Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 10

Ugh.  Our internet has been in and out for several days.  Which means I've been in and out for several days.  Mostly out. The good news is we are upgrading our service on Tuesday and shouldn't have any more problems (fingers crossed).
So in my absence, here is one thing that we didn't get blogged.  Mason had his 4 month check up, and folks, we have big boy on our hands.  He weighed in at 18 lbs, 1 oz which puts him in the 94th percentile, and he is 25 1/4 inches long, putting him in the 61st percentile.  And although we had to get shots this time, he handled them like a champ.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 9

It's another wreath.  This time, I created it to be included in a basket of various holiday items to be raffled off in a fundraiser.  I have a coworker who was diagnosed with cancer and my department is contributing several items to be raffled off at charity event for her benefit.  The good news is that this time, I did NOT burn the heck out of my finger.
In other news, sweet Mason is four months old today!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 8

There is a lot going on around here - on my craft table, that is.  I am nearing completion of my quilt top (woo hoo!) and pieces and parts of many other projects are chilling out up there too.  Recently, this table has also become a home for my husband to run his nightly reports for work, so I think it's time I learn to share my space.  A clean up will be coming soon!
A special thank-you goes out to Mason who has agreed to nap for a decent length of time, which allows this post to be written!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 7

Mason's Grandpa (my dad) came over and read Mason one of my favorite books.  Mason wa so interested.  I love how it looks like he is following along.  He probably already knows how to read, I'm sure.  He's very bright.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 6

With fabric scraps in the trashcan, it can only mean there was a weekend with time for crafting!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4

I made new art for the bathroom.  I had always wondered what kind of art could go in a bathroom.  I know an obvious candidate could be botanicals, but the bathroom isn't exactly the place for a family portrait.  That is just too awkward. But what would be cute?  Bathtub pictures.
Unfortunately I didn't have any of those either, but I did find just about the next best thing.  I found a picture of Byron as a little boy brushing his teeth, and there was one of me from about the same age playing with makeup.
I just turned the pictures both to black & white, resized them, and had them printed at my local Walgreens.  And ta-da! That was that.  And I love it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 3

This was the view to our back deck last night.  It was our first wintry mix of the season.  Yes, we grilled out in the dark and in the rain.  We are going to miss the warm weather and the sun so desperately.  At least the raindrops were pretty to look through.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2 - The Wreath-veal

Many thanks to my sister Betsy for coming up with the name of this post.  I had fun participating in the summer version of the Pinterest Challenge that I'm giving it another go now that the fall version has come along.  I'm going to keep this short and sweet, so what was my inspiration?
And what was my result?
My process was basically this.
1.  Gather supplies.  There are a couple of supplies shown below that did not make it into the final product.  Just saying.
2.  Wrap yarn around the wreath form. This takes forever, so I watched a movie to pass the time.  I also wrapped two layers thick and I used the tacky glue to hold it down.
3.  Make rosettes.  I cut different sized circles in felt, then cut those circles into a spiral.  Wrap them from the inside of the spiral outward and use the tacky glue to hold the end down.
4.  CAREFULLY attach the rosettes to the wreath using hot glue in a pattern that you like.  I did not succeed at this step and have a huge blister because of it.
5.  Hang the wreath.  I used a ribbon I had on hand.
Tada!  That was super easy.  Now go make yourself one.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 1

I haven't found a lot of time to post around here, so I decided to try something new this month.  I am going to post snapshots of our lives around here.  There may not be as many words, but it will be a glance into what is going on every day as we keep making memories as our family.
This picture?  This picture is the unfortunate result of a crafting project gone bad.  More specifically, it's what happens when you try to use a hot glue gun to affix felt to your thumb.  Clearly that wasn't my original intent.  The good news is though that my project is finished and I'll share about it tomorrow as a part of the fall pinterest challenge.