Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where to start?

This is my first WIP post, so I have a few projects "in progress"...probably more than I should...

I purchased this wooden highchair when I was pregnant with Sprout, but ended up being too sore in my pregnancy to do anything with it, so now he is 18 months, I am 8 months pregnant with "Seed", and am finally finding the time and energy to do it! Funny thing is that none of my children have really sat in a highchair for more that a few months. They seem to do better sitting at their own table in the kitchen on their own little chairs. Honestly, my kitchens never seem to have room for a highchair. This wooded chair takes up much less space than the newer style I was given, so we'll see if after all this work, we actually use it!!!
I am a little farther than these pictures...I have finished all the rough sanding, and now just have to do some detail sanding!!!

Another project that I just started this last week is a little dress. I found a cotton dishcloth at Dollarama that I loved and just HAD to do something with. It still needs some buttons and the front accent to be sewn on.

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Snowfall

October 9th 2009 was our first snowfall this year. At first it was melting as it hit the ground which brought lots of joy to me:)Later in the afternoon, it STAYED!!! Our family was going to attend a football game, of course I wasn't going, and I dreaded to take the dog for a walk . It so happens I enjoyed the walk ,it was quite refreshing ,and our dog enjoyed it as well. So when we got home I stayed out side for 20 minutes longer! and took many pictures and videos. but still glad it all melted the next day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Last Night's Outing

The cold must've got to me, I have to admit I am not aclimatized to it, even after our summer, because I didn't even think to take pics of the boys all bundled up!

This was our cousin playing football. His team won by a large margin (even though we left after one hour). Speedy was "frozen", he needs proper mitts already, but Sprout was mad and actually cried when we left for a warmer environment. He seemed rather taken by the snow, as he is with rain. :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Latest Crafting .... Cozy Toes

I stole some computer time today, and wrote and posted the following entry, and it got me thinking. I have so many projects I am beginning, or finishing, or at some stage inbetween. I'm not sure what has inspired this latest creative push ... whether it be the approaching end of my pregnancy, or maybe it is the giving spirit of the approaching holidays. I would love to share the excitement and even the worries about these projects, but I realize that doing that would spoil some of the holiday suprises for my loved ones. I will try to post what I can, for now, but be sure to check back in the New Year for updates on my secret projects!!!

Back to today's post....

It's October now, and we are all experiencing chilly toes!
I tend to wear slippers (or other indoor footwear) all year, but for the children, October means they all need new slippers. This morning I tried a new style of slipper that I haven't made before.

I was thinking Sunshine might like this style ... kinda like ballet slippers ... I intend to make her some leather ones, but thought I'd do a test pair from my cloth stash.
The sole is leather, with a foam cushioning layer and a soft inner layer (from an old blanket). Personally, I love this fabric ... it was given to me as scrap, and I have already made several things from it! The top cuff is supposed to have a ribbon to keep it slightly tighter (when it is leather), but for this one, I just used some coordinating yarn and crochet'd a lip around the top.
The boys' slippers will be next, but I am sure I will just use the same robeez-ish style that I have made them in the past.
No more chilly toes!!!