Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Seriously Slacking

So here I am again, apologizing, for seriously slacking on my blog.

I haven't really been able to get out of my slump that I have been in, and was just dragged down more last night when I realized, we barely have enough money in our checking account to cover our first of the month mortgage payment (though pay day is Sat) I need to pay the bill in the next couple days. So we are having to dip into our cash stash to keep our bank account afloat.

We have been talking about cutting back, but have been so busy we haven't put a lot of effort in, that maybe we needed this wake up call.

I also went to the dentist last week, and we discussed taking out my wisdom teeth in June, but with the way the money thing is going right now, I don't feel comfortable taking $1500 out of savings to pay for it, so I believe it will be put on hold until next spring. Hubby needs his removed too, but says mine are of priority, since my family has invested a lot in my teeth, having had braces and all.

Other than that, I haven't really accomplished many other projects, I have started many but not completed anything. I have a ton of things to accomplish before my baby boy's first birthday party in May! His invitations are being mailed out today, so at least that is accomplished. But I have a ton of house keeping/organizing to do and need to get his birthday banner and decorations made.

Hubby and I are trying to work out a schedule so that I can have more time sewing, so that I can try to get some more items up on our Etsy, and in a local shop where we have some items for sell, so that hopefully we can somewhat get that up and going to bring in some extra money.

We are planning a garage sale for June also, so hopefully I can get rid of some clutter and make a little extra cash.

I haven't had many tutoring gigs lately, but tutored an hour this weekend, and am tutoring half an hour this evening, and right now every little bit helps.

I am also waiting on 2 $5 amazon cards from swagbucks, and I have enough points to get another $5 card.

I know it will all get worked out, but my stomach is still in knots for even letting it get this far. But if it gets my husband more on board for putting effort into cutting back and saving money, then hopefully it will be worth it!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Some sewing projects

Sorry I haven't posted recently yet again.

I still haven't accomplished a lot and haven't felt like I have had much to post about.

I have been trying to start sewing more, and today I thought I would show you some of my projects:

This is the first project I did a couple years ago:

I also made a 2nd one that I gave to my sister. I use mine for carrying books, my sister uses hers to take books and stuff to church for my nephew.

After that I had frustrations with my machine and quit sewing for a while. I got a new machine recently and started sewing again.

What I have been doing lately is sewing a bunch of burp cloths.

Here are a couple sets:

Some coasters I made, I want to make some potholders to match, I am in love with this fabric and the one that matches on the burp cloths:

And a crayon roll I made yesterday: