Friday, October 30, 2009

My latest projects. (Pictures)...

This is the season for wool. I LOVE wool!! Here are my latest wool projects: A pair of wool longies for Liam and a new wool hat for Rowan (when he comes). As always I used an old wool sweater found at my local thrift store and then after they are made they get a nice wash in some lanolin and Eucalan wool wash!! There is just nothing like wool!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Crafting...

So its finally my favorite time of year!! And I've been in the mood to do some crafting!! Something that I really been into lately is crafting with wool. I love it. I dabble is some needle felting crafts, but I think my favorite thing to do with wool so far is make "Wooly Soap" as I like to call it. Its a very simple craft and its so much fun! My latest "Wooly Soap" is this lovely plum and lavender colored soap. It took literally 10 minutes to complete. My little Liam is showing it off for me in the picture below. How cute. (oh and it smells really yummy too.....)

Now even though I'm not sure how often we are going to cloth diaper the little one we are expecting.....I still thought it would be a good idea to have a nice stash ready just in case. So I've sewn 2 more diapers to add to the collection. Its a very nice diaper pattern that I purchased on Etsy and I hope that when it comes time to use them, they will be perfect. Its a very versitile pattern. No serger required, no velcro, no snaps, no elastic, NOTHING!! And there is no wrong way to put this diaper on. (In other words, no back). And because its fleece...its snappiable. Oh and I turned these ones into pocket diapers so I could stuff them with a regular burp cloth. I thought these would be really nice on a newborn especially. Here are some pictures of my latest 2 diapers below.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!! God Bless.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ahh Autumn...baking, sewing, & an update.

So Its been forever since I've made it on here to post. It seems now its always an "update" because I'm never on. Oh well, I'm trying. : ) Well I'm almost 26 weeks now and I'm feeling pretty good, well, it is getting harder to move around these days. lol. I just can't believe i'm over half way through this pregnancy. I can't wait for my little Rowan Briar to get here!! Yep, we are naming him Rowan Briar!! Don't you just LOVE that name?? Well, because I am a cold weather type of can imagine that this is one of my favorite times of year. I love everything about fall and winter!! The holidays that occure this time of year, the smells, just the look of it all and one of my favorite things to do is to bake. I love to cook in general, but baking this time of year really makes things special. I found a really awesome recipe lately for the most soft, chewy cookie you'll ever eat!! (the secret ingredient is ........................ pudding!!) I used chocolate pudding for this batch and I really, really liked it. So did everyone else!!

Also during this time of year I love to sew. I have been trying my hand at embroidery and its fun!! I sewed this little tree to the back of one of Liam's P.J's and I am so pleased how it came out. (My first embroidery project).

Well, I'm sure I'll be posting a whole lot more this coming season, especially with the Fair and Halloween coming up. Have a wonderful day!!