Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lachlan's stocking

I've been working on the embroidery on this for days and days (little moments here and there) and yesterday I took it in to Home Ec so that Codi could help me figure out how to sew in the satin lining (it was so easy! but many thanks for the guidance!). I am SO happy with how it turned out. It definitely looks homemade, but in this case, I think that's a good thing. Looking forward to all the many Christmas mornings ahead of us!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! We had a short, but fun trip to Des Moines. Lachlan got passed around to everyone and had a little taste of pumpkin pie.

Sorry to be such a bad blogger, I've been using almost all my spare minutes for sewing projects. I'll be back to share tomorrow!

Oh, and this video is for everyone who thinks Lachlan is always happy. I couldn't resist. Ha ha, he's getting possessive!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cindy asked to see my embroidered button. Isn't he cute? He's going on Lachlan's stocking (working on it right now - I hope to have some photos to share of that in a few days)

And.. a few of my favorite pages from a recent minibook. Nothing fancy, but I love these photos of Lachlan and the pumpkins!

Friday, November 14, 2008

a new(ly finished) quilt

So, I have actually had the fabric pieces for this quilt for a long, long time, but I finally got them pieced together into this quilt. It is a gift for a special baby who will be making his arrival next week. It's so satisfying to finish a quilt, now I'm wanting to try one of these... such a fun pattern!

In other crafty news, I took an embroidered button class at Home Ec with Wendy and I think I'm addicted (thanks alot Codi! LOL). I'm making a sweet little Rudolf button that will become part of Lachlan's Christmas stocking.

And of course, my head is swirling with handmade Christmas gifts. We'll see how much time I end up having for all that. I will definitely be making use of this awesome tutorial list, though!

Monday, November 10, 2008

new layouts

Took a trip to Des Moines this weekend to visit and got to make some pages with recent photos, not to mention a fair amount of shopping. After being at the mall Saturday and picking up a few Christmas gifts, it is definitely my goal to avoid the mall (especially on Saturdays) until after the holidays, and to get my gifts picked out as soon as possible. I will probably making a fair amount and ordering a few online, too, so that's the plan. It will be here before we know it!
Getting excited to take a button embroidery class at Home Ec on Wednesday with Wendy. Also thinking about how to make a waterproof mat to go underneath L's new high chair, which sits on light-colored carpet. Something that can catch the food and cleans up easily. I'm thinking oilcloth might work. Any ideas - and how big do you think it needs to be? Plus, I really want to make one of these growth charts. So cool.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I voted

Tag, you're it!

So, Zhenia tagged me about two weeks ago, but between Halloween festivities and being without internet, I'm just getting around to it. And since I've been up awhile with a baby who doesn't know about daylight savings time, this seems like a good time for it. These are actually so hard for me to come up with, but I like reading everyone else's, so I'll play along ;) Without further ado, here are 6 random things about me -

1. When I was a little girl I collected all things unicorn.

2. My ancestry is almost completely Norwegian and my husband’s is English and some other things, so… we picked an Irish name for our boy. ‘Cause we like it. ;)

3. One of my brothers and my sister share the same birthday, but 7 years apart (ok, technically that’s not about me, but kind of interesting, hmm?)

4. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip

5. I took drum lessons in junior high but didn’t take it farther than that. Wish I could play an instrument now. Especially the guitar or the piano.

6. I find washing dishes relaxing.

I tag
& Elizabeth (Click the link so you can check out her cool new company!)
Let's hear your 6 random things, ladies!

Monday, November 03, 2008

A little Fall photo shoot

I couldn't resist taking some photos with this outfit, the warm afternoon sun and the lovely Fall colors.