Thursday, February 25, 2010
"after his debut in it, Oliver decided that he has a big head and that the hat donning process was a bit too much for his liking since his 13 1/2 inch head barely fit!"
To be fair, Oliver is the first real baby to try on the newborn-sized hat, and I was aware that even newborns are all different sizes when they're born. So I was prepared for the possiblility of the hat being too small...so when Amy bought the hat from me, I had offered to make a bigger one if it didn't fit. So I'm going to make good on my offer now.
Yup...sizing is still a slow learning process. Even with help from Martha. ;)
I don't have any kids/babies of my own, so I can't just go grab one to measure their head...I have to borrow my friends' kids!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I had previously known of Mercer Mayer as the guy who wrote the "Little Critter" books I read as a child, but had never heard of the "Professor Wormbog" book...and thankfully, the local small-town library in Medina just happened to have the book...so I could have more reference pictures than the one on the cover (which does not show the Zipperump-A-Zoo).
I have a deadline to finish all three by March 13th. What have I gotten myself into? It's going to be challenging, but I always say I'm up for a challenge. (Want a little sauce on those words you're going to eat Kira?)
Monday, February 22, 2010
The only problem with them both having red hats is that it's hard to tell them apart from behind now! (The only difference in the hats is that Eli's has black inner ears and Liam's has grey inner ears)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Even though I'm the one that made it, it doesn't fail to make me laugh! I think the timing of the music makes this all the funnier. It wouldn't be the same without the music! I got the royalty-free music from this site.
I can't take any credit for making up any of the poem variations. I got them all from doing a Google search for funny "roses are red, violets are blue" poems.
(This is one of our Engagement Photos)
Maybe I didn't consider Valentine's Day a big deal this year because my husband gives me such an abundance of love throughout the year. And I don't have high expectations as far as cards or gifts. I don't care about diamonds or fancy, extravegant gifts. Gifts are nice, but I don't expect them. It may sound cheesy, but the fact that he loves me is enough of a gift for me! As long as we get to go out to dinner and a movie I'm happy. Well, since we live an hour away from the nearest movie theater, it turned out to be just the movie this year. (since we need to get home to let the dog out). We saw "Avatar" on Saturday. (And I just realized that our movie was in theater 13...on February 13th. That makes me laugh.)
CJ got me roses yesterday too. (He gets me flowers 3 times a year...our anniversary, my birthday, and Valentine's Day...but I never expect it and am always surprised when he gets them). It was funny, because he had gone to the store while I was still asleep, and was planning on surprising me with he roses and breakfast in bed. But I got up to go to the bathroom right as he was coming home, and thwarted his plan to surprise me. But I was still surprised...and I still got roses and still got waffles...just not in bed. ;)
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine..." - Song of Solomon 6:3
Friday, February 12, 2010
I'm still learning a lot about sizing these hats. Trial and error I guess. A big thank you to all my friends with kids who let me use their kids as sizing guinia pigs!
I also keep getting requests from Facebook friends for a green "Yoda" hat. I've been busy, and then sick this week, so I need to crawl out of my sickness-induced lethargy and MAKE stuff!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Yay for making fun, yet practical fuzzy things!
(BTW: I'm hoping to maybe use one of my friends' babies as models soon so I won't have to use the baby doll. It's pretty life-like, but not enough to fool one into thinking it's actually a real baby...so it just ends up being a bit creepy.)
So, eager to try my hand at making a smaller sized hat, I made a newborn Monster-Ear hat...
I made the pattern myself based on the sizing chart on the Martha website and the hat pattern I'd used for the adult sized hat (traced from a pattern for a recycled sweater hat project in the book Last Minute Fabric Gifts)
My model is a baby doll that Aunt Grandma actually gave me years ago...a childhood toy that I keep for my friends' kids to enjoy when they come over. It is supposed to be the size of an actual newborn. It fits the doll, so I hope it fits an actual baby! (this is based on the smallest size on the chart...14 inch circumference and 8 inch crown)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
...with my first sock monkey...Polly Esther!