Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It makes me SO happy that there is snow on the ground today. It makes me even more happy that I'm taking the day off work tomorrow to do some Christmas baking!! How is it not December yet? Speaking of December, on the 3rd we get to go pick out a Christmas tree. It will have to be a fairly little one this year because of the drop ceiling, but that's ok. As long as it's real.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Some Early Christmas Cheer

Don't judge me. The hat and collar were at the Dollar Store, $1 for the set. How could I not?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This is My Childhood

Today's Special

Join In!

Fred Penner

Sharon, Lois & Bram

Fraggle Rock


The Littlest Hobo

My Secret Identity

Bill Nye: The Science Guy

Under the Umbrella Tree

Mr Dressup

The Friendly Giant

The Polka Dot Door

Harriet's Magic Hats


Saturday Night at the Movies

A Different World

The Cosby Show

Full House

Who's the Boss?

The Wonder Years

Empty Nest

Murphy Brown

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A Day's Entertainment

The Project:

The End Product:

The Verdict:
This project was much easier than the slippers. The instructions were fairly clear, although they missed a few steps that I had to figure out for myself. I like the fabric, and it seems to me to have turned out exactly as it was supposed to. I'm bringing it over to Rachel (mother of Joshua Peter) this evening, so we'll see if it works like it's supposed to as well! I think that this pattern is a keeper.
The Modifications:
I didn't make many modifications to this pattern - I chose to use a light cotton so the baby won't get too warm and sleepy under the blanket (I've heard that can be a problem). On the back of each of the bottom corners of the blanket/cover/apron I sewed in an 8"x8" square of terry cloth for times when a spit cloth isn't readily available. I would have liked to have sewn in a pocket or two of the contrasting fabric on the front and back of the blanket/cover/apron but alas, the pattern was correct in the amount of contrasting fabric I needed and I had no leftovers.