then i found this newborn hoodie in the clearance stuff at walmart... it looked so snugly and ohio statey that i had to get it. i had so much fun making the other booties (it's such a quick project!) that i thought i'd make him some to match his hoodie (and dad's diaper tote).
oscar kept asking "whatcha makin'?"
and i'd say "a _____"
and he'd say "for ninja?"
and i'd say "yeah! for ninja!"
saying that over and over kept him occupied for about 15 minutes.
now i'm off to wrap and pack so that monday morning i can ship! i'll post pictures once the package makes it to ohio.
ps. this is my 100th post! woo!
i just finished reading these books a few days ago. i'm still not sure how much i really liked them.. i suppose i liked them enough to finish them. some parts were annoyingly predictable, and some things were so repetitive... but still something to read.
it took awhile to pick them out, and there was still plenty of wax left on the top of the cake, but it was fun.
ok.. so it's not spring yet, but i tackled a project i've been putting off forever. two of our closets were cluttered with bags full of fabric/scraps/yarn/patterns. i went and bought some containers and sorted most of the fabric (sorta by color.. i wish i had more containers). i even got a flat one that i filled with yarn and shoved under the bed.
now i just have to get rid of the rest of the clutter in the closets...
(i spent most of sunday in front of the computer with a phone attached to my head to make up for it)
a p.s. for aunt robyn and uncle mike - oscar's sitting on the floor next to me with his potty book saying 'TO THE POTTY!'
oscar showing off his new year's eve tattoo and lane looking handsome in his new reading glasses.
we had cheese balls. one with nuts and one without. and decorations from last year.
after dinner, we opened christmas presents and shared some hugs
i bought some glowing fun at dollar tree. we had lots of fun putting on our glowing earrings and such. lane got a glow sword and oscar got a glow wand.
and there was a puzzle, of course. i'll let you know when we finish it up and i get my table back.
we got lane some kind of crayola light thing for christmas.. here he is practicing drawing stars. this is a cool toy.. i played with it as much as he did.
everyone fell asleep while danielle and i were working on the puzzle.
the next morning i made waffles for everyone and we spent new years day working on the puzzle and watching a movie. then we had some black eye peas and turnip greens with cornbread for dinner. mmm.
when mom and dad came to visit in november, i bought one of these patterns on etsy. mom taught me how to read the pattern and a bunch of stitches i didnt know. after working with it a long time and changing the pattern, we came up with some booties. i made a pair of red and grey ones for ninja. i figure he'll have plenty of red and grey clothes to wear them with. i'm also really excited that i can crochet something besides a scarf now! yay!
i thought i'd post about the things i made for christmas. i couldnt post about them earlier, since it would spoil the surprise.
for robyn and angie, i made thanksgiving trees. i used felt and ribbon and stitch witchery... the only sewing i did on it was on the little pouch that holds the pins and leaves. each year they can hang it on the wall and write things they're thankful for on the leaves. pinning the paper leaves on the tree was the only thing i could come up with, but maybe i'll think of a better way to do it someday. i also hope to find some cute little photo albums or something to keep the leaves from previous years in.