I was able to do a lot of crafting/sewing over my spring break - exactly my plan. Of course, there are still tons of projects I would like to do, but all in all I am happy with what I was able to do. I learned how to knit, which took me awhile. I'm enjoying it, but still working on just trying to make it not look like crap. I have a few ideas of things to make for the kids, which I hope to complete by Easter. Not sure if I'll have the time though.
One of my "must-do" items was to make cloth napkins. Jackson is obsessed with napkins and frankly his love for them is getting costly. A messy two year old can go through 3-5 napkins/meal if you're not careful. I didn't want to buy cloth ones at the store because I wanted them to be much smaller. I found these two prints at the fabric store for only $2.50 a yard and bought a yard of each. I cut each yard into twelve rectangles, stitched them first with right sides together, then flipped them right sides out and did a double stitch around the edge. It was a super quick project and so far they are well loved. Only problem is I have realized twelve is probably not going to be enough to last several days - we might need another dozen.
I think this summer I will make a set or two of placemats for us also! I just need to find more clearance fabric first!
I thought I'd leave you with a picture of our sweet baby girl - who is growing up WAY too fast. This is what happens when you grow so quickly and you have a big brother. Luckily, she loves dinosaurs and was excited to snuggle into bed in her new PJs!