Friday, November 14, 2008

New Stuff

A good friend commissioned an Owl hat & coat from me a while back,and not too many have seen it, so I thought I'd share. The hat is based loosely on the fabric inside the coat. I always intended on doing an owl hat, but never got around to it with all the others. So thanks to fun friends I sometimes get to create new things. That's the fun part of it for me anyway. That & seeing the kids enjoy them. Sometimes we are late leaving the house in winter because the kids can't pick which hat to wear that day.

Here is the owl coat I made. It has the same design as the others I've done. I love the printed fabric inside. It's fully lined with turned cuffs and toggle closures. I'm going to make one foe Lorelei in the spring with the same owl fabric. But it will have a purpley colored fleece instead of teal.

This is my new Snake/Cobra hat. It was a commission and I had lots of fun with it. I need to make one for Joe still. This is the little reptile I made it for. He's so cute. Kara, I hope it's OK that I stole photos from your blog.

Potty training

Whenever Gretchen sees a pair of Lorelei's panties she steals them and runs away to put them on. It cracks me up. We are starting the whole potty training thing, but I look forward to it much in the same way as I look forward to teaching teenagers how to drive. I DON'T! She has gone potty once in the toilet, and has sat on it a thousand times. I need to give her consistency. Anyway, this is one of the times she was found wearing her sisters unders. (Or as Braden calls them, Tuesdays). She does seam pretty excited about the whole thing. Maybe i should find some undies for her baby dolls.


Joseph changed his mind more often than his underwear this year about who he wanted to be for Halloween. Oh I miss the days of being in charge of that decision. As you can see he is Batman. He already had a Batman symbol &, But to my chagrin it had a BLUE cape. He wanted the grey Batman with Black cape and scalloped edges and including yellow belt and black briefs, but not forgetting the hood and boots. I had to start from scratch here. In the nick of time I completed this ensemble just before halloween. I was even able to make and then modify a muscle suit to wear under it. (When I first made it, it looked a little busty-oops). We face painted the top half of his face black for the church party, but He opted out on the Big night.

Lorelei goes through phases of which movies she wants to always watch and who she is pretending to be. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with her. But, she seams to always come back to Belle. She was also Belle last year. Grandma bought her a cute crown to wear this year and I just had to take down the Hem I put in last Fall.

Gigi was Snow White. It wasn't until we started talking about Halloween costumes that I found out she knew all the disney princesses names. Luckily we had this costume in the dress up box and I just had to shorten it to fit my littlest princess. Apples have been a favorite fruit since going to the orchard, so we thought it a nice touch. Let's hope she knows the person who gave it to her. Learn from Snow white. Don't take apples from creepy & pushy older ladies.

Here are my three rascals all together. They were pretty cute. Gigi carried her apple with her everywhere until she realized how hard it was to gather candy from strangers while munching on the poisonous fruit.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

She's done it again!

I know I should be using my time to blog about our family and goings on, but this lady seriously blows my mind!!! Where does she come up with it all? I sure hope I win. I LOVE the Nordic feel with my Norwegian background.

Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!