Friday, January 21, 2011

Basket craftiness

I wanted to make some baskets for our changing table. Unfortunately I couldn't find any that I liked/ were the right size to fit in between the shelves. So I decided to make some after a pattern I found on the internet here. Here are MY step by steps:

1. Find some fabric
2. Cut it to the right size for your basket

3. Sew your fabric together so that it makes a loop. One loop of each color.
4. I guess I forgot a picture... You need to sew the two loops together on bottom. Make sure your main print is facing out so that wrong sides of the fabric are touching. You will then need to sew 6 lines so that eventually you can put some cardboard in them.

5. Go to the store and get more thread.

6. Sew the bottom piece of the basket to the side pieces.
7. Sew the binding on the bottom.
8. Put the cardboard pieces that you cut out in the beginning (I include that in cutting your fabric...) into the slots that you already sewed.
9. Switch your needle to a Jean/Denim sewing needle because the instuctions say so.
10. Then decide that using a glue gun to glue on the binding is a LOT easier/less stressful, and glue the binding down.
11. Glue the inside bottom fabric to your bottom cardboard piece.
12. Put it inside the box and have a finished product! And then promptly put things inside. :)
And that is how it's done.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We're moving!

I know I've been a little bit of a slacker on this blog, I'll try to do better! In November, Nathan started filling out an application (with the help of his sister Sarah) for a company called Epic.

"Epic makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children's organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems. Our integrated software spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home."

So they make software for hospitals, etc., that makes it so that your medical records can be accessed no matter where you travel and which hospital you go to.

ANYWAYS, Nathan finished a phone interview and then they asked him to come out for a face to face interview in... Wisconsin! He went and wowed them and voilĂ ! They offered him a job! His job title will be Implementation Consultant/Project Manager. They "work with clients to get their systems up and running. They analyze client needs, develop strategies tailored to a specific healthcare organization, configure the system and ensure a successful implementation of (Epics) software". They also travel.... a lot. But fortunately for me Sarah and her family live out there as well as my parents living only a couple hours away. I'm so excited that Nathan has a job lined up! His official start date is May 2nd. And yes, his graduation date is April 22nd. So yes, that means as soon as he graduates we are LEAVING Provo! HOORAY! I'm so excited to move on with our lives. So here we go. We're moving to