Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More of this and that

Chicken caught the swine flu.

Dr. Ellie to the rescue! She wrote a whole notepad of prescriptions for the sickies.

LOTS of sickies, judging by the waiting room.

Taking Mo for a "walk." I think she only moved once, to scurry under a bush.

Homemade belt, part of an ongoing series of birthday gifts for Kjerstin (that were all intended to be completed by her July birthday).

Made this little duo for Amy's baby, Katie. It reads "mei mei," or little sister, in Chinese. Amy's family braved Tianjin, too, though left before we arrived. Still, knowing how many of our experiences paralleled makes her a bosom friend. I feel, in some ways, like we went through that year in China together.

Miche R. and I copied this fabric flower design from "the pleated poppy."

This one's a barrette. I'd love to use my scraps to make lots more of these someday.

Pee-pee teepees for Jeff and Cristi. A little silly, but surprisingly useful if you've got a male infant around.

Charlie's trying out their crinkle square. Yep, it works.

Flannel on one side and minky on the other, with plastic wipes case wrapper in between, and ribbon tags for easy attachment. Babies can't resist the crackling of plastic sacks, and finally there's a safe outlet for the urge. Not to mention how much cuter this is than a plastic sack.

I also mod podged (I'm pretty sure that's a legit verb) these letters for their nursery, taking cues from their nursery colors (surf blue and apple green) quite literally.

They were sooooooo enthusiastic and appreciative of my simple gifts-- it made me wish I'd had time to make much more! We had a great visit (over Kyle's winning curry) with the beaming new parents after their Jenny Phillips singing group (technically I'm a member, too) performed for our stake.

Marbled shaving cream craft a new fave.

I love a craft that looks just as good under a toddler's hand as an adult's.

Freezer paper stenciled this shirt for Emily's birthday (also in July, hehe) almost in time for her to wear the t-shirt before it got too cold. (Got the idea from a website Mish found--can't take credit for this piece of "lol" genius.)

I was drowning in party prep, among other things, on Ellie's birthday, so didn't pamper her at all until an evening treat at Coldstone's.

You can safely conclude from their tinted lips that both Mish and Ellie opted for a scoop of blue cotton candy.

And Kjerstin could not suppress her persistent urge to prematurely introduce Charlie to solid foods.

We three went for a walk sporting mobys, chic mamas (and pop) that we are. My moby is the baby item dearest to my heart, and shoulders, and lower back. Because we'd all be aching without it.

This is how Erik feels about shopping at Walmart. The second red purse strap (not very visible) is actually acting as a noose around his neck-- I was almost unable to procure the camera from my bag for this priceless shot.

Ellie spent much of the shopping excursion partially hidden, as well. I don't like to be seen in Walmart, either, but my drive for a bargain sometimes gets the better of me.

Ellie's releve-ing it up in her ballet class. Mish calls it the cutest time of the week. Videos to come soon.

Also coming soon are Dr. Seuss party details, beginning with a short quiz I would love all of you to humor me with by taking, please and thank you.


Joe and Christie said...

Oh, I can't wait for the ballet video! As always, your energy and craftiness is to be envied.

I sure wish I could figure out how to use my moby without assistance from Joe...

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Look at how ambitious you are! I couldn't find your crafty blog--could you remind me of your address? I love your pictures too.

Cristi said...

Oh, yay!! We made your blog!! I feel so special! And all of the CUTE and AMAZING gifts that you MADE for us!!! We love you guys so much!! We are craving more of that amazing curry!

Amy said...

Your kids are SO cute! Love, love, love my baby gift. Finally had a minute to look at blogs and clicked on yours first. As always, it did not disappoint :-). I'm trying not to covet your crafty streak. Must have the instructions on that marbled shaving cream project. Those Wal-Mart photos are hilarious Tif!