Here are a few fun things I've accomplished in the past couple weeks:
First, I recycled some large baby wipes boxes and made some "bookcases" for Sam's room. :) He only has the one small wooden bookshelf, and all his other books were in messy-looking piles. Well, I happened to notice that we had several of these empty wipes boxes, so I went to work! I cut all the flaps off and then stood 2 on top of each other for the taller books and coloring books, and then put one horizontally under his wooden shelf, for storing medium-size books. Sure, it's not the most attractive shelving I've ever seen, but it solves a storage solution for now. :) Someday when we get the room finished, we plan to make some built-in bookshelves on either side of the window. In the meantime, these are working out nicely!
Here's my second project, a baby blanket that I made for our little nephew Darrin. I used a cute toile-patterned flannel on the front, and a soft, fluffy white fleece on the back, and finished the edges with white satin blanket binding. I would have liked to find a binding that would match the sort of beige toile, but Walmart didn't have anything close, so white was the best option. It went together quite fast and I was fairly happy with the way it turned out. It was a shower gift for my sister, and I sent it with my parents when they traveled west. Jo's shower was on Monday night, so I know I am safe in posting this since she's opened it now. :)