Thursday, July 24, 2008

Getting Some Painting Done

You read correctly. I finally picked up the paint brush and have been painting. I am the queen of procrastinating when it comes to painting. I want it done but getting started is another thing. This week I got all the painting finished in Victoria's room. I still cant believe a whole room is done. I have been doing trim work in parts of Megan's room that still feels like it never ends. I started a bit of trim work in the dining/whatever room only because its right next to where I was working on Megan's stuff and I just kept going. Lets hope I can keep it up because the cold weather will be here soon and I will be so mad at myself if I get nothing done.

I have been knitting a teddy bear this week with the yarn that I got from the Falconer Yarn Loft. I have been feeling guilty that I havent given her anything made out of her yarn yet. He is coming along quite quickly. I just have to find the time to work on it. I cannot believe how busy this summer has been.

Megan is off to girl scout camp today until Sunday which means she misses her soccer game today. We are also off to the Fair tomorrow and using Megan's ticket to bring Victoria's friend along. It should be fun. We had Summer Reading this morning. I still cant believe how crazy our group is. We have about 20 kids aged between 3 and 5 in our group plus the parents in a little room. Its very interesting trying to keep them occupied but we are surviving and they seem to be having fun.

I guess I have to end this post because I keep getting distracted by a Miss Victoria and forgot what my thought is. I also have to make sure everything is ready for Megan's camping trip.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Getting Ready For Etsy

I finally bought my notebook to organize all my Etsy store thoughts and write down everything to do with my store. Isnt it just so cute hehe. I have figured out my store name and tagline and found a wonderful lady on Etsy who is going to design my banners and business cards. I still have some stuff to figure out but its coming together slowly but surely.

Here is the cotton monkey that I just finished for my friends order. I wanted to get it done early so I know they are ready for her when she wants them. She chose the yarn and colour combinations. I think he is quite funky. He will be going to a little boy who loves monkeys. I think he will like this one because the cotton makes him sooo soft. My only issue with how this guy turned out is his tummy is slightly overstuffed. I will have to watch that next time.

Here is his butt shot. I cant believe how curly his tail came out. It looks like a piggy tail.

I also finally sat down and added the dragon's tongue to the pyjama bag. It came out better than I thought it would because we bought this ribbon that is for scrapbooking. I didnt realize at the time that it was self adhesive, this meant that I could fold it over so it is smooth on both side. It also means that it wont fray at the ends. I will have to remember this stuff for next time.

We have been super busy this past week with soccer. Some brilliant person decided that to make up for the game they missed near the 4th of July that they would play 3 games in a row this week. By yesterday the kiddies were very tired. Its a long evening when they play and we dont get home until 9.30pm. Thankfully we survived that and they now dont have to play until Tuesday. Megan is doing so well in soccer. Last night she made 4 goals and did a brilliant drop kick being goalie. She is very passionate about soccer. Victoria on the other hand is hard to watch hehe. She has no interest in kicking the ball. She just likes the running so she just runs with the pack and whenever the ball is at her feet she either just stares at it or walks away. She does like to be goalie and is pretty good at it so I guess thats something.

Tomorrow is the village wide yard sale. Its always fun to walk around and look at all the stuff and pick up some bargains. Victoria loves it because she got lots of toys last year. Fingers crossed it doesnt rain.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Soccer & A Turtle

The girls had their first soccer games last week and did really well. Here are some of the pictures that I took of their games. Today we had to go out and get Megan some new shin guards and some soccer cleats because it turned out these shin guards are too small and the sneakers we got for her to wear for gym and basketball not so good for soccer hehe. Now she is all decked out in Adidas soccer gear. Im sure she cant wait to play now.

Doesnt Victoria look so cute in her little soccer gear. Apparently her soccer cleats make her gallop and jump alot which is what she did alot of the time during her game. Oh and they must make her chat non stop to her friend Ashleigh too hehe. Hopefully it wont rain tomorrow and they will get to play again.

Here is the little turtle that I made last week. Actually this is the second turtle I made because after showing Megan's turtle to one of the librarians I had to make her one. She is a big fan of them too and wears a turtle necklace all the time. This is the twin of Megan's turtle. Victoria has asked if I can make her one in Spiderman colours.

I am currently working on another toy from the order of three that my friend placed last month. They arent due until about October but I thought I would get them done now seeing how I had the yarn all ready to go. This time a I am knitting a monkey out of cotton. He is navy blue as the main colour and lime green as the contrasting colour. Its always interesting when you do custom orders because people put ideas together that you might never try and alot of the time they turn out really cool. This little guy is almost done. I think he needs a head and some ears and then he needs to be all sewn up.

This weekend was the 4th of July. We have never ever done anything for the 4th of July before so this year we decided to go to this place called Midway. Its an amusement park. Its apparently the oldest amusement park still running in the state. It has lots of rides for little kids like Victoria and stuff for big kids like Megan. We had a really good day. Megan ended up seeing two of her really good friends and spent half the day riding rides with them. One of them has a little sister who is friends with Victoria so that worked out well. We even ended up taking one of Megan's friends home to stay the night. At the end of the day they had this big fireworks display which was really cool. We all ended up having a really good day and I think it needs to become a 4th of July tradition.

This weekend we are off to another amusement park called Waldameer. We are going to Joe's summer work picnic which means lots of free food and lots of rides and fun to have. The girls got new swimming costumes to wear to go in the water park. Joe and I have to get some this Friday which I am dreading. I have always hated swimsuit shopping. Megan is bringing a friend with her so she can go ride crazy. It should be a fun day, fingers crossed it wont rain.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lambs & Rainbows

I just knitted this little lamb the other day. Isnt she just the cutest? The pattern is designed by Fuzzy Mitten who makes the greatest knitted toy patterns. I made the cardigan from another pattern that came with a teddy bear pattern as well. They were designed by Fuzzy Mitten as well. Victoria keeps trying to steal her so she must be good hehe.

Here she is in all her naked glory. She's feeling a little shy about being naked for all the world to see.

Here is the very important butt shot. Now you can see her cute little tail.

Here is the beautiful rainbow that was over our house the other day. Does that mean something special if you have a rainbow over you house.

I like this shot because you can really see the colours and the little birdie on the wire is checking it out too.

I knitted a little tiny turtle for Megan yesterday. I havent had a chance to photograph him yet. He came out just the way I wanted him too.

The girls had their first soccer game yesterday and did very well. Victoria did excellent for her very first game and Megan did really well after not having a chance to play for the last couple of years. Of course I took lots of photos but I havent loaded them up yet. Its been a busy day getting ready for the Summer Reading Program that starts next week.