Archive for October, 2013

The fuzziest.

My little man LOVES soft fuzzy things. He curls up on the floor and just rubs his face on every soft fuzzy blanket we have. My husband got a Sherpa blanket for Christmas and the little boy promptly absconded with it.

When I went to make him a winter hat and gloves I let him pick out the yarn. Granted I had to oversee this since he was strapped in the cart to prevent complete mayhem in the craft department, but he picked this yarn all the same.

It’s called RedHeart Buttercup yarn, and it was the softest yarn in the store. Also, by far the most annoying yarn in the world to work with. You can’t see stitches, and you certainly can’t follow a pattern with this stuff. But I muddled through and make him a hat, gloves, and socks (his favorite thing in the world right now) for the nasty winter that is to come.

Here he is running around the house with them on.

He calls the gloves socks ("hots") as well, and likes to fish his fingers out of the holes between the stitches so he can grab stuff while he wears them.

He calls the gloves socks (“hots”) as well, and likes to fish his fingers out of the holes between the stitches so he can grab stuff while he wears them.

photo (7)I don’t really recommend purchasing this yarn for a project that requires specific instructions be followed. But it sure is delightfully cozy if you can get it worked together!

Just as a little bonus at the end, here is little man helping mama make baby sisters dress

Crochet hook in hand!

Crochet hook in hand!

He climbed all the way up on the table by himself to get to crochet hook (which he calls a pen) and set to work without delay.


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Dino Spike hat for my little lady! (And a long awaited belly shot)

 I have been wanting to do a dinosaur hat for a little girl for a long time now!

One of the first things I got excited about when we found out we were having a girl this time was fulfilling that dream!
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And for the BIG photo! (wags eyebrows)
I finally got around to taking a shot of my belly for you all!

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29 weeks, for those of you who care =)

Around 7 months for those who don’t!

I feel alright most of the time, but bending over has been harder with this one. Or it could be I am just more aware of it since I am either picking up a toddler, or picking up after a toddler most of the time…
I was definitely less queasy in the first trimester with this one. Hardly any food aversions aside from the ones I normally have =) I do pretty much just want to sit around and eat candy most days though. I fight it, but Halloween season is NOT helping me out. The giant bowl of candy calls to me!

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A Pretty Peachy Dress

I found this¬†gorgeous baby girl dress ages ago, but it is still the prettiest one I have ever seen (in my humble opinion). It’s the skirt. So fluffy and soft and folding in on it’s self! Eek! I can’t handle the adorableness!
It’s to long to wait for the little model to get here, so my dress won’t be quite as adorable. But you can imagine, right?

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It didn’t take me a very long time to make, but I was surprised at how much material goes into the last few rows on the skirt. Half the yarn is taken up by the last 6-8 rows! It’s crazy.
But worth every second! I am very happy with the results.
Now to get the little lady here so she can wear it…

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A New Hat for the Little Man!

I must once again apologize for an extraordinarily long absence on my part from the blogging world. To be perfectly honest I have been absent from a lot of things. I have spent a lot more time napping with this pregnancy, and when I am not napping I am usually taking care of my little man, or working. There is very little time or energy left over for anything else.

I have been feeling better the last couple weeks. I even started doing the dishes regularly again! Also, cooking and cleaning, and not falling immediately into a sleep of the dead when my son lays down for naps! Who knows when the zombie naps will return, so I have to take advantage while I can. I have been sewing like mad catching up on planned projects for Christmas, birthdays, and (mostly) for my little ones!

Here is a hat I finished this morning after breakfast:

Rocks in hand!

Rocks in hand!

Little man is now saying “hat” very clearly. He also says “hots” which is Drake-speak for socks. But that’s another post.

Look at those kissable cheeks!

Look at those kissable cheeks!

I am making a hat for baby sister as well, and will be posting that soon!

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