Today we headed out to White Rock for a little grandparent time, a tasty breakfast and lunch as well as to do some laundry. Yes, I still do some of my laundry at my parents. Can you blame me? It costs $3 to do a load in our building. That adds up to some serious coin!
Since Abner surprised us earlier this week by peeing on the toilet for the first time (yay Abner!), Mom and I went on a little thrifting mission to buy a potty training seat. On our way to the second-hand kid's store, we discovered the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Superfluity Shop. We knew it was a good shop because it was packed with both people and stuff. I couldn't help buying a little knick knack for Abner's room. It's a ceramic letter "a" that perfectly matches her room. I'm in love with it even if it serves no other function than looking cute. I will post a picture later...can't do it now because Abner is sleeping and I'm not about to attempt to get it out of her room right now.
UPDATE: Remembered to grab the "a" out of her room today and took a pic. Cute, isn't it?
On the way home after our bountiful morning, we stopped by Fabricana and I bought about $50 worth of notions so I can actually finish a bunch of projects I have on the go (if only in my head). I was given Amanda Blake Soule's "Handmade Home" for Christmas and have been inspired to try out a few new patterns including this adorable pillowcase dress [scroll up once the page opens to see the best picture of the dress]. It's so frustrating to have a book like this in the house when you know you don't have the materials to actually make anything out of it. I am a very happy camper now that I have nine new spools of thread, five packages of bias tape, a dozen new wood buttons and some twill tape (Note to twill tape manufacturers - you need to make MORE COLOURS!)
The only bad parts of my day have been getting up at 5:30 (thankyouverymuch Abner) and TDSH getting a wicked cold. I best end this post and retire the laptop for the night so he can get some rest.