I am a wife to the most amazing husband of 11 years. Mom to three very busy boys and 1 little girl. Samuel 8, Josiah 6, Caleb 4 and baby Elisabeth 2. I believe the more natural the better in all things. I babywear, breastfeed, make my own cloth diapers, EC (elimination communication) and enjoy homeschooling Samuel and Josiah. I love to sew anything I can get my hands on. This blog will be what little I know about the things I'm most passionate about. So from unassisted pregnancy and birth to projects around the house. This is my life.
That's pretty much how I feel about everything right now. The house work, schoolwork, the amount of real meals we have each week, myself (as in brushing hair and teeth taking showers, eating and drinking water). As much as I would love to share all the things we've done and things I've made, blog posts are the last thing I'm getting to at the moment.
One thing I'm not behind on and the thing that's the most important are all the baby and boy snuggles I'm giving and receiving. So maybe I'm not so far behind - maybe I'm even ahead in the things that matter most.
My house is not spotless or anywhere close to it, but my baby is asleep in my arms, nursing AGAIN :o)
And that makes me happy!
So on to some Easter pictures (thanks to our wonderful photographer Sarah) that I think are even later then the ones I posted last year :o)
Easter was fun! I had a crazy week before, making everyone's outfits but my own :o(. I ran out of time. But 3 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, 1 vest, a bow tie, a real tie and a crocheted sweater in 1 week's time isn't too bad :o)
Once again, part way through our picture taking Josiah was needing to work on his attitude.
And thankfully once again Samuel and Caleb were cooperating.
Samuel is so grown up!
And sometimes very serious.
My friend Jess saw this picture and said it looks like we left him on the side of the road :o)
I won't say that the thought has never crossed our mind.
This boy can get an attitude in about half a second.
And if he decides to he can change it back just as fast.
So we keep him cause he's pretty cute :o)
I can only imagine what he will look like when he's 16.
Caleb's my silly little guy.
I can't help but laugh at him all day long.
He was easily distracted by a cat in the yard :o)
What a little man he is!
And there's the cat again :o)
Aren't we cute!
It was bright and Elisabeth was sleepy, but this is the only picture I we got while she was wearing the sweater I made her.
This is the most recent shirt I made for Tim for his Birthday in Jan.
I've been working on this pattern to get the perfect fit and style for him by using things he already has as a guide (for things like perfect sleeve length, button placement and collar size). Tim's not really picky until I start giving him options :o). That's ok though.. I don't mind accommodating :o). That's the nice part about making your own patterns and clothes. It might take a few tries, but you can get exactly what you want!
I love using stripes to make different patterns.
This tee was a Christmas present, made the same as THIS that I made last year.
I got a double-needle for the hem, but this would have only been my second time to use it and I forgot to set my machine to the double-needle setting, so it snapped on the presser foot when
I tried to put the needle down :o(
Oh well. So I did what I always do and went really slow around twice, one row right next to the other.
This was last year's Fathers day present. My first attempt at drafting a pattern for Tim.
In the end it turned out well, just took a good bit of seam ripping and re-fitting!
A slight military look to it.
Not a typical fabric pattern for Tim, but he does like to branch out now and then.
Either that or he's just being nice and wearing what I make him :o)
This shirt I made from a store-bought pattern, and after I had to change pretty much everything about it I started working on my own pattern.
So for sure Tim hasn't received as many homemade things as the boys get, but I have a few more things in the works for him.