This week, we've been to the doctor three times. Samantha's follow up on Monday, the ER on Tuesday and what should have been Kaitlyn's physical on Friday.
Friday started with me taking Kaitlyn to school and then making a mad dash to the DMV to make it to my appointment to renew my license (long story), only to find out that all systems were down. To kill time, I went into work. I returned back to the DMV, quickly passed my test while Samantha screamed and called Dusty to brag about my perfect score only to find out that he was on his way to pick up Kaitlyn from school. She was sick.
I met with Dusty and got Kaitlyn and went straight to her appointment. Her fever climed to 103.8 and had a nasty sore throat. He did the strep culture and home we went. When Dusty got home, I went and bought a new thermometer, the one you swipe over the forehead and I love it!! Both girls LOVE it.
Since the fever has remained all weekend with Kaitlyn and been on and off with Samantha, we stayed home. No parades for us :(. I went at lunch time and got the girls some shamrock shakes to celebrate, but mostly it was all about resting. Just like last weekend when Kaitlyn had a stomach virus.
To keep from going stir crazy, I went to work on the yards and yards of fabric I've been collecting and turning some ideas into reality.
It gave me a nice pile of new clothes for 2 special girls. Of course, considering that their closets and drawers are stuffed to capacity, I don't know where to put them...
I've decided, Samantha's go to outfits this summer are going to be pinafores. Could there be anything more perfect for showing off all our adorable cloth diapers (which I am hoping we'll be out of my next summer!!), be super cool in hot weather, and so versatile!
I made 2 so far, one with ruffles and a matching diaper cover and one without. I have 3 other fabrics I want to get coordinating material for to make more. I love that they only take 45 minutes (without ruffles, 1.5 hours with, including the diaper cover) and 5/8 yard of each fabric (for the size 2T, add another half yard for ruffles and diaper cover).
I made each of the girls simple skirts with hot pink pockets to match one I made their cousin for Valentine's day. Kaitlyn LOVES this material. I do too, I wish I would have bought more.
I turned 2 tank tops and some seersucker into fun (and easy) dresses for them. My only regret is that I didn't properly center the back of Kaitlyn's (which I may fix, though I think I'm the only one that would notice) and on Samantha's, I was too impatient to look for white thread on the elastic. Thanks pinterest for the inspiration!
And lastly, my most proud piece. This one also took the longest at about 2 hours. I didn't have a pattern, I didn't have a tutorial and it's the first time I did a button hole on my machine. I totally winged this one. I'm debating if I want to add a nice wide sash out of the gray.
Sorry the pics aren't all that great, I'll probably replace them later with ones off of a real camera.
How did you spend your weekend?