Sat Sept 25th our new little one arrived! Here are my boys in their Big/Little Brother shirts that I made.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I'm linking up to http://www.redtedart.com/ 's upcoming OCT Christmas Month. Maybe this will inspire your Christmas craft juices as well!
A few years ago, I made this as a gift for my husband for Christmas. He had talked about having something like this as a kid and all the great memories that went with decorating the tree each year...kids taking turns, etc.
I found many of these ideas on a blog (but I have no idea where anymore, please let me know if you know)
The basic idea is a quilted tree background, lots of red buttons, and pretty, decorated ornaments. I put pockets on the bottom with the dates in Dec, and to hold the ornaments until they are hung. The 24th is a star for the top of the tree. I had a blast making it, but it took a long time.
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Monday, September 20, 2010
It's still WAY too hot here in Hong Kong to wear a hat, but I just had to try a pattern from a new book I got as a gift this summer. I've been looking forward to knitting one of these; they are all SO cute.
Since I don't know the gender of my next baby (actually my due date is TODAY, come on baby!), I decided to knit a winter hat for my two year old. I'm not sure if it was my needles or yarn, but my hat is WAY to big for a two year old. The pattern said it was for a 1-2 year old. I was able to get him to pose for a few pictures, but it will have to given to a slightly older kid.
I wasn't going to add the fleece lining, just a nice cotton hat for the coolness of HK, but now that I will give it as a gift, I added the liner, and it looks so great.
I'm still really looking forward to trying out more patterns, even this one again (smaller). Stay posted for more great hats!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Before my first little guy was born I made this cute baby toy for him. I knit the little dolls and strung them on elastic with beads between. He even enjoyed it when he was just a month old... I love these pictures! SO little...
Anyway, I wanted to make something similar for the next baby... The knit dolls looked pretty ratty after a baby batting at them for awhile...
So I decided to use the same concept only with little animals. I found a Koala bear pattern (the yellow ones) and a monkey pattern (blue) and made two of each. Of course because of the colors and other changes mine look nothing like the originals, but still turned out cute. I didn't really care if they looked like real animals. I reused the same beads and bells from the first edition, so it went together fast.
It's long enough to string over the bouncy seat, swing or crib for a little baby entertainment.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Usually when I sit down to make a batch of cards, no two end up being the same. This time I was in mass production mode, so I have some common themes. I used the same supplies and then added a twist to each card so they are still pretty different. I started by stamping a bunch of cards with different sayings (thank yous, general notes, friendship, etc) Then added color and embellished around them. In two nights work I was able to get all these finished, so happy!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Here's the final product of my Black-and-White experiment. Some of the others that I had started with didn't have enough other similar pictures to make a set, but I love the farm animal theme. I'm printing and laminating these to go by our changing table.
Please use these if you see something you like!
I'm due in 13 days, come on baby!
Friday, September 3, 2010
When I had my first baby I found (and loved) these black and white pictures for babies...
Click here to check out the fabulous site where they are found.
So useful by the changing table.
So for an easy project while waiting for this baby, I thought I might try my hand at a similar concept.
So far, I've come up with three different ideas... I think I will try and choose just one, and make a few more so they go together... I just used the free version of picnik, and here's what I came up with...
Now I just have to chose one to go with and create more pictures along that theme. Please feel free to use these for yourself if you want. Just click to enlarge and print... or go make your own, its easy! If you come up with some images, please let me know, I'd love some more inspiration!