Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Rushing to get my post done as I was at a school council meeting last night and leaving early this morning as Monkey has a field trip. This week I didn't get too many pictures because I had a couple bad days at work and I was a single parent this weekend as Rock was at a retreat.  I have a new found respect for single parents. It's hard to do it on your own and I did have some help from my mom.
 
Now that I've been holding myself accountable here on a weekly basis and posting my pictures on facebook and twitter daily I seem to get more done. The ruffle scarf is finally finished a debuting here this week. it took me forever but it's finally done.
 
As with previous weeks I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy , Mama Go Round and the Transatlantic Blonde.
 

 Wednesday - work
headband - made by me
top - Penningtons
belt - unknown
jeans - MXM
socks - Walmart
 
Thursday and Friday I have no pictures to share.Thursday I had a bad day at work and Friday was just crazy, I left work early and took the girls for the yearly check ups. I can't believe Monkey 7 years old is 48 lbs and 47.5 inches tall and in the 30-40 percentile. Muffin age 4 is 44 lbs and 43 inches and in the 80-90 percentile. They are almost the same but 3 years apart in age.  After that we went out to dinner at a diner and dropped Rock off at the Go train and started my weekend alone with the kids.


 


 Saturday we attended a baby shower for a friend due in the next few weeks.  I chalked mine and the girls hair. You can see it better on Monkey's hair.  
headband - made by me
necklace - made by me
watch - purchased from a friend
ring - The Fresh Knit
top - Lane Bryant
skirt - Penningtons
tights - Target
shoes - Target
 

 
 Sunday - took the kids to the zoo alone and picked up Rock from his retreat and visited with rock's family.
 headband - made by me (and made to match this top)
top - gift from my cousin
flower pin - made by me
jeans - MXM



 Monday - work
headband - made by me
top - lane Bryant
pants - MXM

Tuesday - work and school council

dress - Target
scarf - made by me (this thing took way longer then I expected to make because of all the ruffles)
pants - Addition Elle


Hope that everyone had an amazing week.

Ania

Monday, February 27, 2012

Creative Journey - A Daily Dose of Creativity Week 8

Now that I've been holding myself accountable here on a weekly basis and posting my pictures on facebook and twitter daily I seem to get more done.



I can't believe it's been 2 months since I  started this journey of creating on a daily basis.


This week I've spent most of the week working on my ruffle scarf. It is a project that is taking way longer than anticipated. It is looking cool but I did not expect to put so much time into it or yarn about to start the 4 ball of yarn.


Tuesday working on the ruffles.




Wednesday I finished the grey ruffle and started adding the yellow. Loving the yellow with the grey, worked on it well into the night.


Thursday the yellow ruffle is almost halfway done. It's looking awesome but getting very heavy.



Started on an art project , completed the background but forgot to take a picture of it.







Friday night the girls and I made t-shirts. Rock was away for the weekend so we did some crafts.  Muffin and I made the yellow one for her and Monkey worked on the white one with minimal
assistance.





After the girls went to bed I made a diaper cake for my friend's shower. Tutu was still up with me as he had a late and long nap. 


And when Tutu finally went to bed I worked some more on the scarf.  I tried real hard to finish it but it wasn't happening.

Sunday was a busy day, I got to work on the scarf just a bit more but I didn't get a picture of it. We were visiting with Rock's grandparents and Aunt and Uncle.  I showed his Grandmother how to knit; she crochets and is awesome at it but never knitted. I showed her the basic stuff that I knew. I also made a yummy ham for dinner and tweaked with my recipe.  I find I rarely make things the same way twice, the basics are the same but the proportions are always a bit different depending on my mood.


I hope that everyone had a creative week and produced a lot of stuff. Hope the upcoming week is as creative.

Ania

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Because Monday was Family Day and we were home from work, Wednesday seems to have sneaked up on me.  It was a busy week as usual.
 
Now that I've been holding myself accountable here on a weekly basis and posting my pictures on facebook and twitter daily I seem to get more done. The last week I worked on a ruffle scarf for myself but had to put it aside to make some gifts. The ruffle scarf is taking forever and I think it might be too heavy to wear but maybe I can use it to decorate with.
 
As with previous weeks I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy , Mama Go Round and the Transatlantic Blonde.



Wednesday - work and we had another funeral to attend.  This year is not starting off on a good foot when it comes to this.  I wanted to wear my skirt but when I pulled it out of the closet it was dirty so I tried wearing my capris with tights. Not sure if I like this look and if I should have tried it this day but maybe I will try again this week.

headband - made by me
broach worn on headband - gift from my mom
earrings - made by me
top - Dress Barn
ring - stolen from my mom
watch - purchase from a friend
capris- Penningtons
tights - Target
shoes- Payless




Thursday - work
headband - made by me
cowl - made by me
flower pin on cowl - made by me the day before
watch - purchased from a friend
t-shirt - Walmart
belt - very old belt Penningtons or Addition Elle
pants - MXM

Friday I forgot to take a picture as I came home from work, grabbed the girls and ran to Fabricland to pick up material to make Monkey's dress for her first communion.   They were having a members sale so I got the material 40% off. This is the inspiration for the dress.


Saturday we went to a birthday party with the kids.
headband - made by me
cowl necklace - made by me
t-shirt - Walmart
watch - purchased from a friend
jeans - MXM
socks - Walmart

Rock and I at the party. we have so few pictures of us together.


Rock looking amazing just over a year into his weight loss journey and over 163lbs lost. Keep up the good work honey.



And since I'm sharing here are pictures of my cuties.

Sunday between brunch for my dad and spending a few hours in Urgent Care with Muffin I didn't get a picture taken.


Monday Family Day we went skating as a family. This time Rock didn't get any pictures of me skating but I took one when we got home.

hat - unknown
pin on at - made by me
t-shirt - lane Bryant
jeans - MXM
socks - Walmart



Muffin didn't spend much time skating but Monkey did, she was doing so good by the end of our 2 1/2 hours at the rink.




Tuesday - Work 
headband - made by me
t-shirt - Penningtons
sweater - Target
flower pin - made by me
shirt - Penningtons (it's like 15 years old)
leggings - Penningtons

I hope everyone had a wonderful week,

Ania

Monday, February 20, 2012

Creative Journey - A Daily Dose of Creativity Week 7

Now that I've been holding myself accountable here on a weekly basis and posting my pictures on facebook and twitter daily I seem to get more done.

 This week I've been working on some gifts, the ruffle scarf and some decorations for Tutu's birthday next month.


Monday working on hats


and more hats


And I made a Mary Jane booties, without a pattern. Well I started with a pattern but it wasn't turning out so I decided to wing it and do it on my own. I was so proud of this accomplishment.


Tuesday - it wasn't just a fluke I was able to make another bootie with  that matched the first one. I just tweaked it to make it have a better fit.


I added a contrasting pink band and strap and a vintage faux pearl button.




 Wednesday I finished both booties, they were looking cute.

Thursday I started to make some flower embellishments.

And i worked on some more in the car.


Friday I added pin backs to the flowers, so they can multi-task on many items.

And I pinned them into placed.

And I cut out some stuff for vision boards and art journalling.

And I cut out pendants to make a banner for Tutu's birthday party next month.

 The finished product for a birthday party tomorrow.

Saturday I worked some on on the ruffle scarf.

And I cut out fleece so that Monkey could make no sew blankets.  She was so excited to work on them and didn't want to go to bed.  she also woke up at 6am Sunday morning to work on them.

Sunday I pinned the pennants to some bias tape.

And worked some more on the ruffle scarf. This thing is taking forever.

I also worked on making my studio into a usable place again instead of a dumping ground and storage room. I have a lot more work to do in there. I have to get over my fear of purging.

I hope that everyone had a creative week and produced a lot of stuff. Hope the upcoming week is as creative.

Ania