Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby Eli's Getting Big!!

Here's the evidence that Eli is ready to move from sleeping in his bassinet and begin sleeping in his crib.  My sister put him down for the night the other night and thought he was sound asleep and walked back into the room a short time later to see him peeking out over the edge of the bassinet.  :)  And she woke up this morning to see him again peeking over the edge and watching her.  :)

"Hey I can see you!"

And here's yet another Mickey Mouse project.  In June, Eli's big brother Zakk, who just turned 18, (yes, my sister has a 4 month old and an 18 year old!) asked me to make this little Mickey Mouse outfit for Eli.  I agreed to make it if Zakk agreed to share the blame when Eli grows up and finds out that we dressed him up like Mickey Mouse.  And he WILL find out, cause we have already have plans to show the pictures to his future girlfriends. :)

I made the outfit using some cute patterns from Affordable Wonders blog.  The hat pattern can be found here, and the diaper cover pattern can be found here.  I did make a few changes as I went.  I made the hat a little shorter, and I also made the ears on the hat smaller.  The only thing I changed on the diaper cover was instead of the little ruffles around the legs, I did a reverse single crochet border around the waist and the leg openings.  It was a nice pattern and fit him very well, and I think he looks absolutely adorable in it! (and hopefully 16 years or so from now, he'll agree.)  :)

Mickey Eli

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simple Stripes Dishcloth - Free Pattern

Simple Stripes Dishcloth has a nice texture, making it great for washing dishes.  It's also a great way to use up your leftover scraps. 
Finished size is about 8 3/4" x 8 3/4".  

Click "Download Now" link below to get pattern pdf

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cute Little Backyard Visitors

I looked out the window this morning and saw this cute little turkey family come out of the woods and walk along the edge of our backyard.  The picture isn't the best because I had to take it thru the screen on our back porch.   Smart turkeys though, I noticed they made sure to have an adult turkey bring up the rear so none of the little ones could wander off.  :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bread Cozy - New Pattern in Shop

Hello All! I haven't been a very good blogger lately. Summer just seems to be so busy,and the time is just flying by. :) I finished a new pattern for a bread cozy to keep the bread/rolls/biscuits warm. It also works nicely to wrap a homemade loaf of bread in for gift giving. I have some other patterns in the works and hope to have a few new free ones up soon! :)

Pattern is available both on etsy and by instant download thru ravelry $2.95