Monday, November 24, 2008

New Shoes

I made my boy some shoes yesterday. I've made so many of these, I can whip them up in about half an hour now. He watched from his swing while I sewed :) They are from flannel scraps and they are warm and perfect and they stay on his feet. Maybe I'll make him another pair to go with the tag blankie I'm making him for Christmas.

We had a nice weekend in Colorado City with Casey's family. His brother is moving his auto shop to a great new location and I didn't want to stay home by myself while Casey went to help. It's always nice to have a change of scenery once in awhile. We're going back down for Thanksgiving so I'll have another whirlwind day getting ready. It takes A LOT of effort to get all of us down there. We have to take sooo much stuff just for a few nights.

Happy birthday to my dear hubby today! The big 2-8 :)

Natalie is wearing undies on her head right now. I asked her why and she said it's her Cinderella scarf so she can go feed the chickens. Silly girl.

I know my posts have been few and far between lately, but really, can ya blame me? Besides having three little ones, the few projects I have been working on are Christmas gifts and I can't share them here yet. So, if I don't post until after Thanksgiving, I hope all of you have a blessed week and are truly Thankful for the Lord's gifts to you. If you need some help being thankful, here are some great posts about giving thanks on Femina.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What a Potato Head

Natalie and I were having some fun with Play-Doh the other day. The tub of Mr. Potato Head pieces was close by so this is what happened :) I came across this picture the other day on Let's Explore. Another great idea for potato head parts, especially if you're trying to avoid the pumpkin mess. I think we'll try that next year.

Remember my one lonely cupcake ornament from my last post? Well, they've multiplied, as you can see.
And here's a fuzzy, but still great one of Layla, just for grins :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hey, Cupcake

I've been busy making these little cupcake ornaments for Christmas gift add-ons. The pattern is in Sew Pretty Homestyle Christmas, a pretty good book if you like the cottage-country look like I do, although some projects are too cutesy for me. There are two sizes of these little guys, so the bigger one might make a nice pin cushion. Pretty easy, but after making one following the instructions, I did all the rest my way :) Other than that, sewing has been scarce. Such is life with a three-month-old, although he is getting better at day-time napping.
I have some links to share today! Here is one for an article that has been somewhat life-changing for me, so maybe it can encourage some other mommies too. I don't agree with absolutely everything on her site, but there is definitely some good stuff there.

My sister gave me an iTunes gift card for my b-day and I had SO MUCH fun browsing iTunes that night. She included a list of some of her favorite songs and I bought a couple of her suggestions and a few that I liked. Here's a few of my favorites:

  1. Jason Mraz, I'm Yours
  2. The Weepies, Gotta Have You
  3. Seth Kallen w/Melody Gardot, My Sweet Darling
  4. Colby Caillat, Bubbly
  5. Jonas Brothers, Lovebug
It's okay with me if you want to make fun of me for liking the Jonas Brothers. I'd love to check out some of your favorites, since now I'm on the hunt for good new music, so please share in the comments!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Birtyday to Me!

Well, yesterday was my 27th birthday and it was wonderful! Casey had school all day yesterday, so we got to go out on Saturday. We ate at Olive Garden and then went to Anthropologie, where I bought the beautiful butter dish (in the third picture down there) I've been coveting for months. (They sent me a birthday coupon in the mail!) Yesterday, I had some friends over and had some more b-day fun. Becky and Melissa made me this cake and Angela gave me another installment to my Willow Tree Nativity. My set is almost complete and it's so beautiful. AND, my lovely friend Jen made the owl pin cushion, which I LOVE and also a knitted dish cloth. My Aunt gave me a great stamp set and some paper (no picture, sorry!) and Becky gave me Fandango bucks, yay! And, of course, I got some much needed birthday money ;) So, thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday special.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Pumkin's Demise

This is what becomes of our carefully-decorated pumpkins year after year. This time, however, the little guy was brave enough to eat it in broad daylight, with the front door open, so Casey got a picture. Oh, well. We had a great time at our church's harvest party on Friday night. I made Natalie this fairy dress out of a thrifted sheet several weeks ago. I went ahead and let her play with it, hoping it would last until Haloween, and thankfully, it did. Layla's wearing the clown costume that I originally made for Natalie a few years ago. Since we lent it out last Haloween, it's gotten lots of great use, which is great, 'cause it's so adorable. I think it's one of those things I'll always keep. And, finally, Kelby was wearing a pumpkin outfit, but I thought he was getting too warm, so I eventually took it off and stuck him in my sling, where he slept through the rest of the party :) It has been uncharacteristically warm here for a Colorado October--usually we plan costumes around tights and jackets, but not this year! I have some more different stuff to share, so more tomorrow--if all the little ones cooperate. And they should, since tomorrow is my birthday, after all!