Thursday, May 13, 2010

Half Mer-Baby

I thought I gave birth to a little girl. I may as well have had her in a bath tub cuase she loves the water. I mean LOVES the water. Elliott is not afraid to put her face under the water in the shower or blow bubbles in the bath water. I think she's part mermaid. This is what I can expect whenever we water the flowers...

"Hoot"er Hiders

A mommy must-have when nursing! Here are a couple I made recently for some new mommies. Patrick suggested the owls, so I found special owl fabric to match each of the new mommy's personalities.

 This one I made for my sis-in-law Candice. She reminds me of bright fun colors like these materials. While I was sewing it the leaves were reminding me of pot leaves (short 1 leaf, though) 
and the big-eyed owls do look a little hopped up!
This next one I made for a friend at work who wasn't going to find out what she was having. I wanted the owls on the outside because they are so cute! But the fabric was very boyish. I was afraid she might have a girl so to play it safe I put the owls on the inside. Turns out her sonogram tech ruined the surprise and she's having a boy! So I offered to switch it so the owls were on the outside and she said, "No way!". She wanted her baby boy to be able to peek at the owls while nursing. Glad she loved it!

The Never-Ending Project

I've always wanted to organize my recipes. It's an ongoing process but I finally started it and am pretty happy with the results. I make all the cards on my computer. Now I have all my favorites saved on the computer with cute designs to accompany them. So instead of just adding any recipe to my box, my goal is to try it out first before I type it up. That way I know it's a fave that I'll use again and again instead of collecting random recipes that I never try or holding onto bad ones. When I finished the cards I couldn't find my recipe box because we have so much stuff packed up in storage. I found a small tin flower planter in the dollar section at Target that works out great. I love it!
Here's what I came up with...


Elliott's other new favorite cousin ,besides baby Megan, is baby Eleanore. Elliott loves her...almost to death. So we have to keep a good eye on her around Eleanore. Patrick is a very proud uncle. She is so cute! 
Good job Trevor and Candice!