Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Anyway, the Halloween costumes for the kids came out phenomenal (and I do say so myself). RJ had to be a storybook character at school, so I made him a scarecrow at the last minute. I sewed patches on and cut the cuffs off an old pair of pants. I made the shirt out of flannel, sans pattern and the hat out of felt I had leftover from Peter Pan last year. His second costume was also made without a pattern. He wanted to be Darth Maul from StarWars (and not the Mad Hatter as I had hoped). So I made him a long black cloak with a hood and painted his face.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I will make more time for myself to do what I love.
I will spend time with my husband, out of bed (sleeping people, sleeping) and listen to his dreams.
I will try harder to keep promises and focus on my relationships in life. This means friends, co-workers and acquaintances. People are important to me and I don't want to lose track of that.
I will try and focus on my body and my health and not just on those of my dear ones. I am important too.
I will allow myself to be loved, or hated for that matter, for who I am and not what I have.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
So I am also having a little contest (for my whole 6 followers, lol) on facebook... whoever recruits the most fans to my page will win a FREE cape! Yes, FREE! Katies-Capes-and-Crafts
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This one reached Justin to greet him on his first full week of pre-school. You can see his cute little mug and his adorable siblings over at raisingjustinandnathan. It is blue/red reversible with a hand stitched J on the back.
This one is for my wonderful nephew Gavin. I took him to the craft store and let him pick out what he wanted. He decided on Batman, so I created the logo for that side and then Matt (my husband) suggested Super Grover to inspire the other side.
I would really love to make one for another little girl too (Aubrey is not quite old enough to fully enjoy it)! I am offering them at Etsy for $15 plus shipping, This is going to be a limited time offer to try and get out there. I have a feeling these prices will not stay low for long. Please check me out:
Monday, August 31, 2009
It was a long day, but it was all so short too.
I welcome September and a new adventure.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A little background about Great Uncle Jack: He is married to my Nana's sister, Carol and Nana is my mom's mama. They have three kids, Amy, Kelly and Mike. I have a stuffed teddy bear named after Mike (from when I was little) and he is the only one I refer to in the familiar form (his sisters I call Aunt). They have 2 grandkids, Tom and Joy.
Aunt Carol and Uncle Jack are like another set of grandparents to me. I remember staying with them for a few days when I was about 4 or 5 when my parents went to Disneyland. I remember very much Uncle Jack playing Santa Claus at the church every Christmas. Sara (my sister) and I always felt so special that we knew Santa! He always made sure to give us a special wink and a candy cane. We looked forward to it all year. This one is certainly a hard one for me. I think I last saw Uncle Jack when RJ was very small. I have a picture somewhere and will have to dig it up. In the meantime I have this one that his son, Mike, took and I love it.
So Uncle Jack, whatever or whoever is calling you home, I hope you find peace. You are loved now, you will always be loved.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I am also really thankful for a husband who understands that I have off days, and that I need days off. He doesn't always complain that the dishes aren't done and that the floors aren't swept. He will quietly do all of these things when he senses that I have had enough. Sure, he may not do it with a smile on his face or a whistle on his lips, but he is my partner. He treats me like a queen in so many ways that I often take for granted. I haven't taken the trash out once in 6 years. I don't clean my car, I don't do gross boy things like squashing bugs and cleaning toilets. So I am acknowledging this family I have and am thankful for today.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Fat-free blueberry cream cheese muffins (except the butter for Matt!)
Rye Bread Loaf and Round
So there are two projects I am currently working on. I am knitting a blanket for RJ and have completed one panel of 9! Thank goodness it doesn't get cold here too fast. If I get one done per week we will be okay.
The other project I have started is a lap quilt. They are 6.5" squares in a 6x9 pattern that I have not laid out at the moment. I do have everything cut though. This is my second quilt ever but the first since I was a teenager (gasp, more than 10 years now).
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
RJ picked these out:
BTS RJ/SM Gymboree by KatieQ89123 featuring Converse shoes
With Converse shoes. He is on a soldier kick right now and is all about the Camo. All of this (except shoes) is from ... you guessed it ... Gymboree
Our second set of options is a mix of Old Navy and Crazy8, most of which we own. I am not typically into character or movie tees, etc. but he loves them right now and these look retro, so I can roll with it.
RJ's requests by KatieQ89123 featuring DC Shoes
I can not believe that my son is starting kindergarten in less than a month!!! He is ready, mentally, but I am not. I haven't wrapped my head around it yet. It should be exciting times for all of us though.
So what is your vote on the school outfits? I will probably let him pick it out... but input is always appreciated. Yes, it is hot here, but he will be rough and tumbling on concrete and asphalt too so pants may be a good idea.