Saturday, February 27, 2010

Booties & Hair Clips!

I've been patiently awaiting the day when my baby would have enough hair for a hair clip! Anyone who has seen her in person knows that she has some crazy hair!! So today I finally discovered that a hair clip will stay in her hair! Yeah!

So of course I had to make her one. The only thing I had time to do, while simultaneously teaching my 5 year old son how to use a needle & thread, was make a monogram clip. It turned out pretty well for my first try! I tried to make an owl later out of felt, but it was so time consuming! Maybe I will finish it later tonight.

And here are the booties that I made several weeks ago and have been wanting to share. I purchased the pattern on Etsy, but they would not stay on her feet. So I decided to sew elastic along the inside of the bootie - I just ran it under the crochet stitches and tied it off in a knot. They have not fallen off since!

They have been used A LOT this winter here in Florida, as we have had weeks & weeks of cold weather this year, so they are starting to look a little worn.  I just made her a white pair too - now I just need to get the elastic & buttons sewn on before it warms up!
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Service project for Miliatry Widows

I just read this on another blog and it touched my heart.  I think I will make one to donate.  Anyone want to join me?  

Write It Out Project

Sick Sick Sick!!

The title says it all. We have been fighting colds, coughs, and ear infections around here for weeks! It is hard to find energy to create anything when everyone is sick, but I've managed a few projects this month.

I found a tutorial online for creating the flowery piece on this headband (can't remember where!). For my headbands, I used little girls tights, then just sew them together to fit Mallory's head. Then I added the flower on the seam. I really like the way it turned out, so I decided to make a matching shirt for Valentine's Day.

This week I finished up a LONG overdue baby gift: 2 burp clothes with matching bibs, and a diaper/wipes case with built in changing pad. I followed the tutorial on, but added a handle and snaps to close. I made one for myself before Mallory was born, but didn't add a handle, and I always thought it would be nice to have. This is a great thing for all new moms to have - this way I don't have to lug the whole diaper bag into the bathroom if we are all out at a restaurant or something. I love it and I hope my friend does too!

I have been crocheting quite a bit lately, and have finished several more hats & shoes.  I will be back to share later!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


Monday:  Frozen Pizza (bought some Digiorno on sale at Publix), green beans
Tuesday:  Shrimp Scampi, homemade bread, salad, corn
Wednesday:  Asian Pork Tenderloin (stole this recipe from Orgjunkie herself!), teriyaki rice, broccoli
Thursday:  Chili, cornbread, veggie
Friday: Baked Tilapia, rice, veggie
Saturday:  Burgers, oven fries, veggie
Sunday:  Some sort of Chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie

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