July 14, 2010

A Week Without the Internet

I'm still here, we just couldn't get online all of last week and this weekend. That makes blogging a challenge! haha I did get lots of little things done so I have some more things to show you. 

I already have itty-bitty toys, remember Santa? Well, I used one of my weekly coupons from Borders and picked up itty-bitty hats. My baby will be drowning in hats! This one's called the "pastel marley" hat, I mostly finished it last night but it still needs the wiggly bits on top. It's pretty big because I used monkey yarn to make it, not quite the right scale but I figure she'll grow into it and if she has a brother one day, he can wear it too.

The baby's room is a work in progress too! The curtains are made & hung, along with the new blinds. You can just see a glimpse of the wood panels on the left wall. It's all installed and primed now, I hope to get it painted in the next couple days (I think a crib may arrive at my door this weekend). What do you think so far?

Here's a little update on the granny square blanket. I'm happy. I just have about 24 more squares to make. 

I've completed the most fiddly and tedious part of the baby shower invitations. I need to get to the part where they say something and go into an envelope next. 

This is one of my next projects for the baby's room. I'm not telling exactly what it will be, but you'll see.

This goes with the Honey Bun & wreath above. (I got this book at JoAnn with a 50% off coupon! I love my coupons.) I want to make everything in this book! When the baby is big enough to dig her way out from under all the hats, she'll have to climb a mountain of knitted, sewn & crocheted toys. Poor little lamb.

So that's a taste of what I've been doing around here. I got the fabric to finish the baby quilt and I also made something for her room with these. I'll keep you posted. Now, I really must get to work on some custom coupon organizers for my shop.

One more thing! Trisha mentioned that I didn't blog about my cats much. You know, my "current" children? Here's a little taste of what a day in the life of Maple & Jody is like....

Yeah, she even goes for peanut butter cookies. I like to call her "The Bottomless Pit" (all 20+ pounds of her) or "Fluffy Princess".

Always interested in what's going on in the kitchen. So helpful.

Jody's more relaxed and mellow. Though he can be quite a pest when he needs a lap to sit on, he's a little relentless sometimes.

Can you tell which one's the toddler and which one's the teenager? Kids!

Don't worry, they both find time to rest.

July 02, 2010

The Happy Hooker

I seem to be crocheting a lot lately, not sure why. I guess maybe I needed a break from all the knitting & sewing I've been doing. So here are a few things I've got going and have finished recently. What do you think?

Here's a little granny square blanket I'm working on for my baby. I'm using cotton yarn from Michael's for this one. I'm not a yarn snob, besides, look how great these colors are! I've always wanted to make something with them. It's Cotton Ease from Lion Brand. I thought it'd make a nice weighty blanket that I can wash easily. If I have any left over, I'll make some dish scrubbies or hot pads.

These little Flower Mary Jane's are from a pattern I bought on Etsy from monpetitviolon. It was an easy pattern and it's always nice to make something that doesn't take weeks to finish, haha. Can't wait to put them on some tiny little footsies.

The yarn shop near my house recently had a retro pot holder swap and had the cutest cherry pie pot holder in the window. I had to make one for myself so I whipped this one up last night. Mine's more like a tart, it's going to be used to clean dishes. 

That's my crochet update, here's a little bit of other stuff going on around here.

I had a bag of left over beads & crystals from my wedding, so I asked Trisha's daughter to make some stitch markers for me. We accidentally happened by a bead shop in the process and I ended up with these fun glass beads. You can see a few of my crystals in there, can't you? I'll have some cute stitch markers and some pretty ones.

(Terrible photo alert!)

This is the quilt I'm working on for the wall in the baby's room. It will have some fun (and fiddly) sashing soon. I used the fabrics I showed you before and added a few extras to get more variety. I think I like it so far.

The curtains are hung in the baby's room now too, so I'll show you those once the curtain rod is trimmed and has received it's finials. Fingers crossed, the white panel wall will go up this weekend!