Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What I've Been Up To

Words cannot explain...literally...why I have been unable to post. The fact that my day is mostly consumed by chaffeuring kids to and from all manner of extracurricular activities as well as nursing a ravenous three month old is only part of it.
The bigger issue (and I've complained about this before) is my inability to think straight, or put words/sentences together as it were. The wives tale, or scientific fact that women loose brain cells during pregnancy is true. I am walking proof. What the old wives and scientitst don't say is that once gone, the brain cells do not return...at least not until all the children have up and moved out the house, completed missions/college and started their own families. Even then I cannot say for sure that a post pregnant mind will ever be as sharp as it was pre pregnancy.
That said, I will do my best to write in sentences as complete and grammatically correct as possible. It will be a chore, but I will give'er the old pre-parenthood/pregnancy try.
A few months before Rowan was born...when I was a little bit smarter and saner...I starting sewing. Sidenote: I have been sewing since I was probably ten or eleven when I was in 4H...shut up, cool kids did 4H too. And, I've been sewing off and on since then as the urge arose. However, I started sewing pretty consistently just prior to Rowan's birth...baby gowns, burp cloths, blankets, a diaper bag. I chocked my providence and productivity up to "nesting", but found myself sewing even after the baby was born. I've learned that sewing, among other things, relaxes me while providing me with a creative outlet all at the same time. I haven't been sewing quite as steadfastly as I was pre-Rowan, but I have found time to do a little sewing...which brings me to the point of this post...what I've been up to.
Here are a few pictures of some of the projects I've been working on. Thankfully I am at least able to remember how to thread a needle and push a peddle. I am not totally a lost cause...yet.


These are just a few dresses I've made in the last week. I am going to be selling these at a friends boutique on Saturday.

8 comments:

Kedra Simpson said...

So chad came home today and told me that you have been sewing cute girl dresses and to check them out. I have not read a blog in months and months. BUt I was happy to log on to chech out the cute dresses and to see what else has been happening. I too have been sewing a lot lately. Those dresses are SO CUTE!!! Is this a pattern you made up or bought?? I am jealous. Glad things are going well...house looks great! Say hello to the fam for us.

Malea said...

Hey, at least 4-H did some good for you. I did a few things after we finished the "cool club", but after that, every ounce of determination to enhance the craft left the day I sewed over my fingers while the demon seeds were running amuck. I totally understand the blogging thing. I have so much to blog about, but seriously, sitting down to put sentences together seems so..........now, what was I saying?

Kim said...

Those are so cute, Erika! You are so talented and amazing- post-pregnancy brain or not!

megan b. said...

those dresses are hecka adorable!! i may need to get me some. why are you ashman girls so talented at EVERYTHING?

Emily said...

Cute cute dresses, I've been sharpening my skills too but alas, haven't yet got the time to put anything on the blog. I used one of the same fabrics you have on the bottom dresses (except in a different color) for an apron we made for our primary president when she moved away. It sounds like you are much more efficient then me though (as always), no way I could do all that in a week, sheesh!

6deans said...

Cute, Cute dresses. I would love to place an order for my little Sadie. Good luck on the boutique.

Jodi Simon said...

Woman those are adorable!!!! Love the fabrics. BUT you must sell them for more. no one sells there time talents and energys for so little. (that is if you decided on $15 and $20 respectively as noted on facebook). That is awesome and deserving of such pay! Good luck. Be careful-you might have back orders for months. Start a little on line store!!!

Michele Ashman Bell said...

These dresses are seriously dang cute. I can see them with flats or boots, summer or winter. You amaze me that you can even find the time to do this. I hope they sell like crazy so you can make a grundle of money.