Sunday, February 24, 2008
Am I the only person who thinks that low-rise pants are a bad idea for kids (not to mention adults)? Katie is very tall for her age, and has virtually no waistline. Every pair of pants fall down on her hips, even when the waist is tight enough. You can see her behind when she's playing and it looks like she's a wanna-be rapper.
I had a thought about vintage patterns. We didn't wear low-rise pants when I was a child, so I looked and easily found a pattern on eBay. The date was 1977.
Now for some fabric..... I love to re-purpose items, and that's how a tablecloth from the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart became a pair of children's pants. It's a nice denim fabric--not too heavy, and not too thin. I think it was around $3 for the HUGH tablecloth so I'm sure I'll be able to get some more items from it.
We may be switching to all dresses in the near future. Until that happens, this will be the pattern I use for Miss Katie's pants.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Maggie had her hands in front of her face for a lot of the ultrasound. If it wasn't her hands, it was part of the umbilical cord laying on her nose that would block her face. At one time, you could see her tiny hands grasping her BIG foot! Well, it looked big compared to her hand! She had one eye open and was looking around. Then she started hiccuping! You could see everything on the huge screen. You could see the parts of the umbilical cord, the chambers of her beating heart, and her perfect little spine.
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself with pictures.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
(or you can let them find out reading your blog!--I just added that part! :))
Hmmmm.......5 things.....Here goes.....
1. I can't stand to hear anyone sneeze--myself included. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
2. Speaking of fingernails, I used to be a BAD nail-biter, and then quit cold turkey. My nails got so long that they CURVED and no one would believe they were real.
3. I was once offered an outrageous amount of money to pose nude for a photo grad student at I.U. He kept telling me that it was my backside that he was interested in and no one would know it was me. (By the way, I didn't do it.)
4. Creative ideas swirl around in my mind 24/7--yes, even when I'm asleep. Sometimes the ideas keep me from sleeping.
5. I can eat popcorn every day--and usually do.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
After spending at least 45 minutes trying to get them to start picking things up, I told them that when the timer goes off in 15 minutes, anything that was still out was MINE!
(I did this a few weeks ago and about 25% of their toys went into time-out. They earned them back by picking up things that were left out over the next few days.)
The timer went off and nothing, I mean NOTHING had been done. I was right there with them for the entire 15 minutes and short of me putting a toy in their hand and leading them to the toybox, nothing was working. In fact, that really didn't work either because I couldn't get up and walk for them.
It was turning into a test of wills.
So, anyway, the timer went off. I started dragging the toy box into their closet then tossing everything on top of it. Now they wanted to help! They thought it was fun to toss toys into the toybox that was now in a different spot. I took everything except the stuffed animals on their beds and the books that were on the shelf.
Now it's Tuesday. They've spent a lot of time coloring, making "caves" with blankets draped over the bunkbeds, playing with the stuffed animals, reading books, and making their own fun. They haven't fought any less, but they haven't fought more either.
Know what? I don't think they really miss the toys at all. Sure, they played with them when they could go from one to the next, scattering pieces and parts along the way.....but overall, I don't think they care.
Pretty soon I'm going to have to deal with the toys in the closet. I can't get in there to find their shoes, or get any of their drawers open. I'm not ready to toss all the toys completely.
What would you do?
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Many people, myself included, who sell handmade items on eBay are planning a boycott from February 18-25. I know, it will be a drop in eBay's bucket, but at least we can say we tried to do something.
Here's a link to an eBay listing that tells all about it!
If you buy or sell on eBay, please think about joining the boycot.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Watercolor paper: $5.00 with coupon at Hobby Lobby
Paint brushes: $3.00
Frames with mats: $3.00 each from Wally World
Modern art masterpieces painted by your own little Picassos: