Sunday, October 17, 2010

Updates for the Week

Since I haven't posted in the last few days I thought I would share with you what I've been up to lately.

First and foremost, I tackled my first sewing project in decades (yes, I'm that old!). I've been wanting a sewing machine for years so 2 weeks ago hubs and I finally picked one up. Here's a pic of Noah assisting us with our sewing machine purchase.

My first sewing project was to add a removable fleece lining to a JJ Cole Bundle Me Lite which I got on sale. The fleece lining will allow Noah to continue using the bunting bag through the winter. The project took a couple of days but the results are pretty impressive, especially considering the last item I sewed was probably a Barbie outfit when I was 10 years old. I'll have to take a picture of it soon but for now here is the JJ Cole bunting bag which matches our infant car seat and our stroller's red seat cover.

In other news, I just had to share this fantastic find. We recently bought curtains for our living room and these tie back hooks would be perfect for them! I got them for a mere 5YTL (approx $3.50) each at a flea market. The metal tone and texture will compliment our new curtains. If you want to see how they look installed check out the last picture in this link.

 Don't you just love the glass balls?


And then this evening the family stepped out for dinner at a nearby resto called Midpoint. Here is a photo of moi and Noah entertaining one another, if you can make us out in the dark.

During dinner Noah did something new for the first time. He was pointing at objects that he wanted to bring to our attention. Noah loves all kinds of lighting so he was pointing out the lovely chandelier above us. Apparently while I was finishing up my sewing project yesterday, hubs was teaching Noah how to point at a toy he wanted, and hubs would give it to him. So this is where this act came from. My boy learns fast!

After I put Noah to sleep, I re-organized our shoe closet and had a little bit of fun photographing Noah's teenie tiny Puma sneakers next to mine. It's been pretty chilly lately so we bought Noah a pair of Pumas for him to wear out in the cold. Socks are no longer enough to keep his feet warm and we couldn't wait for his shoes to arrive in the shipment.

 And then I thought it would be fun to add Papa Bear's sneakers into the mix. I think M's Pumas are in the shipment but these Hugo Boss shoes get the point accross.

Here is a priceless picture of M's shoes next to Noah's. Looks like it belongs to a giant, doesn't it? Wouldn't it be brilliant to document Noah's growth by photographing his shoes next to his dad's as the years go by? And then maybe for Noah's birthday each year we can include it in his birthday album.

That's about it for now. Stay tuned for tomorrow - I'll be posting Noah's pic of the week.


  1. Darling, I love love love those curtain tie backs! What a steal! Thanks so much for keeping us all in the loop on what you folks are up to over there. I love reading the updates and seeing new photos of everyone. Love and kisses to Noah.
    Miss you guys!

  2. Thanks Sharon, hey next time I'm at the flea market I can get you a pair =) They have then in a polished silver color too. Any preference?

  3. glad to see you're going back to sewing! post pics of the ennay projects that come out of it.


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