Wednesday, December 15

ornaments 2010

crochet bobble ornaments

memory ball ornament!
memory year ornament
I LOVE this! I wrote down good special memories for the past year on little slips of paper then slathered a clear glass ornament ball in mod podge and placed the memories on top. Then slathered much more mod modge on top. 12 hours later it was on the tree with a year tag. I hope to do this ever year.

crochet baubles!
crochet bobble ornaments
I had planned to make the girls daycare teachers some quilted ball ornaments until I saw this little gem. Not only are they so so so pretty they take no time at all and I was able to use up some yarn I wasn't sure what to do with. (my yarn was a bit thinner than the tutorial yarn so I did an extra round before dropping my ball in)
crochet bobble ornaments

family ornament
thumbprint ornament
The girls (still can't get over that there are two girls now!) put their thumb prints into a flattened ball of bakeable clay. Then Lills jazzed them up with paint and I sealed them with modpodge.

Here is our activity advent. Envelopes made from cardstock holding each day's activity. We are having so much fun with this and Lilly has been practicing recognizing double digit numbers, bonus!
Christmas activity advent
Christmas activity advent

Wednesday, December 8

big butt baby pants

big butt baby pants

I'm addicted, it is an easy, fast, cute pattern. That always makes me giddy with how cute the finished pair is!

October 314
October 261
October 257
October 065
September 010

big butt baby pants

big butt baby pants

Two pairs of that pile my friend Jess made for Jane and included matching onesies!
September 123
(m is for our last name)
September 119
Thanks again Jess!

December 071
I have plans for many many many more baby pants for Jane, I have a new stack of fabric AND a NEW SERGER!!!!! Gregg got me a SERGER for Christmas!! A SERGER!! big big big points. He did all the research and surprised me with it on Monday! (imagine picture of me hugging said serger here)

Thursday, December 2

Jane's Stocking

Jane's stocking

Well this stocking was supposed to be for Jane but now it is mine and she get's my green one from last year. I had planned to make her a red stocking but I didn't like any of the reds at the yarn shop and Lilly was driving the yarn shop owner mad with her touching all the yarn (I can see her point of not wanting the yarn to get messed up but Lills was touching the yarn much like we all do when in a yarn shop!) So I felt extremely rushed to get the stocking yarn and get out. I love orange, forgetting Jane might not be such a fan for her Christmas stocking. Then the finished stocking turned out to be a bit smaller and weaker than Lilly's stocking and my green one. I think the two girls should have the biggest baddest stockings...thus the switch.

This is my 2nd time knitting from a purchased pattern (the first I have yet to show) and I must say I was expecting purchased patterns to be flawless. Neither of them were, mistakes, and/or poorly written instructions. I really was disappointed to pay for something that I had to think extra hard about what the heck to do next.

Pattern: Snowflake stocking from Ann Norling #1020 ( I bought mine from my local yarn shop)

Yarn: berroco vintage (such nice soft washable yarn!) cream is patons wool

Jane's stocking
(look how nice that yarn is!!)

Oh, Happy December! We started up our advent calender yesterday! We also added in a new calendar where we get to do a Christmas related activity every day. Such fun so far!