May 22, 2010

More Creating

This time it was a nursing cover. Very fun, functional item. I saw my cousin use one a few weeks ago with her brand spankin' new little one and thought it was a genius idea. I also thought that I could probably make one fairly easily. I was right. I actually made two, one yesterday and one today. I love them both and will give one to a friend who recently had her baby! I'm not totally sure which one I'll keep and which one I'll give away yet. But I better decide soon since I'm taking it to her this afternoon!

I found a very good tutorial online that I used and will probably be making lots of these as gifts in the future! It was about $10 in materials, and an hour to an hour and a half in the making time (today, which included a "helper" for a few minutes and few breaks to start a new playlist of Sesame Street videos). Totally worth both time and money! Here are the pictures:

Also, to give credit where it is due, the tutorial I used was from the blog Make It and Love It and can be found here.

May 17, 2010

Look what I found

... in my bed last night!

Sid and I could hear her chatting away upsatirs at about 9:30. A good 2 hours after she had been put to bed. But I didn't hear her moving around. When I went up to bed at 11 I peeked into her room to turn off the light and discovered an empty bed! I flipped on my bedroom light, and there she was. Sleeping like a rock, right smack in the middle of my bed. Being the good mom that I am I got Sid and my camera. She did sleep the rest of the night in her own bed!

Too sweet!

May 11, 2010

New Quilt Top

I finished another quilt top. I'm pretty excited. It's a Christmas quilt. I know, I know, it's May. But I have had the pieces cut out since sometime in January. I decided to go ahead and join in with Tallgrass Prairie Studio's "Spring to Finish Challenge". This was one of the things I decided that I would get done. And I am counting the top as a finish because now I can move it off of my desk. So here are some pictures of it:

Also as part of the challenge I want to get done the new crib bumpers. I officially have everything I need for them. So that is fabric, batting, ribbon, and thread. So now I have until May 31st to get them done. Well, I guess first I actually have to start!

Kids say the darndest things/ freezer cooking

Today, I did a freezer cooking day at a friends house. She has a three year old and Stella and Wyatt like to play, which makes it easier for us both, since the kids are occupying each other. We wound up staying for dinner, homemade pizza. I called Stella in for dinner and she decided that she didn't want any. She told me so and then as she was walking away said "thanks for offering." You gotta be kidding me.

On to the freezer cooking: I brought home with me:

2 Buffalo Chicken Calzones
16 slices of french toast
24 pancakes (half whole wheat!)
5 Pizza pockets

I was pretty pleased by the amount of food I brought home. It should definitely help with breakfasts, and it's always nice to have a dinner or two in the freezer as well.

May 5, 2010

Nail Clipping

This morning I found myself laughing as I lay in bed squished between Sid and Stella. Stella was sitting up and playing with her stuffed bears. I realized after a minute what she was doing. SHe had found a clothes pin on my bedside table, (don't ask, I don't know either!) and she was clipping her bears nails. Yes, she was holding one foot at a time and clipping their nails, and talking about their hangnails! Guess what we did last night.