Sunday, July 11, 2010

A dress and 15 boxes of cereal!

It's time for Not Me! Monday (a blog carnival created by MckMama; you can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have NOT been doing - but really have!).

Around here: (Hint: If you get confused, just remove the words in my post that are in all caps and you'll know the truth!):

I did NOT sew my 1st dress over the weekend!
I'm NOT so excited that it is going to a little girl in Africa through Kristin at We are THAT Family's Do It For Others project!

I did NOT love every minute of making it and a hundred times imagine the face of a sweet little girl in Africa when she sees her new dress!

I'm NOT having just a bit of trouble typing this due to a band-aid on the end of one of my fingers!

I did NOT go to the grocery store one day last week with my 3 kids and buy 15 boxes of cereal! The checker, sacker, and assist. manager who was helping sack did NOT make just a little bit of fun of me! The checker did NOT laugh and say, "Yeah, when we were growing up that's all my mom fed us -- cereal!"

Rather than carefully explaining my methodology of stock-pile shopping where when I buy a non-perishable item we need I go ahead and buy a ton of it so I can skip that aisle of the grocery for the next several shopping trips and not have the item just showing right back up on my grocery list, I did NOT just nod and laugh along with them as if that is really all I feed my kids!

My toddler was NOT sitting in the back part of the grocery cart and totally buried in cereal boxes! When he popped out of the cereal box fort/avalanche, cereal boxes did NOT go flying!

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  1. You're funny :) I LOVE the dress. What a great feeling you must have for making it. Good for you, and good for the little angel who gets it :)

  2. Wow you sure did a great job with that dress!!!

  3. Good job on the dress. I am hoping to get a sewing machine in the near future. Is there one you recommend?

  4. Your "chaos" looks a lot like mine: Boy-5yr, Girl-4yr, Boy-20 months. I followed over from Made By You Mondays. Love the dress.

  5. Oh, I love your dress!

    I actually spent Sunday evening making one too. However, I decided to do a trial run for my daughter because I'm not so good with the sewing machine. I'm glad I did, because my first one did not turn out so well. Sewing the ribbon on the sleeve, like you have pictured, was the hardest part for me!

  6. I had to laugh at your toddler popping out from under the boxes! I can just picture it. :) My mom and I made dresses for this DIFO Project too.

  7. So funny! Reminded me of my trip to the store with two toddlers and a preschooler. I love that print! Where did you find It?


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