Recently, I decided that I wanted to start reading blogs again and went back to my google reader. I found so much of a back log that I was not sure where to start. It took a week but I managed to read each post I wanted to as well as favorite a few to come back to later for crafty ideas or adoption fundraising or just because I flat out loved the post! I found one post that I LOVED on one of my parenting multiples blogs! The author of that post wrote:
It was the beginning of November 2010 and I was sweeping my kitchen floor, trying to figure out what to do with the next year of my life. My twins were 6 months old and my son was 3. Going back to work was not an option, but I needed something else to do, besides just being a mom. I needed a project, a social outlet, something.
And I was I get that, so what did you do about it? She started a challenge called 52 weeks of Me Challenge, where she pledged to do something each week that made her feel more like her and less like a mom for that amount of time! Immediately, I was like how do I join in this challenge this sounds like something I need to do and decided I would start today and post every Friday about what I had done for me that week. I figure this way I am guaranteed some time for me AND some time to post on this blog! I do like writing here and want to come back, including telling more about the kids and some great adoption things I have heard!
This week for me I bought something I had been wanting for a VERY long time, a ruffler foot for my sewing machine. What is that you ask? Well it is a special foot for the sewing machine that makes the gathers in a skirt, shirt etc soooooooooo much easier. I had no idea how much easier until I tried it out. Little Princess has a skirt pattern that she LOVES and I am happy to make it but it takes me a day to make it with all of the gathering involved. I had a Princess Tiana skirt cut out of this pattern and sitting next to my sewing machine for a few months dreading the gathering involved and the two days of sewing and pin pricks to my fingers. This was the PERFECT opportunity to try the ruffler foot, seriously even with a few stops and starts 2.5 hours later I had this skirt:
No pin pricks and no hours of gathering. I still have a few things to figure out with the ruffler foot but it is my new favorite thing to sew for Little Princess with! YEAH!!!! Up next a bustle skirt I am designing and my very first petticoat!!! I am excited I have had the petticoat material for over a year and now I can make it with just a few cuts and some sewing with the gathering foot! I promise to post pictures soon!
I am sooooooo excited about next weeks post! (This post was to go up July 8th and I forgot…sorry guys!)