Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Disneyland maybe??

Okay, so I haven't told any Aurora stories lately. That kid cracks me up daily. She is so funny and creative. I think one of the down falls of a creative mind is scary dreams. She has only had a few, and truthfully I think the thought of them is worse than the actual dreams, but she prays ever night (yes, I know it is shocking, but my kids do pray) that she won't have scary dreams. The other night she added a new twist. The is what she said "Heavenly Father, thank you for my good day. Thank you I could go to school and thank you for my mom and dad and sister. Please help that I don't have scary dreams......but fun dreams are okay, like Disneyland maybe?" I had to leave the room so I didn't upset her with my laughing! We haven't been to Disneyland, but we do watch Charlie and Lola everyday on the Disney Channel. I knew we were in trouble when she came to me one day and said "Mom, did you know there is a place we can go and visit all our Playhouse Disney friends??" Oh that kid!!

So I promised pictures of Eve's birthday. I also want to show you pictures of the sweater I did for Eve. The collar didn't turn out as nice as I wanted, but after my 3rd attempt I decided it was good enough. I sure looks cute on though!! I am also going to show you a pic of the new kitty doll, Shanna. I love that the girls promptly name all the new creations.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A new obsession!

Okay, so now all I want to do is make little stuffed toys and knit them up things to wear!! LOL I forgot to show you all the little sweater I made for Mia. It also fits the kitty I made tonight, but I still need to finish up the face, so you will have to wait to see her. I did however finish the cutest bunny in the whole world. Want to see???? I got the pattern here. You have to check Hillary out. She is amazing! I have all of her patterns now and will be making them regularly. I can't wait to get started on the space girls for Aurora and Eve! For now, here is the bunny:

Seriously cute right?? (only answer if you agree! I am just looking for praise here!) I gave this little bunny and her reversible dress to my mom. I am still thinking about making her a little male companion......we will see. I also promised more dresses so she has seasonal options. Now I just need to figure out how to make Pilgrim and Santa dresses for her. :) Don't worry, I haven't given up knitting. I just needed a breather after finishing the sweater I did for Eve's birthday. Yes, it is finished, I just haven't snapped any pictures yet. I will do that soon. I should also post the picture I took at Eve's party. Yes, just one.....well okay, there were three, but they are all of her and the cake. How do people run a party and take pictures??? I am not that talented! I will post those pics in a day or so. For now, I am tired, it is the wee hours of the morning and I am going to sneak a few hours of sleep in before I need to get on with my Sunday.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Say hello to Mia!

Thursday is Eve's 2nd birthday. I cannot believe my baby is already 2 years old. My, how the time has flown. I wanted to get her something special so I found a really sweet 9 inch Waldorf doll that looks like the little sister to Aurora's doll Rena. For some reason I put off buying it, and when I went to purchase it a couple of weeks ago no longer available. I was heart broken. We decided on some other gifts, but just haven't been satisfied. So last night I decided to go ahead and make a doll for Eve. I have been eyeing these dolls for months. I finally bought the pattern a few weeks ago, but last night I decided to brave my temperamental sewing machine and give it a shot. She's got lots of "character", but for my first attempt I am rather pleased! What do you think?

Now to finish Eve's sweater.....and maybe even a felted crown???? How fast do you think I can knit? :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

If you can't say anything nice.......

Sorry for the long absence. I was in a grumpy mood the past few weeks and just really didn't have anything positive to say. I'm over it and ready to blog again (in my regular pattern of once or twice a month! LOL) Get ready for a ton of pics. I stopped blogging, not taking pictures!!

So what have we been up to?? Well, I have been knitting. I am attempting to finish a sweater for Eve's birthday. I am more than half way finished. The problem???

TINY NEEDLES!!!! So I am bored of doing row after row of boring stockinette on size 3 needles. I need to get motivated. I only have 2 more weeks!

I am also having fun with little projects. Baby hats are so fun and only take a couple of hours. I think they are the CUTEST things EVER!!

Or on the opposite end of the spectrum, bulky yarn, huge needles, and 3 hours were all it took to teach a friend of mine to knit last week. CUTE HAT!

My other completed project is another purse. This time I did a flat handle. I am really pleased with the result. What do you think??

Other than knitting we have recently torn the house apart and completely rearranged the house. We got a new bed, and the girls now have a play room. The house is just now recovering, but I am really liking the new set up. Hopefully it will help to keep things neat and tidy (hehehe yeah right.......I didn't hire a maid, I just shoved all the toys in the VERY back of the house!!) We have also been enjoying the snow. Jeremy and the girls made a sweet little snowman. They had so much fun! With spring coming it might be the only one we get to do this year.

Alright, I am off to bed. I will try to update again sooner. I am sure you will see Eve's birthday, maybe something sooner!