Sunday, January 23, 2011

Shelby: Mom, I think you washed your chapstick in your jeans pocket again.

Me: Why do you think that?

Shelby: 'Cause I just put on undies from the dryer and now my butt smells like mint.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I realize that Valentines Day is coming up, but that realization came after I'd already started on this... Can anyone guess what I'm doing with this freezer paper stencil? Yep. A Love Actually themed onsie. I have tiny letter stamps that I'm going to use to write up the side "Love is actually all around." I think Nica will appreciate that, as she loves the movie. Plus, I wanted to shoot for some kind of grown up reference. I've done alot of freezer paper stenciling, and I love it, but this is an "experimental onsie" I guess. We shall see how it turns out. I covered the letters with Tulip Fashion Glitter, which is FANTASTIC. If you heat set the glitter when you're done, you can't even feel it and it doesn't shed. It looks like it had been screen printed. Anyhoo. Here we are. I'm making another hat to go with this onsie. I have a gorgeous pink yarn, maybe white roses to go with it?

Did I Mention...

I found my card reader! So, without further ado, pictures of the most important people in my life...

That is Sarah helping me prepare a batch of Swedish Glogg and Shelby hamming it up at my parents on Christmas. I do believe that if Shelby had a thought bubble, it would say something like: "Sweet! The biggest present under the tree is mine! And it's from Graham Cracker (her nickname for my mom) and Dana, so it's got to be good!"

"Mwahahahaha!!!!! I will make my mom's life a very loud, rhythmic hell that she will have to live with and support because she believes in furthering my horizons and music education!"

"And Dana, the best grandpa in the history of ever, is going to teach me! He put in Van Halen DVDs and taught me how to beat the drums and head bang like the main dude!"

And now I come to the interactive part of my blog post. The following are my in-progress pictures of Nica's baby shower presents. I love the yarn I used for the hat. It is some kind of bamboo yarn, so it is super soft and light. Odd, I know as we're expecting 84364 inches of snow tonight, but this hat is made more as a fashion accessory as opposed to functionality. It's how I roll. How do you think the hat looks best? I made some flowers to cover up a dropped stitch, but I can't decide which, if either or both, I like. Help! What do you think?
*Note: Blogger isn't letting me upload any more pics to this post. Boo. So you all will wind up with about three blog posts tonight. So, please be patient and leave your feedback about the hat... I'm just not sure if I'm loving the flowers.

Monday, January 10, 2011

I FOUND MY CARD READER!!!!! But, alas, I am tired... I'll think about that tomorrow (she said in true Scarlett fashion).

Pictures of the awesome closet Barbie would be jealous of will come tomorrow. I'm also hoping to have some pictures of stuff I've been making for Nica's baby shower. And my new throw pillows. And maybe one of my weird kid. She's currently asleep in my bed, under three comforters, in my ankle length (on me) bathrobe, a hat and gloves. I think she may be trying to tell me something. But I'm kind of hoping she continues to say it awhile. It's nice to have someone to cuddle with. Plus, she looks like a great white wookie (isn't that what those little robed things are in Star Wars?) in my robe. It's awesome.