Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I just found two wonderful fabric giveaways; one here at Retromummy, and the other here at Flea Market Fancy Freaks. Make sure you leave a comment or create a link on your own blog so you don't miss out! I've posted a link for FMFF Giveaway on my sidebar.

Retromummy was the first crafty blog I discovered a year ago when I had my third baby, and I have been reading it ever since. It is because of this blog that I have started reading SOOOOO many others. Although in saying that, Retromummy is the first blog I open up everyday. Corrie at RM has so many inspiring projects; I look forward to being inspired everyday! Thanks Corrie!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The birthday skirt and crown...

I quickly whipped up this cute little corduroy skirt and mary janes for Hammy (mary janes not pictured because the pattern I made needs some tweaking... LOTS of tweaking), the skirt; however, turned out exactly as I had envisioned. The inspiration came from somewhere in blogland... I really wish I had made better note of it because there was a little plaid shirt that was pictured with it, I wanted to make something similar.... anyway, thanks for the inspiration whoever and wherever you are.

I was so busy trying to get things done yesterday... get the boys up and to hockey for 8am ice time (hubby at work so you can imagine trying to get 3 kids up and ready to get to the arena... boo-hoo-hoo, I know, I know), bake cupcakes, ice the cupcakes, sew the skirt and shoes, feed the monkeys (I mean kids), play with the kids, get to the grocery store, get dinner ready (oh, wait, hubby made burgers when he got home... LOVE IT!), get everyone ready to get to Great-Gran'n'Gramps... hold the phone, hold the phone!!!! I forgot to make the birthday crown! Whip up the quickest adjustable crown in 20 minutes! Phew! Get to the little party, relax with a nice glass of vino-verde... thanks honey, I needed that.

Hammy had a fun time, of course she had no idea what was going on, but it was so fun to watch her show off her new walking skills to everyone.

Tomorrow: Daddy's birthday... and we're all going to be home, it's a P.D. day at school, yay! Daddy wants us all to go play hockey... yippee! Hope I don't break my neck, or take a puck to the chops ;)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

HaPpY BiRThDaY, Hammy-Girl...

One year old, and growing so fast... remember when your feet were this little??? I'll take a moment... sniff, sniff...

We love you so, so much ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A stylish new look....

So I found this wonderful blogger who creates these beautiful headers and backgrounds... I'm pretty sure I can create my own (in time), but, why when there is someone generous enough to do it for you... and for free! She also creates custom headers for a small fee. If you're interested in a peek at what she does, click the button in the top left corner... enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Baby steps....

My little Hammy girl is turning one in a five short days.... in the last week she's started taking her first steps. I am so proud, excited, happy, and sad all at the same time. Why do they have to grow up so fast, and why can't we remember every second of it?

I crocheted her a new hat today, expecting to wrap it up for her birthday... I have little to no patience when it comes to gift giving for my children. I tried it on her and decided she should have it now. I guess I'll have to come up with something else for her birthday... maybe a really cool crown.

And since I made something for Hammy, I had to make two somethings for my boys... Big-oldest brother is going to wake up to a really cool, sleepy-eyed monster finger puppet and Big-skinny-mini brother is going to find a little grey mouse waiting at the end of his bed.

Hope they like them... who doesn't like waking up to little presents made especially for them?

Friday, November 6, 2009

So many things... so little time....

My to-do list is a million miles long.... there are never enough hours in the day.... it seems the laundry hampers are never empty and there are always dishes to be done.... but at the end of the day, I sit back and smile about the funny things that happened at school for my big boys and try not to tear up over the new things that my beautiful hammy-girl is discovering.

Time flies by so fast and before you know it what seemed to happen just yesterday, has been 19 years of happy-happy times; and has turned 6 and 5 and turning 1 in only 8 short days.

Note to self... try not to blink, you don't want to miss a second.