I’ve been busy being a mom and making things lately. Finding some new hobbies & perfecting the “old” ones. I just haven’t been blogging. If you have followed me on instagram you’ve been able to see a lot of my fun stuff! I am splitting and creating a project-only instagram – so far I’m not using it but please feel free to follow it for when I do! User name is scrapsbyheather (crazy weird name to go with this blog – I know!) As of right now I’m not using it yet – I want to hang onto the name and may move more quilting there & keep more personal on hbuchwitz.
Why am I hoping to blog again? Well in large part because I’m in the process of setting myself up to start offering my quilting services to the public! I know I have the ability; with Sam a bit older I am starting to have the time; I just need to get my supplies and hardware all set up for a larger production scale!
I’m also planning to write up details on some of my recent adventures. I’ve taken up knitting (I don’t devote much time to it but I love it). I put my digital skills to use creating a class cookbook with 1st graders (and some friends; plus we raised $1000 for Andy’s school in the process). I spearheaded bringing VBS back to our church after 5 years without it & had nearly 200 kids attend (and I maintained my sanity). I have been quilting, making quilts and quilting those that I made. I made a whole LOT of cloth baby diapers for Sam who is nearly done with them (serious potty training coming our way soon). I’ve started designing my own quilt patterns. Some of these I will make into patterns you can buy. I’m currently making 20×20 wall hangings with characters from the movie Wall-E for Sam’s room. I will try to share my experiences and advice on all of these and more in the coming months.
If you are looking for a long arm quilter let me know & I will clue you in to when I will be ramped up & ready to start taking quilts. If you have a quilt you’d love to be made from scratch – let me know that too.
Worked on the Disney album a bit more this week! I took all of my printed photos (that I organized here) and sorted them into their proper organization & started populating my album with “stuff”. I had some help taking photos for you…. I cannot wait to finish this album for him! His interest in everything we did a year ago is awesome and I want to finish it for him so he can hang onto all of his wonderful memories (that we all know are so fleeting at his age). He of course still had jammies & bedhead when I was taking the pictures – but that’s real life on a weekend!
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Well, it has been a while – and I am sorry! I made quite a few things lately – but I may not blog about them yet. I even have a blog post about the Christmas Stockings I made for us this year all written up – I will try to post it closer to when people will be thinking about Christmas projects again!
It has been a year (seriously – how is that possible!) since we went to Disney. I sooo would love to go back – but it wouldn’t be the same – we have our Disney “wish” (aka Sam), Andy is older etc. I have run across pictures of Andy at Disney a few times lately & I am astonished how much he’s grown up since last year! Yes – he’s bigger physically – but he just looks so much more grown up & he’s becoming a boy and less a pre-schooler. I am so glad we went when we did – he hadn’t hit the big whiney stage quite as intensely yet but MOST importantly – he LOVED Mickey with all of his heart & soul! He still likes Mickey & Jake & the other Disney shows, but Star Wars, The Hobbit, superheroes & Wild Kratts (especially those guys) have crept up in importance.
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2 months out & I have ‘finished’ the Disney autograph book! I put finished in quotes because I had some embellishments for the main Disney character pages, but not for all of the other guys. I may find some & add them along the way, but Andy is super happy with just the pictures & autographs.
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