Sunday, October 18, 2009

Getting My Craft On!!

So while hubby has been out of town, I have been busy crafting! Once I get the kids in bed at night that is... I've been staying up so horribly late!!! But I am so digging it!! I haven't been in bed by 1am since he left!

I actually broke out the sewing machine! Last night I made this really simple Fleece Gnome Hat. It's not the greatest picture, but it's darn cute!

My favorite is this adorable crocheted pumpkin hat!! Is that the cutest hat ever?? ;)

I started off by altering a girly booty pattern that I'm in love with, but wanted to make some less girly booties for my boy! The pattern is for mary janes, so I just had to fill in the stitches where the hole is and then added a couple of rounds in the cuff... I don't know what inspired me, but I was going to make them in red for a Christmasy set... but my orange yarn jumped out at me and I thought..hmmm...little pumpkiny booties! I was just going to leave them plain orange, but then I just happened to have this perfect green sitting out that I had made some other things with... and I thought I would add some edging to make it look leafy or viney... And after I finished the first bootie I thought I must have a hat to match!! So there you have it!

It's a wrap! I finally got around to making that baby wrap! And I LOVE IT!! I was (and still am) in love with the pouch sling, which is awesome for the cradle hold and to get him to sleep, but if he's wanting to sit up I have to hold on to him with one hand... but the wrap? Pretty much hands free!! I found the instructions here. Super easy!! Except I did it the hard way... unable to find jersey in the limited craft supply store here, I resorted to cutting and sewing a jersey sheet. Jersey is really awful to work with - at least the jersey this sheet was made of.
I was really set on doing more crafty stuff tonight - like make the 2nd bootie ;) But we had a long and exhausting day! I loaded up all the kids and road tripped it to a halfway bigger city about an hour away. Sadly because they have a bigger Wal-Mart that still has their fabric/craft department (the one we usually go to [30 mins away] got rid of that dept!)... so I got some more material to make some more slings with. I'm completely addicted! ;) Actually I wanted to make one for my niece who had a baby a few weeks ago... and maybe one for my mom's friend who just adopted a toddler and just had her 1st baby.

Anyway, we ended up gone all day! From about 11:30am until 7:30pm! All that staying up all hours of the night is catching up with me! ;)


Anonymous said...

Ooooooohhhh! Orange booties and hat!!!!

~~Mel~~ said...

OMG that pumpkin hat and the adorable!

I still can't get over how big lazy baby is already. Wow time flies.

Krimmyk said...

Wow, thanks for showing me how not crafty I am! You have mad skills I will never have. you need to make an Esty store or something!

Krimmyk said...

oh, I forgot your background is AWESOME!!!

Missy said...

the booty and hat is so stinking cute!

I too find myself staying up late at night in order to have time to myself and do things that I want to do without any interruptions. I can relate.

Stopping in from SITS.

April said...

You have the cutest baby ever!!! Love the pumpkin hat and booty! So cute.

Helene said...

Looks like you're having such a great time!! The booties and the hat are adorable!!

I love the slings...I didn't realize they were so easy to make! I just saw a blog where the girl was wearing a sling made specifically for twins. I wish I had had something like that way back when!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest stinking hat ever!

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