Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

(Sorry this picture is the best I had)

Bat Wade
taken yesterday.

Sadly, Wade's costume never
made it trick or treating.
He was so sick he didn't even care.
He did wear it the entire day and even insisted
on napping with the boots on for both of
the 2 hour naps he took today.

Ruby made sure she brought
home lots of candy for him.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumkin Patch'd Out

Last week I went to the pumpkin patch
twice. Once with Ruby's class and once with
Wade's class. For Ruby's trip we road
on the school bus and I was the parent
in charge of Ruby and her friend.

Here they are on the hayride.
Yellow class bandannas on head to keep
then safe and color coded.
Grade schools are so organized.
They have it done to a science.

Ruby's class picture.

Wade's class pic.

It I hadn't been sick on Sunday it
would have been my third trip of the week.
The kids went with family on Sunday.
I think it is safe to say I am done till next year.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dress for Ruby

I fell in love with this little dress pattern
I found on Etsy. Of course it was in

Then I found this fabric that I knew
Ruby would love.

I was surprised at how large the
Japanese 8 turned out.
Sometimes I wish American patterns
were half as cute as the Japanese ones.
Or that they were translated into English.
I guess it is part of the challenge.
The good thing is when you do one
in English it sure seems easy.

A special gift

Great Grandma Roz sent Ruby this little
sewing machine for her birthday.
It was hers when she was a girl.
She received it as a gift from her cousin in 1927!

Ruby and I threaded it up and worked
on our first project today.

Here are our completed vest and
legwarmers for Wade's bunny.

Thanks so much Roz!
This gift will be well loved
in our house.

Next up
undies, a hat, and
a bow tie for bunny.

Monday, October 19, 2009


6! And this is the reason why we needed
toothy toothy so badly. We are now minus 3
baby teeth.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

toothy toothy

A very sweet mommy friend (aka Caroline) knitted this
up for Ruby for her birthday. It has a little knitted
pocket on the back to put your tooth in.
I don't know who loves this more, them or me.
Wade lovingly named it toothy toothy
(pronounced toofy toofy).

Do you think his cheeks will get smaller as he gets bigger?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Skulls and Crossbones by Ruby

About a month ago Ruby handed me all of these cards that she had made.
Today Wadey and I sewed them into
a Halloween banner.
I hope she doesn't get mad. She wanted
them to be Halloween cards.
Selfishly, I was unable to let them go.
I think they are so darn cute.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

We dyed!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to get away
for a few child free nights with a couple of crafty friends.
Tess had read an article about dying yarn with food coloring
and had let the kids try it out.
They were ready to do it kid free.
So here is how it looked to begin with.

Then we soaked it in water and vinegar.

Next, we layed it out and started dying it.
(the super fun part)

It is hard to tell what it is going to turn out like.
I was trying to make mine rainbow for leg warmers
for Ruby (Caroline had just made leg warmers
for her daughter out of the yarn the kids dyed).
I called this part the super hippie phase.
It looks all tie-dye and crazy.
Then you steam it and hang it out to dry.

I can't get over how beautiful they all turned out!
I love Caroline's pink!

Here is the almost done set!
I am really happy with how the yarn looks.
This was so much fun.
I can't wait to do it again with Ruby.

Thanks for the pics Caroline!
I forgot my camera.