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.


LeeAnn said...

The curtains look great! And I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the wood wall. Cute kitties too!

Trisha said...

Oh my gosh, your shower invites are so cute. Fun to see all that you have going on as you prepare for your baby girl. So excited for you! Say hi to Maple and Jody for me and the kids. Did you warn them that we are coming in a few days? :)

Nutsy Coco said...

You've been quite a busy bee! Everything is looking great. I love coupons too, especiall 50% off

Amanda Conger said...

Your cats are absolutely gorgeous. : ) They sound a lot like ours--Abby, our fluffier one, will eat anything and everything she can reach. Jack, our short hair, is the anxious one (not mellow like your baby) but he loves to curl up near you and nap.

Christina J. said...

You are so busy! I love all the things you are making. The curtains in the baby's room are very pretty!

LizzieJane said...

Everything looks wonderful. My goodness you have been busy. Love the colors of that little hat. Clever you for making it for a boy or a girl. Your kitties are adorable. They look so nice snuggling up together.

TracyKM said...

Everything looks lovely!!
Have you thought about sewing diapers or slings/mei tai's? They are both addictive and some of the best mothering 'gadgets' out there :)

PatrĂ­cia S... said...

The curtains are great, i love the fabric and shape. Lovely!

lusien said...

I ask you to 5 pages from the book Knitted Toy Tales! I love this book, but in my book, no pages! If you agree, write to me!