I started a stack of 20 diapers over a year ago because I wanted to sell them to raise money for our Nicaragua trip. I ended up not finishing them, mostly because I didn't have the time. I wanted to get them finished up and out of my way. It was fun to do a little sewing. At the same time, though, I actually closed my Pampered Cheeks business. So it was bittersweet. It is fun to have a few diapers to do what I want with them. This print was so pretty and came from a scrap of knit fabric that I loved. I had so much fun choosing snaps for the front.
Something that didn't make it onto the project list but was a huge priority of mine was getting the tack strips removed from the basement floor. I put this off for way too long, mostly because I wanted to be sure we were not putting carpet back down. Our basement flooded last year when we failed to use the sump pump to drain our pail. Our basement is staying dry and I would feel comfortable putting carpet back down again, but we have some kids with allergies and I think it would just be cleaner to not have carpet. So up it comes!
Last year we moved all the storage tubs from the garage attic in anticipation of having our roof fixed. That didn't happen until November, but the tubs were in our basement nevertheless. Another "want" this summer was to transform our family room once again into a livable space.
Mitch didn't want to put the clothes back up into the attic. He built shelves along the garage wall to accommodate the tubs.
The kids had some fun climbing on the shelves while he built them.
Some other things on our project list:
hem the curtains that we hung
still need to fix the rocking chair
shoe shopping (everyone grew out of their shoes at the same time!)
put panels back up on the laundry chute (so my clothes don't get stuck between the floor and ceiling--lol)
put new mulch in front (Mitch is fixing our gutters so the mulch won't wash away anymore)
replace the back door (need a friend to help with this since it has a leak--no mold, though, thankfully)
sew gift bags
change the design of our middle boys' bed