Saturday, May 9, 2009

the top down

One more reason to the spring is hangin' out in Uncle Matt's car with the top down. They LOVE this car - but who wouldn't? They also love Erin's smart car - also in bright yellow. Oh and a random potty training shot.

What do you call it when everyone around you is having a baby?

Time to make some presents!
I have been sewing lots of baby blankets this last month. I have only given 3 away so far, but I'm sewing all the flannel material I have up to be ready for more. I also need to get my etsy shop up and running and maybe make a little side money with all these things too. Anyway, I've had fun with these ones and my new machine has an alphabet in it, so I've been able to put the baby's names and birthdays on them. Some of the fabric I've used and love make it hard to see, but The Mom still knows it's there. I forgot to take pictures of the first one I handed out, but that's OK. I'll put a picture up of the mass (20 or so) more blankets that I'm almost done with. I just have to put the decorative stich on them. I gave them one oversized receiving blanket and a matching burp cloth or two depending on how much of the fabric was left.

Spring concerts

Both the kids have had Spring Concerts this last month. Joseph's was first, and was a lot of fun to watch. I really like his music teacher. Sadly my camera was out of batteries and I have no photos to show you. Picture a mass of first graders on stands singing and doing actions. They even mixed some magic into the performance.

Lorelei goes to head start half the week and they also had a Spring Concert. Each class sang a couple of songs and then they all joined together to sing one or two more. They all wore crazy hats and glasses. I love to see my kids participate in these fun events.


I made 3 felt crowns this week. I stared Joseph's (pirate king)and Gretchen's (purple flower) a while ago, but as many things do, it got pushed to the side to make way for other things. Lorelei is going to a birthday party next week and so I made this ( A with garden)for the birthday girl. I don't think her mom looks at our blog, but if you do, don't show it to Annie.

Como, sweet Como...

We had a fun "girls day" at the Como last week with the Kriz's. It was such a perfect day. I do love the spring. The girls of course had a blast and loved the animals. Thanks Charissa!

I Heart Moss

I have a new love in my life. It's green and cool and damp. No it's not frogs. that is an old love. My new friend is Moss, and I am obsessed now with making Moss Terrariums. Like many of my brilliant ideas, I saw someone else make one first. So I went to the thrift store and bought some glass containers as well as saved pickle jars and candel jars and anything glass thing I could find with a lid. Here is what I have made. I did not make the cute polymer clay mushroom houses, or the hedgehogs, but I will try my hand at the sweet mushrooms in the near future. The 3 with tags were given as gifts for mother's day to my Mom, Mother-in-law, and Grandma G.
The hardest part was finding the moss. I tryed to get it at garden stores ect, but it's no where to be found. Thankfully Matt found some at his place and I now know several places where I can find it.

I had quite a bit of trouble with focusing on these with close ups. I'll need to take some better shots soon.