Some recent (ish) projects

I was looking through my iPhone pictures and realized that I have some that I can post about to, at least, get them shown.  One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to facebook less and blog more.  I post lots of pictures on facebook and not many on here, where they are more easily accessed and archived.  I haven’t done so well on that resolution so far, obviously.  I think I might set a certain time each week to get back into the rhythm of blogging.  So, plan on seeing at least one post a week.  (hopefully)  Monday morning.  That sounds like a good time to post- I can write about the weekend and my projects from the previous week.  Okay, it’s done.  Thanks for helping me talk it out.  Monday morning.  Every Monday morning.  I’ll do it.  🙂

Starting now.  Here are just some pictures I found on my iPhone that haven’t been posted.  Projects I’ve done in the past several weeks/ months.  They’re all from the phone, so the quality’s not great, but… here we go.

I made a wall hanging for my dining room.

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Crocheted owl hat for a friend’s new baby.

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Thanksgiving decorations.  My sister-in-law and her family came to town and we cooked a yummy meal and enjoyed the company.

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Christmas stockings.  These are Mike’s and mine.

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These are the kids’: Liam, Lucas, Jude

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We did a few Christmas crafts this holiday season.  This little reindeer was one of my favorites.  He is made from pine cones, sticks, leaves, and a sparkly red pipe cleaner for the nose. 

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Liam has been liking the pigeon books lately and I thought he’d enjoy a pigeon stuffed toy.  I ended up sending this particular one to my sister-in-law’s kids because they, too, have been into the books.  I think he turned out pretty cute.

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I cut out a bunch of snowflakes for Sandy Hook.

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I’ve done lots of random sewing projects.  This was a little jacket I designed and sewed for a friend’s baby shower gift.

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My babies turned one!  So we baked…

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Jude is wearing a t shirt I made when Liam turned one.  I used one of my husband’s old U2 shirts.  I guess they have an album named One?  Anyway, I thought it made a cute shirt for my little one year old back then.

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This is his shirt I made using fabrics from my stash.  I just love that silly grin.  Check out those chicklet teeth.  I love them!

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And here’s Luke’s birthday shirt.  I’ve been dressing Jude in blue and Luke in orange ever since they were tiny babies.  It just seems right, I guess.  Luke has such bright, beautiful eyes.  And look at those lashes!

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Some baby Toms

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Some pendulum paintings

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Some sewing for myself!  I found a couple of skirt patterns on Burdastyle that I tried.  The first one I made (Marie) was probably two sizes too big and I used fabric that didn’t work so well for the style of skirt.  This one, however, is adorable.  It is the Kasia and I will be making more.  I wore it to church last Sunday and got a lot of compliments.  I don’t normally sew for myself because, I don’t know… it scares me.  This was a happy project, though. 🙂

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A month late, we celebrated the babies’ birthday this weekend.  I made the cake toppers

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Some cute conductor hats for all the kids

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And we had a fun party, themed zoo train.  We made masks, played pin the tail on the elephant, ate lots of food, sang Happy Birthday to my crazy babies, and ate cake. 

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Okay.  I am going to try very hard to stay up to date, so I don’t have to do these catch-up posts anymore.  I have a commissioned painting I will be starting and lots of other sewing, crochet, and painting projects.  Stay tuned. 🙂

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