Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Handmade gifts for my kids.

What a busy time of year! I really wanted to post more this year, but at least I started a blog. I have learned so much from so many fellow bloggers. I made some great gifts for my kids this year using patterns and tutorials found on some great blogs.I made Adler this adorable Rocket ship. I used this pattern from the long thread. She has some fabulous ideas. If anyone needs the specifics for the astronauts travel compartment I have the measurements I came up with.For Gina I made a cute doll from a Wee Wonderful Pattern. I used the Chloe pattern, but the yarn I used was too thick to hold a wave. I couldn't bring myself to cut the hair into a bob either.

Also very last minute I made the little doll quilt and pillow using a tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts.

I adore the pillow with pillowcase idea! Gina loved that the pillowcase came off. It's the little things really. The kids both loved their presents made by mom. The rocket ship was a huge hit! All of our friends will probably be getting them for upcoming birthdays. The older kids loved throwing it around and the younger ones love taking the little man in and out of the rocket. I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I look forward to a great 2009 with all of my new blogging friends!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Crafty Sister

Adler Loves Moose and Zee, so for his birthday my super crafty sister made him Moose and Zee softies. She made up her own pattern and everything. This was her first attempt ever at a softie. She is the best Aunt ever!
He loves them so much.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Baby is ONE!

Adler turned one today! The time has seriously flown by!We had a Moose A. Moose and Zee D. Bird birthday party for him yesterday. It was so much fun! had tons of great printables and ideas on their website. (This pic is terrible! I forgot to get pictures of this stuff until after the party.) These are some goodies bags. I printed the images noggin provided on sticker paper and used them to seal the bags. I also used a Moose sticker for a sparkly centerpiece on the cupcake tray (all of the cupcakes were gone when I remembered to take this picture).
I printed out a Moose on fabric and appliqued it to his onesie, along with a green polka dotted #1. It turned out so cute! I can't believe I don't have a better pic of it.

Here is the special Birthday Cake! I made a Moose cake and Zee cupcake! I was overwhelmed at first by this, but it really wasn't hard at all. Noggin had great step by step directions. I really can't believe he is one already. Time goes by so fast when you're having fun I guess :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wow! A whole month with no posts!

I have made some wonderful "friends" through blogging. If they become your Facebook friend too does that make them a "real" friend LOL? I have a great new friend in Kristy . She is super talented! She made my son this adorable MUNO!
I know. Can you even stand it? She should totally be selling these cuties. I could not believe her generosity. My pictures may not be the best, but I love this guy! He is tucked away right now, waiting for St. Nick to place him in a little boys stocking.
This photo shoot had to take place during nap time. I am sure I lost many of you by now. I love Yo Gabba Gabba. Adler and Gina do too. My husband can't stand it. What is worse is he says, "do you really think these characters are appropriate for kids?" So now every time I watch it I have a tainted view of what my husband thinks Muno and his family look like!