Thursday, January 19, 2012

Finally Finished a Project -- Camera Strap

Months ago I found a site online that had a tutorial for a camera strap cover. I printed it out with the intention of making it very soon. Well several months have past, but as part of my New Years goals, I decided to start AND finish a project I've been wanting to do. Below are the results.

Anyone who owns a DSLR camera knows that the straps that come with the camera can be extremely uncomfortable around your neck. You can purchase straps online all over the place, but the idea of taking a couple of hours and material that I already had to make my own was more appealing.

I decided to use the same material that I used for my daughter's fifth birthday last year.
(Note: The picture makes the fabric look a little weird, but it's hot pink.)

After cutting and ironing, it was time to sew. I don't sew often so I'm not very good at it, but it's just straight lines. Can't be hard, right?

By the end, the pieces weren't totally even, but I think it worked well enough to pass for awhile. And it is more comfortable than the regular strap...and more fashionable too!

So I can mark one more thing off my "To Do" list! The next item I want to make with the sewing machine is a baby blanket for a dear friend who is due in March. I found it on one of my favorite websites -- -- and it's supposed to be simple! We shall see!

If you are interested in making this camera strap cover, you can find the tutorial right here courtesy of

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First Snowfall of the Season -- I'm Embracing It!

It's January 11, 2012, and we are finally getting snow!

Apparently some local meteorologists had visions of getting measurable snow, but now it looks like we are going to get just enough to mess with the roads and make it fun in the morning! But, unlike most snow "events", I'm embracing it! With brand spankin' new tires, and my husband behind the wheel (which is helpful), tomorrow morning I will not worry, I will not fret, and we will set to school, daycare and work with bright shiny faces!

Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but I am really trying to worry less about the snow and just go with it. My worrying won't stop it, so what good is it? So...WOO HOO SNOW!

This is me, embracing the snow!

Tonight when the flakes started flying, the kids and I decided to wander outside and play in the snow!

(And yes, I do realize my daughter is outside with a coat, nightgown and flip-flops, but trust me...we weren't out there long enough for it to bother her!)

And with just enough snow to mess up the drive tomorrow, I guess it's time that I go to bed! Plus, I have a little boy laying on the couch who is SUPPOSED to be in his bed!