Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tweedle dum and tweedle dee

There's nothing I like more than having new playthings in my sewing room. Here are my new bias tape makers--tweedle dum and his little brother tweedle dee. Also, I finally splurged and got myself the large size cutting mat. I've been "making do" with a little one, and when I saw the big one on sale the other day I finally decided that I'd suffered enough. Sigh. And what a joy it is.

p.s. Hope you are surviving the back to school stuff. Frankly, it's killing me! I have 2 in school now, and between all the driving around and piles of paperwork, forms, emergency kits, and family pictures to turn in, it's going to be a little while before I make the adjustment. The boys are doing great, but I miss summer already. Oh, and little guy has developed a distaste for his car seat. Can you blame him? By noon, he's already spent more than 2 hours in the van. Poor kid.

12 comments:

Junie Moon said...

Great new sewing tools--they'll be ever so helpful.

The transition back to school is rather awkward. I don't have to experience it anymore since my kids are grown but I do remember the confusion and trying to establish some kind of reasonable routine for everyone.

Angelika said...

Gadgets are always great. I think I would use them to make braided strips for bags and rugs for it. Leave it to me to use them for anything else than what they are intended for.

amandajean said...

Have fun with your new sewing tools! What fun.

I hope that your back to school transition gets better soon. We have had a few rough days, too.

dizzyjadey said...

You'll love your new bias tape makers...I'm using mine all the time.

Ali said...

I got a bias tape maker recently and it is fab!! Quite fancy a big brother version as it's a fab way to make bag handles I've discovered.

And I'm soooo with you on the back to school adjustment thing. Hard.

keri said...

Ooh I love me some bias tape makers, have you seen the ones by clover? They're really cute!

Little Old Liz said...

For your wee-one in the carseat: the only way to make it tollerable is to a) give them a chance to get out and stretch, and b) create an bag or box of things to keep them busy. Those McD's and cereal box toys are good little things to stash, as well as a juice box or snack. Keeping everything simple and exclusive to the car is key
;-)

Melissa said...

Oh YES...if I get ONE more piece of paper to read from school or asked to volunteer in one more thing I'm going to run around the house outside screaming while pulling my hair out! This is the first year I have two in school as well, my middle daughter is only in half days Kindergarten while the oldest is in 3rd grade. I decided not to homeschool prek this year for son and just wait another year because this is just too crazy around here. The two daycare kids are going through some new stages so it's been rough around here as well.

Okay...can you hear that crazy woman screaming all the way over there?!?!?! I just got a call from my oldest daughters BF mother that lives out of state...she wants to have E stay here two nights at the end of the month so she can attend a conference in the cities. I guess I can skip that haircut I was needing terribly. Oh well the girls will have a blast and I'll just need to clean the top bunk bed off in son's room for our middle daughter to sleep there those two nights.

Lynn said...

Ooh I love the bias tape makers. I have 2 clover ones and I keep meaning to buy more. I've also been meaning to buy a new big mat and I'm glad to hear it's made a huge difference for you.

Chara Michele said...

I wish I had room for that bigger cutting mat! :)

Poor kid, I don't blame him... (Although I wouldn't think you enjoy being in the car that long either!:)

lera said...

That is going to make some very cool bias tape. (I really love handmade bias tape. It really gives projects a whole new edge.)

JoAnna said...

Bias tape maker? Goodness, I didn't even know they existed. What delight to find this! Thank you. Where do you find them????