Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Digs

I have some news!

Well, my family hasn't moved. But my blog has! I've given this a ton of thought and have decided to make the move over to Wordpress. There's nothing wrong with Blogger but I really like the functionality and ease of the Wordpress format. So as of today, you can find me at www.thesmallestsparrow.com.

I guess that means you need to change your settings if you're a subscriber or follower. Sorry about that. It will be well worth the trouble, I promise.

And good news! I got some more of that solid pink fabric and am almost done with the rosette night-light. I'll be posting the tutorial over on the new site tomorrow.

I hope you'll come by and check out the new place. It's shaping up quite nicely!

See you soon...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

I'm here to tell you a bit about that project I mentioned last week... the one that only involved hand-sewing. Well, do you remember this lampshade that I made (embellished) last year for Maddy's room?

I decided that she needed a matching night-light. So I got me one of these...

And I got to work.

Only problem is that I miscalculated the amount of fabric I would need and ran out as I was nearing the end. Doh!

I must run off to the fabric store to replenish supplies and then finish this baby up!

I'm working on a tutorial to show you my step-by-step, so stay tuned.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Rooms

Howdy. I can't believe it's Friday already. In some ways my weeks drag on and on and in other ways they seem to fly.

I finally took a couple of pictures of the kids new rooms.

Daniel's Room...

And Maddy's Room...

They're small but I think they turned out really cute and I simply cannot wait to get my little people moved into their new digs. We're just waiting on some trim that had to be special-ordered and the new carpet. I would have loved to have done hardwood but it was just too pricey. 

Anyway - if all goes well, the finishing touches should be put on these rooms by the end of next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me! 

Since my sewing machine is basically packed away, I came up with a project for the weekend that only involves hand sewing. It's a little something for Maddy's new room and I'll share it with you next week... hopefully along with a tutorial! 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Just a Quick Hello

Hi there. Just wanted to say hey. Things are status quo over here... no sewing, no crafting, no quilting. Just living under a thick layer of dust as we anxiously await the end of our construction project. But I can't post without a photo, so I'm sharing this sweet shot of Miss Maddy.

Can you believe those eyelashes? I'm so jealous! Both of my kids were blessed with eyelashes that never end. Lucky babes.

Hope you're well. I have lots of ideas in my brain that I hope to share soon.