Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bootie Happy

It seems like booties are all I have been making lately. I did manage to get a pair for my little one made before she is born so I'm happy about that. I still have a couple more pairs to make for friends and family along with a huge list of other things to make before the baby comes. We'll see if I get to the list. For now, here are some pics of the latest booties.

For these I used THIS PATTERN which is super easy and very cute. I like the brown and pink.

For these I came up with a pattern similar to the pattern I made when Iris was born. I changed it quite a bit and am pretty pleased with the results.

So until I get working on that list, I will just keep making booties. They are so easy to work on while watching TV at night and I can usually have a pair done in an hour or two. Although, during this pregnancy my right hand and arm have been giving me trouble and it's been kinda hard to do stuff. Takes a little longer. So some stuff on my list might have to wait till I have the baby and I can do things a little easier.

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The Princess and The Frog

For Halloween this year we decided to do The Princess and the Frog. Such a natural thing for the both of them. Donevan hops around like a frog all day long and Iris already thinks she is a princess so it was just another princess dress for her. Her dress was a little harder to make than I anticipated, but it turned out so cute. And I love how the frog turned out too. Getting pictures of them was the hardest part of the whole process!

They got to wear them to the Ward Chili Cook-off and Costume party and went Trick-or-Treating around the church and then again at Story Time at the library and got more treats around the library. So much fun!

Happy Halloween!!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Few Random Things

For those of you that have not given up on me posting anything, this is for you.

I have so many friends and family members that are having babies this year, that my usual gift of baby booties has reached an incredible number. I love making them so I am glad to have the opportunity to make so many. I tried out a couple new patterns on a few of them. I used THIS pattern for these booties. I liked how they turned out, but it's probably a pattern I won't use again too much.

These I made from a pattern I designed earlier this year for my niece. I misplaced the pattern for a couple months and came across it and decided to see if I could make sense of what I wrote down. I didn't do too bad, but there are still a lot of changes I need to make before it is understandable to anyone else.

What do you do when one child has a pumpkin shirt and the other child really wants to wear a pumpkin shirt too and you don't have another pumpkin shirt? If you're like me, you go to the closet of craft supplies, find something orange, and get creative. The first orange thing that I saw was a zipper. I've seen a lot of things made out of zippers lately so I figured it would work. I think it's perfect, especially for a girl who likes sparkly things and pumpkins. Not too bad for having 20 minutes to make it before we had to leave.

I made another Pod Swaddler for a baby shower gift. I need to make a couple of these for myself before #3 comes. I wish I had some when Donevan was a baby because he loved to be wrapped up tight. I liked the old fabric that I found in my mom's stash and thought I was pretty neutral and could be used for a boy or girl.