Thursday, February 18, 2010

These cool ideas here come from The DIY Dish.

Go here for the felt flower pattern.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Almost Spring Day

It was sort of nice out the other day (about 45 degrees) so we took advantage of the "warm sunshine" and went to the playground.

Here's a shot of all the fresh snow on the mountains. See the low clouds up there? It was cold there!
Maddie LOVES the slides.
She really can't get enough of them.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Skirt pattern and how to

Start by cutting strips 4 inches shorter than you want the skirt to be. For the strips I took a sheet of paper and folded it in half and used that. I wanted them to be 4 inches and since the paper is 4 1/4 it's perfect. You can use as many colors as you want. I chose 3 coordinating colors.
Sew the strips together. For Maddie's skirt I used 6 strips, for the larger (size 5-6) I used 8.
Cut a 4 inch strip pf fabric, you want to make it a bit longer than the full length of all the strips together.
Iron it down the middle. This makes a perfect crease and helps in sewing it so it doesn't go crooked.
position the strip to the skirt fabric.
Sew it together.
Repeat on top.
Sew the skirt together. Leave the top strip unsewn for adding the elastic.
(Stop at the seam for the top part)
To easily insert the elastic, stick it into a lid on a pen and close the lid.
Sew the elastics together
Waiting patiently for her new skirt.
I think she likes it from that smile!
Of course I couldn't make just a skirt. She had to have a shirt to match! And no baby's dress is complete with out a pair of matching rompers!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Family Skate Night

Friday night was the kids school skate night at the local rink. It had been YEARS since I'd stepped into a skating rink. It was so much fun!

Here's a few of the pics.

It had been years since I had been on skates. Gotta work on that posture!
Keiran went a few times on his scooter.
After a while I did get him to trade with his brother and try on the skates.
He fell down a few times but he gave it a great try!
After skating we went over to the bounce houses and let them finish wearing themselves out.
Going down the big one!
So tired. She was content to just sit in her stroller and let mommy skate around pushing her.

Next time we go I'll have to be sure to get pics of Anthony before he runs off with his friends!