Saturday, February 12, 2011

1 Bucket List Goal down!

So when I was about 8 or 9 years old my mom taught me how to crochet. I have gone back and forth for many years crocheting. I will make a couple of wash cloths, or a scarf and be done or a couple more years. Then after I had Noah it graduated to crocheting the edges of blankets. But I have NEVER taken the time to learn how to read a crochet pattern.
I have finally done it! My first one was a earwarmer headband from my friends crocheting company called Polka Dot Posh. Cassi has some of the cutest hats, diaper covers, shoes, and baby photo props that I have ever seen.

I technically can't say that one is complete because I still have to sew on a button before it can be worn. But I can say I finished this one! I saw on a crafting website somewhere a lady made a Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas) hat and I knew my boys and husband would love to have one. So I found a basic pattern for a fitted hat and then crocheted eyes and sticked on his nose and mouth. I love it and Nick has yet to take it off since I put it one him. It is a little tight on his head, but my kids have big heads. Most toddler heads I think it would be great on! Excuse his red eyes and his running nose, he was just crying from being woken up from a nap.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Floor Cushions

So about a week ago Collin and I decided that the boys need a playroom more than he needs an office.
We both were hoping that this might end the toys ending up all over the house (haha- yeah I know).
A couple days after we had rearranged everything I noticed that ALL of my pillows and blankets started disappearing; and would some how reappear in the toy room! (Magic as Noah tells me)
So I thought back to this awesome craft I saw on Living with Punks, making some floor cushions for the wee little ones. So i pulled out that HUGE bolt of fabric from my sisters wedding and got to work.
The boys love them. It has been three days so far and not ONE of my couch cushions has reappeared in the toy room (yet...cross your fingers)