Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nora's preschool holiday concert

Okay, so it wasn't exactly a concert, but it was still super cute. :) She misplaces gloves left and right and lost her new ones that I bought her the day after Thanksgiving. They were all supposed to wear gloves (not sure why the girl next to her isn't) so I whipped her up some matching gloves, scarf and hat this morning.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fabric and my completed swap apron

Nora and I headed to the JoAnn Fabrics again today. Sean thinks she makes a great shopping partner, but I'm not sure how much I believe that. :p She is cute and talks about all the things that she wants to make, but it's harder to shop with her. :) She's decided that she's asking Santa for a sewing machine for Christmas. Now, before you all worry, it's a)cheap and b)somewhat childproof. It does say for kids six and up, but I'm considering getting my 3.5 year old the machine. I know, I know, but I want to instill the love early! Despite having a step mom who sewed, I did not begin to sew until I was a senior in high school - when I took a sewing class! The lovely Mrs Stoner gets all the credit for teaching me to sew. :)


Looking at the ad on joann's site, I now see that it says not for under three, though the box still says 6+. So, at least if I get it, we'll only be breaking one rule. ;) If I waited until she was six, I'd probably just get her a regular machine, but since she's so young, I figure this is a good start. Plus, I must admit that I'm in love with the fact that it has a cover for the needle - no oopsie accidents!

Okay, so fabric:

for a Christmas apron:

stupid shadow. this is really pretty though:

the shadows make this look more red, but it's more purples with lighter pink flowers.

And finally, an apron that I made for the latest swap that I participated in:

Christmas party

Last weekend we had the pleasure of going to Sean's cousins annual Christmas party. I wish I'd have found enough material cheaply to make a nice wrap, but I didn't, so I tried to make a cheap ring sling work instead. It wasn't comfortable and Josh was having very little to do with it. I'd have been better off using our MT or the fleece pouch sling. Josh gets rather sleepy around 8 pm each night and although he will go to sleep, there was just far too much stimulation going on for him. I know I could have gotten him to sleep, but I'm afraid that because of the action and lack of good wrap (that would make a nice, cozy spot for him) we decided to leave around 8:45. I wish we could have stayed longer, but I know it'll get better each year with littles. Nora had an awesome time and could have stayed longer.

Here are some pictures. Nora had just eaten chocolate, can you tell?

Santa arrives!

Gifts from Santa: