30 by 30 Update

Whew! I have had a whirlwind of a weekend. Saturday was Huff the Babe’s first birthday party and Sunday was her first trip to the zoo! (We’re actually going to the zoo later this week and Huff the Hubs was super bummed he wouldn’t be there to see her experience it for the first time, and since he’s conserving vacation days, we skipped church on Sunday and went to the zoo. But don’t tell anyone!)

Things have been so crazy/hectic/stressed/overwhelming with the prepping of HtB’s party, that I have been slacking on blogging. Which totally stinks because I have updates on one of my favorite on-going projects! My 30 by 30 List is getting shorter and shorter, people!

I’ve accomplished quite a bit since I last posted about it. I read every Jane Austen novel and Huff the Hubs and I are planning a trip to Graceland this fall! YAY!

I also completed one of the items with the help of my mom (which, I absolutely needed her help or I would’ve totally destroyed it). I sewed a skirt for myself!

I’ve been wanting to learn to sew (well, I sort of know how to sew…I really want to get better at it, though) and I thought the 30 by 30 list would be a great way to accomplish that!

I picked out a fun pattern and fabric:

This skirt is going to be SUPER cute. (Get it?!)

This skirt is going to be SUPER cute. (Get it?!)


I was SO nervous as I cut out the fabric! I have really chubby fingers so intricate work is sometimes hard for me. One of the many reasons I never became a heart surgeon. My heart was literally pounding the entire time.  I wanted this to turn out well, seeing as how part of the deal was that I had to sew it and wear it. In public. For people to see.

Steady now, steady!

Steady now, steady!


After a while, I got more and more comfortable with the sewing machine. Although, I will admit that I had my mom help me A LOT on the more difficult parts (e.g., the bottom hem and around the zipper).

I got this! I'm like Martha Freaking Stewart!

I got this! I’m like Martha Freaking Stewart!


We had to separate the sew days into two Saturdays, but after about 6 hours of sewing, it was finished! (I also made Huff the Babe a pillowcase dress to match Mommy!)

SUPER awesome, right?! (I'm getting a lot of mileage out of that joke.)

SUPER awesome, right?! (I’m getting a lot of mileage out of that joke.)


I was really pleased with how it turned out! I even wore it in family pictures (Hermione wore her’s too! I’ll post some of those when the photographer–AKA my sister–finishes editing them!)


Have you ever sewn anything? Do you have any projects going on? What about a 30 by 30 List?

3 thoughts on “30 by 30 Update

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