Monday, January 28, 2013

Keeping Tights Tight

I love organization. I hate when things don't have a place. I also dislike when things are in their place jumbled with everything else that belongs there (Read: Sock drawer). I keep my tights with my socks. I keep my little girls' socks with her tights. They always seem to come unrolled. I hate it. One day a while back I found my solution. Basically, you tie the tights to themselves. Sounds complicated but it's not.
First, you fold the tights in half so that the legs lay on top of each other.
Second, you roll up the tights, starting from the waistband, leaving a bit of the toe portion unrolled.

Third, you take the inside leg and pull it out from inside the roll making sure to leave the outside leg rolled. Then wrap the inside leg back around in the other direction.

Fourth, you tie the two toes together in a simple knot.

Lastly, you're so happy because your tights stay organized, presentable and pretty.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quiet book

I've been working on making a quiet book for my kids for a while now. I first thought about it when I was pregnant with Zac but didn't do it then. I had a quiet book growing up - my mama  mad DIY sewing skills. Two of my old made quiet books for their kids and I was reminded of quiet books' awesomeness.

So, I  started making a quiet book in September. I bought the materials - felt and interfacing. Then morning sickness hit. I worked on the book maybe two or three times during October and November. Toward the end of November I had to reconvene and refocus. I had already made my templates and cut out a fair portion of the felt. So, I've been working on them a lot. It feels like non-stop but really I only get about 30 minutes everyday to work on it -  though really, that is a decent amount.

Someday soon (cross  your fingers and hope) I'll post pictures of the whole book and the templates.