Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bibs for Thadeus!

It's been a whole month and a half since I've seen these people. :o(

But soon, very soon I'll be seeing them again.

And of course I can't come without gifts. What kind of auntie would I be? :oP

So I made some bibs.

Thadeus drools....alot! (See the picture of him with the monkey)

So I'm sure these cute bibs will come in handy.
See you soon Thadeus!

I had to move some of these photos around because they didn't upload in the right order. I apologize if you can't enlarge them.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Don't worry kiddos, spring's coming...eventually!

I just had to show this picture I took in early February. SB and GH are looking longingly in the side of the summer toy bin. They haven't played with those toys since Oct/Nov.

Sadly there's just as much snow on the bin now as there was in Feb. *sigh* I know spring is coming any day now but it sure is taking its time! I guess there's not too much I can do about it is there?

Oh well!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Knitting donations

I've finally taken pictures of all my knitting so that I can show everyone! I stumbled across a blog that was taking donations of knitted items to give to orphans in Botswana. Apparently it gets a little chilly there in the winter. Who knew!

I managed to get six hats, one scarf, and two pairs of booties finished. I didn't realize how long it would take to get them to the collection place in the states though and now I'm not sure they'll get there in time to go with the rest of the items to Botswana. I'm sure they'll be put to go use somewhere though.

These three are chunky beanies. The white one is new born size.

This scarf and hat set are teenager/adult size. I did it scarf with my own made up pattern. About 12 rows of garter stitch and then 3 and a half inches of seed stitch. It's four feet long.

This is a pixie hat with booties. About 4-6 mths size although the hat nearly fit my 22 mth old daycare girl.

And lastly another hat and bootie set. The pom pom turned out a bit bigger than I would have liked. lol
So next I'd like to knit a couple hats for myself. I just have to order the yarn and then wait for it to come.....I'm still waiting for my double pointed needles that I ordered nearly two weeks ago. Can't wait until they come!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The sewing machine got turned on!

I finished Thadeus' bumper pads in time to take them with me on my visit to the Big City a few weeks ago. They'll fit better once the mattress is lowered I think. Over all I was pretty pleased with my first attempt at bumper pads. :o)
Yesterday I whipped these up at nap time. My cousin Charlene, her husband, and their two children were coming through town for a quick visit. I'd never met their youngest, who's one and a half, and I kinda missed the boat on a baby gift for her when she was born.

So using some seersucker fabric I got for a dollar or two at a garage sale I made a sundress and a pair of shorts. I dressed up a shirt to go with the set and Voila! a couple lovely summer outfits.
I've had those buttons for years and finally found the perfect use for them!

Then I decided to make something for their oldest. I had this extra shirt left over from the daycare Christmas gifts so I made him a tie shirt. Nice and simple. :o) Too bad the picture is so bad. The tie is made out of a dark green plaid.

To top it all off I threw a couple books in the bag to keep them busy on the long drive back home. I love being able to throw together a gift like that from things I have around the house. I didn't have to go out and buy a single thing - not even the books because I have a whole rubbermaid container of books to give away as gifts. :o)