Thursday, September 2, 2010

One of THOSE days...

You ever have one of those days?

You know, the ones where you're throw-uppy nervous, and scared, but relatively certain things will go in your favor? And then the planets align and all your friends and family send out a prayer chain for you, and the sun comes out before TOMORROW and .... yeah.

Yes, it is Kaisa's footprint on the beach at Sisualik...

Today was one of those days. Plenty of weight has been lifted off our shoulders today (my husband Dean and I).

On top of ALL THAT goodness...Yesterday was the FIRST DAY OF NATIONAL SEWING MONTH! And some of you may know...this momma LOVES to sew!

sewing month

So, during lunch I made something for my niece. It's a portable high chair-ish thing. I saw one on Etsy, or in a restaurant, or on the internet, and I thought to myself... "SELF! You can MAKE one!"


Heck with spending bucks on that when you have an endless supply of fabric and an hour long lunch period! Plus mah baby needs some lovin from Auntie Maija!


So, I simply cut up some fabric into the shape that I saw on the internet/restaurant/Etsy and sewed it up. I tweaked what I saw cause I thought the baby needed some leg holes and not bunched up fabric at the crotch. I mean, they've got to wear diapers already, so let's not complicate things by adding more bulk down there!

happy baby bear

So, since Noodle wasn't there, I used the next best thing. A fatty bear from Kaisa's floor.


AND, since I am in SUCH A GOOD MOOD...I had a giveaway on Facebook too. BUT...I don't want to leave YOU out. So, I'll add another one to the blog!

Comment here (once please) and you'll be entered into a drawing that ends Friday, September 3rd at 12:00 noon for your choice of the following:


Home made Blueberry-Raspberry Jam (and I'm talking full on tart TUNDRA blueberries)



A Sealskin Keychain. I'll make the other one prettier though, adding beads and stuff. (Yes, I made this at lunch too!)



Anonymous said...

The power of prayer is amazing....

Safire said...

Man, I had a BAD one of those days today. But this could brighten it up!

Karen said...

ooh I want that JAM!! I love the seat for your niece. The colors flow together well and it will feel like a hug to her when she uses it.

owlfan said...

That jam definitely looks yummy! The keychain looks great too. Not that the seat thing isn't cool, but I'm just as glad its not the giveway, as my kids are much past that stage.

I'm glad to know its national sewing month. I've got a baby quilt I need to get finished up!

May Henry said...

You are so creative! The seat is just cute! :)

Allmycke said...

Oh, the keychain... I covet it!

Anonymous said...

This is a tough decision! I love sealskin and I love blueberries. I guess I'll go for the blueberry looks wonderfully delicious.

Sherry H.

tarichuck said...

So impressed with the seat-I am not that handy and bought something similar (on clearance) for our daughter. That jam looks divine.

Lisa said...

I am so glad that things worked out for you today. If I fly to Kotzebue will you teach me to sew, please? LOL

I just wanted you to know that I havent forgotten your kindess in regards to my dad, and I have a box I've been working on to send you. You will get it, I promise :0)

rlong127 said...

Maija, I'm missing home. I need that jam :)

Sabrina said...

I'm so glad things went well for you! I've had several of those feel-like-I could throw up from nerves days. Not fun at all. The highchair thing is adorable, I expect pictures of Noodle in it on the blog when it gets used! ;-) I'm entering for the keychain since I didn't win anything on FB :-( I need to get my sewing machine fixed...I have pants to hem, scout patches to add, and several other things that need touch-ups here and there!

Natalie said...

I have been reading your blog for a while and I love it. I love how creative you are. You are just awesome.
I am a sewing gal too.
Love the keychain.

Leslie said...

did not know it is national sewing month, is that a US thing?
I'm a sewing women, I read you in the morning and am a little late today hope I get in on the draw I would love the jam but any thing would be cool

gpc said...

I'm too late for the drawing but I wanted to say (again) how amazingly talented you are. And the running shirt for the girls is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

did I miss it??? I so wanted to enter.

Finnskimo said...


The winner is...


Contact me at finnskimo at hotmail dot com and let me know how to send you some Eskimo fun!


Anonymous said...

I want both please Maija!

Ethel Toshavik