Thursday, June 17, 2010

Book Slings

Freddy and I spent the past few days in Orlando at the Southern Baptist Convention. It was a great time of fun and encouragement. There were 9 of us from church that went and we had a good time. The kids stayed home with Mary and Lydia. We are so grateful for them being here and helping us out. It was a nice "vacation."

You may remember a while back I said I was going to make a few book slings to help keep our books in a contained place. Well a few weeks ago my friend Melissa came over and together we made 4 slings. It was wild in our apartment. Melissa has a little boy, Jonah, that is a month younger than Lillie and Elliott. They all played while me and Melissa sewed. It was fun. Check out her blog for pictures of our sewing day.

So for a month now these great book slings have been folded up on my dresser because I could not find the right hardware around here to hang them. In Orlando the house we stayed in was right next to a Lowes so I popped in there and bought what I needed to finish this project.

So here is the finished project. Our big gate used to sit up against this spot on the wall. I sold it last week on Craigslist to make a spot for our book slings. I'm happy with the way they turned out.


Katie said...

So cute!!!

The Fitzgerald's said...

lOVE IT!! you inspire me to do so many things!!!

pam said...

i love this idea! I hopped over to your friends site... you look beautiful! and jack was helping to measure! the young ones looked like they were watching tv. i really like this project. what a great idea!have a blessed weekend. glad to hear orlando was a nice trip for yall. yes, what a blessing lydia and mary are.

rachie said...

Love them Susan! I'm thinking I need to get creative and make some for Baby Max's room :)

rachie said...

Love them Susan! I'm thinking I need to get creative and make some for Baby Max's room :)

Donna said...

Susan, I don't know who you get your creativity from but you do a good job. The slings are cute and just right for the kids.
Have a good weekend.

Melcy said...

yay for the book slings!! they look great!!! Can't wait to get mine up!

Christi said...

Those look great! Can't wait to make my own...who knows when I'll get around to that! I miss you guys already!

michelle from Six in the City said...

Hi Susan- Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always nice to "meet" another family living in the city! Loved checking out your blog, too. Your kids are adorable!

I am actually planning to do a post about sharing a room soon! It definitely has its ups and downs, doesn't it?

Take care!