Friday, February 18, 2011

May the Force Be with You

When I found out I was having a boy, I was happy that I would not have to deal with teenage girl drama or pay for a wedding.  But, being the crafty lady that I am, I was disappointed that I would not get to make all those adorable dresses, dolls, etc out there in crafty land for my baby. The world of craft is definitely dominated by things for girls. There are so many different accessories and types of clothes that girls can wear. The possibilities really are endless. As a result, boys tend to get overlooked. That's why a couple of my favorite blogs decided to create a series called "Celebrate the BOY."

Dana of MADE and Rae of Made by Rae are a couple of amazing crafting mamas who also have boys. To help remedy the lack of crafty boy stuff out there, they have collaborated to round up some great projects for the BOY. I'm loving it.

Since February's all about the BOY, I whipped up a little something for my little man. I bought some rockin' awesome Star Wars undies from Wal-Mart for V last month. They were briefs, and he's really more of a boxer guy, so they've just been sitting around the house. Last night, I got inspired and got to work. The result:

an awesome Darth Vader onesie!

His daddy was quite pleased. :)

In other news, for Valentines Day, V got me a serger! I am so excited about all the potential things I can make now. Thanks to "Celebrate the BOY," I've also got lots of great ideas. What have you made for your boy?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ready to go out

One thing I like about my job is that I can crochet or knit while on the phone. It actually helps to pass the time a little more quickly and take some of the stress of calls away. Since I was able to work on it while at work and thanks to the snow storm we had on Wednesday, I got the blanket done in no time.

I love that it has a seat belt hole for the car seat.

The hat size is for a six-month-old, so it is a bit big on him. He'll grow into it, though, and it works for now.

And of course the day that I get it done, it's 60 degrees outside and we had no need for a cute blanket with matching hat. I'm sure there will be some more cold days still to come. Love that Arkansas weather!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Still Here

Wow, the last two weeks were definitely something. I started back to work, and while the first day was hard, I think I'm overall ok with the daycare situation. Lex seems to be doing well-- eating and sleeping like a champ. I swear he gets bigger every day.

I've been trying to get a hang on getting home, feeding Lex, making dinner and trying to get any other stuff done. This week I'm going to try some slow cooker recipes to make life easier.

With all the snow we've been getting here, I've finally found the motivation/inspiration to crochet again. Carting Lex around without a suitable winter hat when I can knit and crochet seemed like a shame. I found some lovely new colors of Red Heart Super Saver yarn at Wal-Mart of all places. They are called Windsor Blue and Tea Leaf. Very English, don't you think? I am in the process of making my boy a matching hat and blanket set out of Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker. It's gonna be adorable! (pics coming soon)

What have you all been up to?