this time around! Her name is Aeon Sky Thiessen and she weighed in at 7 pounds! I was so nervous about trying a natural birth after having a c section with Xen but it all worked out and i am so glad i tried it instead of a scheduled c section! 



I have yet to get a picture of her with her eyes open, but she is sleeping and eating all the time now so hope to get some more in the coming weeks! We are all just trying to get life back into swing and resting up..Xen is going to preschool too now and so i will have to manage getting her fed and out the door with the baby in tow! Lately she has been so slow eating..any tips on getting a 3 year old to eat faster? She plays while eating and takes at least an hour or more!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cute Baby Crib Cheater Quilt


I was just finishing my other animal quilt when i came across this pattern off of the Lilymaru etsy shop.
It was pretty well perfect match to the one i was working on so i thought i would make a quick quilt for the crib with it.





I machine stitched around all the hexagons and then did a really quick binding around it which is not the best i have done... but i was just not feeling up to handsewing it all in this heat..the baby is still not here and the due date is days away!! 




We did however make it out to the lake last long weekend and i got to float around.
Everyone but me and xen got bit really badly! I am so lucky i got away with only one mosquito bite.





I am excited as well for the upcoming baby and hope my next post is that it is here..
I was not going to make anything else but probably will be sewing up a stroller pad tonight. 
Then i will rest since grandma is taking Xen for a sleepover tommorow..woohoo!



Hope you get to enjoy the sun too before it is gone for another year!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You can't beat my Beets!


By far my prize of the garden this year! 
I have never tried to cook the leaves of the beets from the store because they seem so bitter but i 
tried these ones and they were delicious! It was not bitter at all but sweet!


Speaking of Sweets, i tried a new no bake pie with nutella center and it is rich and yummy. 
The Recipe i got is from here on Pinterest, however it had a few changes , as i wanted a more creamy nutella filling i took out the powdered sugar and substituted more cream.


Another pic with Xen enjoying the carrots from the garden. 

As for the baby countdown we are down to 3 weeks and i am more than ready. 
I am working on a baby mat for the crib and one for the stroller as well. However my energy 
is only so much at night and probably going to take forever to finish. Gotta relax while i can anyway!





1. Gentleman Panda, 2. football-2, 3. Be Happy, 4. Play that Funky Music, White Dog!, 5. Kitty Cove, 6. Now all four of my designs are for sale at Urbanoutfitters.com (sorry for another post about them they just added the tissue/toilet cozies today), 7. Cutesypoo_Chewburga, 8. patchwork cushion, 9. "Rushmore" print (Lithograph), 10. silence, 11. Two Happy quilt pattern - freebie from meebie, 12. Giraffe and balloons, 13. Bk_graphite_color14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

Friday, July 20, 2012

Nesting in style



Isn't this the cutest desk? Craiglist..gotta love it!
Since moving in i have had to share my sewing table with the computer, but ultimately i needed the seperation and so i was not really searching for a desk, but when i saw this on craigslist i just had to have it!



The Desk is old but has been repainted, the scallop part is a drawer as well!


A pic of the sewing nook in a rare clean state.

I am done with my Strawberry Wreath, just need to hang it somewhere..
Onto the next project which is some pillow covers and also need to make a stroller cover because the seat cover is so thin you can feel the bars under it.


This is the new nursery curtains, My mom saved them from my Popo's house and they were the exact same size for the window so i just got a rod from Ikea and strung them up! Circa 1960?


Lastly I got Xen a new bigger bookcase! 
Craiglist again! 
Although the maker is Farmhouse which is the same local designer who i got my 
Corner Hutch Earlier this summer from.
So lovely :D


As for Baby it is July 20th today and the Due date is August 20th! 
Getting really excited to meet her soon!