Where Does the Time Go....

I'm not sure if it's because it's summer or if it's because life is just busy, but I haven't been able to post all the projects I've been wanting to.  Here's what I've been up to in a nutshell.  I'm hoping I'll get to do a full post on each of these at some point....

After many years, I finally decided it was time to upgrade our playroom/office.  Here's what it looked like before.
 Since the kids were born, we've been using a bookcase for toy storage, and it's not very efficient.  And the walls are boring and not very cleanable. 
 It's a work in progress, but so far I've moved everything out, painted, made a new curtain and finally added a coat of paint and new hardware to a desk I coerced my husband into picking up from the side of the road.  We still need to make a trip to IKEA to buy some storage furniture and a few shelves etc.  I have a few fun projects in mind that you'll be seeing soon.
 I also did a little redecorating on my back, something I've been wanting to do for a while now.  It's a big year for me.  Turning 35 and my baby starting kindergarten.  What better way to celebrate than with some symbolism. 

 I got a whole bunch of oilcloth dirt cheap at a local fabric warehouse and have pictures for a tutorial for this great little pouch.  Hopefully you'll be seeing that soon, along with a quick tute on making the zipper pulls and side labels. 
I was asked to test out some fun craft supplies which included some really fun fabric spray paint.  More on that soon.
And lastly, don't know if you saw my bathing suit tutorial on Prudent Baby, but whoah, what an honor!  In celebration, on Monday I'll post how to take the one piece suit to a two piece.  Much more practical for little ones who go potty frequently.  And definitely more modest than the teeny bikinis out there.  Just not my cup of tea for a 5 year old.  

See you back here on Monday.  
Have a great weekend!


  1. I love the tattoo! I can't wait for the tutorial on the pouch. I have lots of fun oil cloth and sisters in mind who would like those as little gifties!

  2. Your tatto is very beautiful and orginal! Maybe I should do it when I am 50 , got 2 years to find courage. I love your projects. It looks like you have been very busy!

  3. Oh Ruby, that tatoo made me teary eyed. Our dear children are growing up, aren't they.
    xo Desha

  4. Oh, I love all the updates! The playroom looks great! I love the color. Can't wait to see it all done!