After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

KCWC Day 7

Today I did not sew.  Not one stitch.

However, I DID still participate in KCWC by revamping my fabric stash....quite a bit!
My girls and I planned a last minute fabric shopping trip just because we needed a bit of Mom time.  And we were able to do this, last minute, just because we have 3 amazing husbands by our side who love their kids.  I mean, one husband know what I mean.  Our men rock! 

I just realized that about once a year, I go to one of those big chain fabric stores and spend a panic attackish amount of money on fabric to stock up my supply.  However, since I only do it once a year, and since its really not THAT much compared to other indulgences, and since my kids get clothed because of it, and, most importantly, sewing is therapeutic for me, I guess its actually quite a steal. 

Today my girls and I ventured an hour south along the coast, and here's what I came home with.

The black fabric will be a dress for Felicity, with the gray hounds tooth as accents.  The animal print is one of my favorite prints.  If you follow my blog, you may remember I made Kian pants out of the same print in brown.  But I'm a sucker for this print and when it was on sale.....well.....I couldn't resist.  Especially since Kian has outgrown the brown pair.  My friend and I also snatched up a few patterns to 99 cents each.

This set looks oddly Halloweenish.  I did not mean it to.  I'm not even that big of a fan of Halloween.  I think I was just drawn to the Fall colors today.  Anyways, the orange skateboard print was requested by Logan.  Its flannel and will make a nice pair of PJ pants for him, which I hope to be able to save for Christmas.  The purple baby deer print is more flannel for another Lissy nightgown, again, as a Christmas gift with, hopefully, a matching one for Baby Carrie.  The mushrooms will be a Lazy Days skirt for Lis.  Lissy requested a butterfly dress.  I'm pretty done with butterflies around here but I want to make her things SHE loves, so I think that butterfly print suits us both.  And the added polka dots will give it that extra bit of funk to make it perfect for Felicity.

The two blue prints are for ME!  Yes, I'm going to try my hand at REAL sewing.....when fit REALLY matters.  :)  The next print is for my kitchen and I way over bought so Felicity and I may end up with skirts to match our kitchen.  And the yellow print is for yet another Lissy dress, but I think I'll save it for Spring.

That, my friends, is my personal therapy, all stacked in a beautiful pile.


  1. I totally bought that mushroom print a couple months ago and thought of you when I bought it:) It's totally going to be cute as a lazy day skirt-I've been thinking of making a skirt from that material too but since I've already made 8 I might wait a bit! They are way too addicting!!!

  2. loving your kitchen fabric.

  3. love it! we have the same mushroom print and i have made clothes for both kids and some bags as well.

  4. Oh my! Swoon. I love a good fabric shopping trip! Great looking loot