Playing Catch Up

Yikes! Where did the time go??

I’ve been a busy girl! Let’s catch up, shall we?

In August, we made a trip to Chicago for a wedding. This crafty mama decided that the little man was over-due for a pair of snazzy suspenders and so that’s what I worked on!

I had a LOT of help from a tutorial I found from the blog, Make It & Love It. I picked out an adorable pin-dot fabric and found all the necessary clips at my local Joanne Fabric Store.

SUSPENDER Project

Paired with a bow-tie, the results were absolutely timeless and adorable.

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While in Chicago, we also did a little sight-seeing. Here is a quick glance at our trip:

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[Left to Right – Top Row: View of Lake Michigan and Chicago skyline from Navy Pier, Deep Dish Pizza from Lou Malnati’s, Chicago’s famous “Bean” aka “The Cloud Gate”. Bottom Row – Entrance to Navy Pier, Family Photo from Wedding, Live Jazz Festival at The Jay Pitzker Pavilion at Millennium Park]

Then in September, I continued working on my craft room (which is still a work-in-progress), learned how to use Mod-Podge, and got good practice with pant alterations. FIY-When you have pants that can do double-duty as socks when you wear them, it’s time to hem.

Here’s the Mod-Podge project I had worked on:

Ribbon Storage

As handsome as the Quaker Man is, I used scraps of scrapbook paper and covered over a few empty oatmeal containers I had. They are the perfect size for storing all of my ribbons and add a nice bit of color to my craft room. (If you add a vertical slit in the canister, you can turn the storage into a ribbon dispenser.)

And now it’s a beautiful crisp autumn over here and I’m practically rolling around in pumpkins! We’ve been roaming pumpkin patches, painting and carving pumpkins, having Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal for breakfast, sipping on Pumpkin Spice Tea and Lattes, and even having Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese for my Bagels! Pumpkin overkill? Not for THIS pumpkin junkie! Bring on the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie…and perhaps a treadmill. Yes, I think a treadmill will be necessary.

I also love Autumn for all of the colors that it brings out in nature. So,  I brought some of those colors indoors!

Autumn Mantle - Pumpkins

Autumn Mantle - Decor

Left: Family Photo from J’s 1st Pumpkin Patch Visit at 6 mo. old
Right: Squirrel was J’s special request for our Fall decor

Oh Autumn! – a time for cozy sweaters & hoodies, hearty stews, boots, pumpkin pies, knitting, bright foliage, hot chocolate, curling up with good books and enjoying the holidays with family and friends. I do love Autumn.

Phew! This post was long so kudos to you for making it all the way to the end! And now we’re (finally) all caught up!

Stay warm and have a beautifully blessed autumn, my friends!

Happy Autumn

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6 comments on “Playing Catch Up

  1. Oh how adorable! Definitely going to try to do suspenders for my son too.

  2. shezareu says:

    Yay you’re back!!! Love this post Jainjain! 🙂 The pics from Chicago seem so fun and I love the idea for converting the Oatmeal boxes into something so useful and beautiful. I will be pinning that image for sure. I’d love to see a post about how to ModPodge!!! It intrigues me but I’m too intimidated to go buy some before I know how to use it. Also, another post titled “All Things Pumpkins – Dedicated to Shez Areu” (hehehe) would be great! I want to hear more about all the yummy Pumpkin food you’ve been eating and perhaps a recipe or two! Did you make the Pumpkin cream cheese yourself? I’m loving Pumpkin this year!

    • sheepsake says:

      Thanks! So glad you read and enjoyed my post!! 😀 I didn’t make the pumpkin cream cheese! It’s a limited edition release from Philadelphia Cream Cheese! And as for recipes, I do need to start writing stuff down! It’s so hard when you cook like our moms did…A “bit” of this, a “heap” of that. No measurements! 😛
      BTW, you have an open invitation to my house Shez! We can have our very own craft day and I’ll teach you about ModPodge!

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