So I decided to dedicate my blog to my crafts, instead of intertwining both my life and crafts into it. It basically made my myspace not even worth having. Plus I am feeling a bit convicted about putting TMI up for all to see. I get carried away sometimes. It is super fun to blog and just vent, but from now on, at least with the personal life stuff, I will be sticking with the privacy of myspace. I just feel very strongly about this, (I know, I'm a nut) so sorry if you were reading about my life and cared less about the crafts.....LOL. I'm always doing new stuff, so I am sure I won't disappoint! Loves to all!!!
I actually made this about a week ago or so, since it has gotten so cold outside. He looks so very cute in it, I've been putting it on him wherever we go. I tried to get a pic of him in it, but he wasnt' very happy at the moment, so I gave up. I am doing the monogram letter on a clip so it is removable. P's is sewn on cos it wasn't until later that I thought about using a clip. The hat is a chocolate brown beanie (I made it longer so it covers most of his ears) and it has a light blue "P" sewn on it. Can be made in sizes from NB - 12 months. $12.50 for the hat, $3.50 for the monogram clip. Prices do not include shipping.
O.K... so I have been busy. Here are two adorable hats I designed especially for the comming season. The snow princess hat has a cute ribbon tie with "Let it Snow" printed on it, and a light blue border that has a gold shiny thread mixed in. The red and green hat is super soft, and has a cuff and ear flaps with braided ties for decoration. Both will be limited editions. Clicking the photos will enlarge them. Both hats are $25.00+shipping. Thanks again for looking!
So finally I get a chance to upload this new fingerless glove and scarf set I designed for Cloud Dust's new circus set that is comming soon. The bow that will match this set is on her blog here. The outfit is comming very soon. This set, along with some other designs will be featured at trunk shows starting around February 2009. If you are interested in a show, contact Cloud Dust for more information. The set will sell for $35.00. Thanks for looking!
So I finished the car seat for Caroline's new baby girl, Carley. ETA: 2 days! I bet she is a bucket of emotions...I know I was two days before my C-section. It's dark chocolate brown with pink polka dots, with pink minky dot accents. Hope she likes it! Sorry the pictures are kind of crappy.....Kevin left my camera in his truck which was left at his work. I didn't go anywhere today, nor did I want to, so I just had to settle for my little point and shoot cam. It does ok...not that way I like it to tho! Well this will have to be a short post, I have to go feed my hungry man!
So I can FINALLY post the outfits that I made for baby Carley...I think that's how she is spelling it...correct me if I'm wrong. Only three more days until she is here! Caroline absolutely loved them, and her face was priceless when she seen the ruffled pants. She had a great shower, and I have no doubt she will be making tough decisions on what she will put the baby in every day! HA!
So I was also busy today doing a car seat. I will post a pic tomorrow. My husband took my camera again and didn't bring it back home. I am enjoying the bit of cooler weather we have had here lately, but it still doesn't compare to Fall up north. I miss the smell and especially the leaves and the bite of coolness you get in the air.
So here's the blanket I did for Austin. It is made from Camo Minky with grosgrain ribbon for a binding. It is 23x23 square. It is very soft and cozy, and just big enough for a car seat blanket or to get photos made with it. It can be done with almost any kind of fuzzy soft stuff. (Click the pics, they get bigger) Doesn't Monogram Central do a great job? That's who does all of my monogramming....don't know if they have a website or not....I wonder.
I will be getting a seperate myspace, soon as I can sit down and do it, so for now you can just come here to see new stuff. If you have an idea in mind, just ask. I can do alot of stuff. I am trying to focus on mostly crochet, but i don't mind sewing here or there. I may even put up a few tutorials....I have used a ton of tutorials in the past for quick projects and stuff to do when I was bored. FUN!
Other than that, Kevin is comming home early today...WOOHOO. I am going to put him to work for a while and then send him over to his friend's house to finish work he started last week so we can get paid. His little handyman stuff has been a great source of extra for us...Lord knows we need a little extra here and there. I am hoping to put it away so I can get some new threads soon.
I am so stoked Stacy is comming!!!!!!! DID YOU HEAR ME??? STACY IS COMMING!!!!!!!!! I can't wait. I miss her so bad. It is going to go by so quick so I am already sad she will be going home...pout. That's a roller coaster ride of emotions, huh? Well I better go so that it will look like I did something around here today. HEHEHE.
So I decided it was about time to have a family photo done (we haven't had one with Paxton out of the belly in it) We are going Thursday, but I am thinking of waiting until a little later this month. I decided to crochet some accessories for the girls. I finished one set completely, and only have the scarf to make; to complete the other set. I'm selling them for a limited time, $35.00+shipping if you want a set. (Nix the shipping if you live in town, of coarse)
Couldn't choose the cuter one to show off the whole set! :P
Detail of Glove
Detail of Scarf
I actually would have posted this alot earlier, except my husband took my camera to work. The one time I decide to pick it up. He better get home fast. So now I have to wait. At least it is a georgeous day outside. I am trying to get things for crochet organized and on myspace. I am so busy with everything else, I am trying to remember what all I have to do. I seriouly am going to get a planner. it's the only way I can think of to keep track of what is going on lately.
I decided (thanks Stacy) to sell my crochet accessories, mostly to match with Cloud Dust outfits. I had to have a name, so I decided on MelyB. I can't promise a ton of stuff, but I am always trying something new, and seeing cute ideas. So we will see how it goes for a while.
Of coarse when we get our photos done, I will be posting my favs on here. Renee just had hers done, you can look at them on my absolutely fav photographer's (love ya, Sis) website: http://www.bandlphoto.net/
She just re-did the site (it looks great, btw). If you havent' already asked her to do your pics, you are missing out. You get awesome quality for not alot of price...I am serious. GO and SEE.
K. I have got to get off here. Have alot to do still, and don't feel like doing it. SIGH.
So I am so super excited to see that Save the Children has finally brought back this program. It was called "Caps to the Capital" two years ago when they did it for the first time. I'll tell you what it's about.....
In developing countries, 4 MILLION newborns DIE EACH YEAR in the first month of life, half within the first 24 hours after being born. But a package of simple health measures provided to mothers and babies worldwide could prevent 60 percent of these deaths. The missing ingredients to save most babies’ lives include antibiotics to fight infection, immunizations against tetanus, training for skilled birth attendants, and education about breastfeeding and basic care such as keeping the baby warm. This is where your cap comes in!
These babies need more than caps – they need your voice too. The United States can lead the way in saving young lives by increasing funding for critical health measures for mothers and children in developing countries. To do this, we need your help. You can write a letter to the President-to-be. Download the action kit, all the info is in there.
Your cap can help us save a life. Your letter can help us save millions more.
Crocheting is EASY ppl.....your hats don't have to be perfect. YOU can help stop preventable death of these babies. I've posted a link to the save the children website where you can download your action kit. A little bit of your time will greatly help these sweet babies. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet that teach you how to crochet. Need more convincing?? Go to the save the children website and look at all the photos of the sweet babies wearing hats ppl did two years ago. Hooks for crochet are about two dollars, so is a skein of yarn, which will do about 10 of these little hats. It's cheap, and you make a difference.
Me and two of my friends who did this two years ago are getting together on Thursday nights, I think maybe everyother Thursday night to make caps together. Email me if you want to join us. I can help you learn if you don't know how.
K, I will get off my soap box. I really LOVE this program tho.
I am going to go think up some new crochet designs to make some cute hats for this, and maybe some to sell. I am thinking about doing some animal hats, they are super cute on babies. Paxton had one I made him. I also made all his cubby-mates ones while he was in the NICU. I love them. Will photo them as I get them made. Sorry about the teaser yesterday, as soon as I'm able, I'll post pikkies of that stuff too.
Anyhow, I am super pumped about this crochet, and I have some sewing left to do too... Forward this to friends and stuff, start your own group or something!
Well, I was going to blog about something so adorable I did this afternoon....Thanks alot Stacy, you got me wanting to do oodles of sewing!!!! But I realized that the person these are for could possibly read this and see it, so I can't tell you about it....Sorry. LOL!!!
Well I wanted to photograph my girls in another crochet project I did, but I got hung up sewing so I didn't have time.
Elaina FINALLY got her cheerleading uniform. It looks really great and she loves to put it on. Tomorrow will be her second game she's cheered so far. I am glad it is in the morning. YAY.
Kevin has to work again tomorrow for part of the day, so I will be sewing/crocheting while the baby sleeps. I should be doing laundry and cleaning, but I don't feel like it so ptthh!
Check your myspace Stacy, I think I can private blog the pic...you have got to seee....
I went to Hobby Lobby for some ribbon, and came home with not the ribbon I needed, some floral wire for bows, and some fabric. I was wanting to make the girls some outfits for our fall photo, but I couldn't pass up this cute pink and black. I think I am going to make an apron front shirt and some ruffled pants. Be expecting the pic of Mia in it soon.
I made a bow to go with the prospected outfit, I hope I made Stacy proud. I tried it a few times before I got it to look sort of how I wanted it. I am sure it definitly is not the way it is "supposed" to be done, but whatever way I did it, it worked. Now all that's left is to hot glue the clip to it. I have to dig in my sewing closet for the hot glue gun. I think I am going to pull everything out and get it all organized good. WOo HOo!
I am going to be working on the camo blanket for Robin tonight. I'll post it once I have the monogramming done. I had to go to walmart of all places, to get the ribbon. I was suprised they actually had what I needed. Tomorrow is Hancock Fabrics Day.....they have Simplicity patterns $1.99 tomorrow and Friday. I am going to go right after I get done at the gym. I hope they have the ones I want left.
The tutorial link is on the right side. It has a printable pattern for you to use and is easy to alter. Mia wears a 3, and the pattern is for a 2. I forgot to lenthen the straps, so instead of tying it, I made button holes and put buttons. Enjoy!
Without further adue..... enjoy Mia in her smocket!