Monday, November 19, 2012

Shake it like a Polaroid picture!

 We had our quilting guild Christmas swap this weekend. Such a change from last year, as I remember driving up on a Monday night, it was already freezing cold and I was horribly, horribly nauseous with morning sickness. This year it was 70 degrees or so and sunny! In October, we had been assigned swap partners and I was paired with the lovely Marta. She sent me a link to these Polaroid blocks and DONE! 
 She said she had been into berry colors, and the little hedgehog was as berry as I could get! I have very few adorable "photo" fabrics, so I was lucky to have snagged these from Randi when I did! 
I think the fox is my favorite, but no surprise, as I have been on a bit of a foxy kick lately.

*Also, these photos are terrible but I was in a hurry and it was late. No excuse, but still. EW!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


 Well. I lasted 4 days of NaBloPoMo. Go me!

I did haul out the camera on Sunday to try and create a Christmas card photo because a company called Minted was offering $25 off plus free shipping on holiday cards. However, in order to apply that code, I had to have a total of 100 cards so the cost of my order was above $50 and I simply do NOT need more than 25 cards. I would be absolutely buried to ship out 100 holiday cards. I would be handing them out on street corners, honestly.
So, instead, I have a nice collection of my goofy children in theme clothing. I just need a Shutterfly Groupon to grace my email and BAM. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

I just need someone to edit out those drool marks on Elise's onesie and figure out how to get Jacob to stop squinting his eyes when he smiles. Superglue? 

Sunday, November 04, 2012


 Another pair of baby leg warmers.  I'm all about the hot pink stripe at the top and the chevron design.
And we will be making a trip to Target this weekend for more! Someone stop me...or don't!

Saturday, November 03, 2012


 Yep. he got to be Batman. Old school Batman, which is so much better than the new pitch black Dark Knight Batman. I didn't buy this, Auntie Lacie did, so I can't take any credit for the awesome. 
 Jacob loved it and is normally a very somber and serious Batman. 
As you can see, he takes his moves and crime fighting very seriously. 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Leg Warmers

So. Leg warmers.

Anyone with a baby needs these. Especially cloth diapered babies! Because pants don't always fit well with the cloth diapers, this keeps legs warm and makes for easy changing!

I got a pair of knee high socks from Target, I believe that they were $1.50. So dirt cheap. I cut off the heel and the toe, making two tubes: one short and one long.  I flipped the short one inside out, sewed a half inch or so, to make it smaller, then flipped it right side out. I then put the wrong sides together to make a cuff and slipped the longer tube inside and sewed through the three layers to make a cuff.  In theory, this should make the leg warmers stay on better, but they still slip around a bit so I need to make the cuff smaller next time. 

This took me less than 5 minutes and was way cheaper than paying $9 for a pair from other companies. Sure, they may get a bit frayed, but I can always use an excuse to go to Target, am I right? 

Thursday, November 01, 2012


Yes, friend, I am crazy. I'm going to attempt to keep up with National Blog Posting Month.  I actually have a goal to take a photo a day and post it here.  I'm beginning to feel bad that Elise is almost never in a photo and the fact that I have a nice fancy camera and almost never use it. 

So hold me accountable! 

 I may only have one Halloween themed photo of the two of them, but it's a great one!
 I'm going to attempt to write up a little thing about these leg warmers. All you need is a pair of knee high socks and you can have a super cute pair of baby leg warmers!
 Elise in her Halloween outfit. It lasted all day until we went Trick or Treating downtown. Then she peed all over us.
Baby toes are the best, are they not?