Thursday, December 4, 2008
I hope that the few people out there reading this had a great Thanksgiving. We had a pretty low-key time. We lost someone very special to us this year, and his presence was greatly missed, so it was a bit melancholy (that word makes me think of the Smiths), but we enjoyed ourselves and ate like pigs. I also went with my girls to spend some time in my home town with my mom and I was able to get a good bit of sewing done. My mom was such a help with the girls (thanks). I hooked up with my girlfriends and went to an old haunt (FST, now Scoundrels) that is much changed and we saw a really bad disco cover band. (I will not post the pic of Kelley with the band to save her the embarrassment). It was good for lots of laughs and a bit of a hangover the next day.
I will however post some pics of some of the things I am working on soon and some gratuitous photos of my kids for the grandparents. In the meantime, to see a few of the Christmas photos my very talented friend took, of my girls, go here.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have been doing lots of crafting lately, but none to be posted since it is all for Christmas gifts.
Instead, here are links to other bloggers with some of my favorite holiday ideas and please check out all the other holiday tutorials on Sew Mama Sew.
- Little Elephants snow globe would make a great teacher gift. Also check out the Christmas village they made with a Martha Stewart kit - I want that!
- I am thoroughly obsessed with this felt food on You Can Make This.
- Angry Chicken's Christmas cards are lovely.
- Pioneer Woman has a ton of decadent holiday recipes.
- And no holiday would be complete without Bakerella's cake pops/balls!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
If you haven't checked out this website, YOU MUST GO THERE NOW. This woman makes gorgeous clothes and gives them away, as in for free. It is unbelieveable. And if there is any doubt of her awesomeness check at the Marie Therese dress she just gave away. Oh how I am kicking myself for missing the deadline on that one!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I also made a super simple fat quarter tote for my niece with her initial on it. I made these for my girls too, but forgot to take pics (oops!)
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
My good friend (and future inlaw ;), Christine Asidao, has just started her own photography business and she is fantastic! All this while working full time and raising 2 small children. She has taken many wonderful pics for us, see below for evidence.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Broken Arm that wasn't:
So here is the story on Lily's cast. I was in DC for business and I get a call from my husband that she fell on the playground trying to make a human pyramid with her friends (huh?). Apparently, they have dreams of being cheerleaders some day. Nonetheless, she was in major pain and at about 6 pm Dad decided to take her to the ER. Side note: Dad was on his own for the first time during the week and not coping so well, so taking 2 little ones to the ER on a Thursday night - not exactly a picnic. OK, back to the story, they didn't see a break on the X-ray, but splinted it just in case. Since her bones are still growing they wanted to err on the side of caution. The splint/cast was special and she kind of like showing it off for about a day, then the novelty wore off, and she was done with it. Thankfully, when I took her to the Orthopedist (is that the word?) a few days later, he said it wasn't broken and took off the splint. A summer with a cast was not a prospect I was looking forward to so I was glad. Although, she insists it was actually broken, it just healed quickly.
The Broken Collar Bone that was:
On to my other daughter, Chloe, aged 2.5. Last Sunday, the kids were outside playing, next thing we know, Chloe starts wailing. Lily was swinging very high (like she always does) and Chloe walked right in front of her. Lily tried to stop, but it was impossible, she hit Chloe on her left side. We didn't think a whole lot of it, she wailed pretty hard and then fell asleep, it was naptime. When she woke up, she was really wincing a lot about her right shoulder. Well, I didn't want to go the hospital twice for unbroken bones, so my idea was just to wait it out and see. Dad said, better safe than sorry, let's just take her in. I gave in. Sure enough, her collar bone was fractured, not broken in two, so no surgery (was that an option?!), but a 'green stick' fracture. Think of bending a green stick, it breaks apart at the top while the bottom stays intact. They gave her a figure 8 brace and told us it will heal really well. Yeah, but try living with a toddler in pain!
Finally, I want to give a shout out to St. Joe's pediatric ER. So quick and efficient, we were able to get out of there in time to get the kids to bed at a decent hour.
Friday, May 23, 2008
A cast cover, for the broken arm that wasn't.
I also went back to knitting group last week after a looooooong hiatus. I am working on a gift for my soon to be born nephew, so I will wait to post a pic until it is sent to my sis-in-law.
I have also been working on knitting Coppelia for Chloe and I am LOVING the look. I modified the yarns quite a bit because the Berroco Tutu is about $15 a skein and I need 6! I wasn't sure how it would work out, but it is great and I might have enough leftover to make a skirt for my Lily.
So, I decided to make some simple nightgowns for my girls for the summer, but Lily has decided she wants a dress to wear outside, so now I am trying to figure out how to make one with the limited fabric I have. I am probably going to wing something without a pattern similar to this, wish me luck.
In the next post, I will recap our wonderful trip to Mexico. Stay tuned.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
On April 14th, my mom's partner, my (almost) stepdad, and a wonderful grandpa to my kids, suddenly passed away leaving a giant hole in our hearts.
He always had his arms open to hold a child.
I will miss him immensely.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Hope to see some of my knitter buds on there soon and maybe make some new ones.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I have been crafting like a fiend, my new love has been sewing, but knitting, I haven't forgotten you! I will hopefully get a Flickr finished objects doohickey on here whenever I can figure out how.
Speaking of Flickr, I got a new camera (Yay!), a digital SLR, which I love, love, love, so I will be posting pics of my kids ad nauseum (grandparents won't mind at least) and probably other random items as well. If only I could photograph as well as Dooce!