Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Is Coming

And that is why its been so quiet here lately. Well that and the fact that my laptop decided to die on me. Ugh. I know, I'm a bad blogger. Seriously though I've been working really hard on Christmas gifts and gifts for the Holiday Exchange on the 'ville. In fact I've been sewing my fingers to the bone all day working on two bags. Yep I said sewing. I can't believe it. All I have to do is sew in the lining and I'll have my first ever completed sewing project. Yea me!
But I've also being crocheting up a storm. I've been working like mad on Christmas gifts hoping to get them done in time. Here is an awesome set I made for one of my cousins...sorry not telling which one.

I made this set from the incredible Oluchi Ribbed Hat and Scarflette pattern you can find on MsSunflwr's etsy shop. If you haven't been to her shop get over there and check it out. She has some beautiful designs. This pattern was so easy to understand and quick to make, not to mention the results are spectacular. I used I Love This Yarn in Hot Rose for the hat and Angel Fleece in Ladybug for the Scarflette and couldn't be happier about how it turned out. I have made several more hats from this pattern and am going to start more scarflettes very soon. This has quickly become my favorite hat and scarf pattern, especially because it is so warm and its beginning to get very cold here.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Okay I guess I'll just go with these tiny thumbnails until I can figure out how to fix my pictures. Here are some pictures from Sweet Pea's first time to trick or treat. She was less than thrilled to get dressed up and have to go. Actually we thought about calling the whole thing off but we decided to try it out for a minute and see how she did. We went to Nana & Papa's house first and between the truck and the house she threw down her bag three times and kept fussing. Well we got up to the door and I just put the bag in her hand then Papa gave her the candy. This is what happened after that.

This is her excited face when she realized that if she held up her bag she would get candy. You could not believe how excited she got. She started grinning and clapping and running around. It was the best thing to see her having such a blast.

She kept pulling out her candy and showing it to me. She was beyond excited and from that moment on she was a trick or treat pro. She refused to let go of her bag for the rest of the night. So we went downtown and did the trick or treat scene there and then out to grandma & grandpa's house. It was clear that Halloween had become her very favorite holiday!