I have had a busy month. I am pleased with the amount of things we (I) did and the things we caught on camera, considering it was a short month.
Nola Mae loves to play in the water. I am expecting to have lots of fun this summer at the beach. Whenever she hears the water running in the kitchen she comes running and yelling “bubbas” and lately she has spent time in the bath tub. She is making up for the lack of baths she had during her first year of life. Every time I tried to give her a bath she would scream. I don’t really care for extra messes around our house, but when this sweet girl is loving the bubbles I can’t resist.
My friend, at Kissing Glue, shared a few awesome valentine ideas that she has done in the past that inspired me to do this with our boys.
We don’t celebrate anything in a big way, ever, especially on Valentine’s Day. I am okay with that! My Valentine wrote me a sweet letter with all the things he appreciates I do, and he didn’t miss a single thing! My letter is definitely a keeper to dig out on a rough day! He also made me a drink, one of my favorites, that I haven’t had in a very long time! I sure do miss Rusty’s Backwater Salon’s bloody Mary’s!
I love this smile:
We had a little excitement this month with Charlie. I wrote a blog post about Charlie’s emergency visit, click here to read that post.
Someone left the door open and Nola Mae followed.
Her hair is starting to come. I knew it would arrive sometime because I was a bald child until I was two.
Nola Mae nursed her baby doll for the first time this month. She also has read books to her babies!
I am proud to say everyone in our house likes to read books. Nola Mae hasn’t shown much interest until recently. Henry and I read books often and she plays in the room and sometimes comes to sit on my lap to look at one or two pages at a time.
She recently has started to bring me books to read to her and even sits in my lap for the entire book! Last week she kept bringing me books, we read these five twice in one sitting. And then she sat there for another 10 minutes reading them by herself.
I came home from night skiing with friends and found this…
When it was time for me to go to bed I found her like this…
Pointy hood, heart booty, cutie pie!
If this girl could ski every day she would be happy. Everyday, she says, “kiing” and puts on someone’s skiing helmet or boots or plays in the skiing sled when I have it in the house.
I wrote this post this month with photos from one of our snowshoe outings.
Lately I have been thinking, “I don’t remember the last time I wrapped Henry.” I was feeling kind of sad thinking that there may not be another time, since he will be 5 in one month. Then he got hurt in the toy room, dug out my wrap and brought it to me and asked to go on my back until he felt better. He was up there for about 10 minutes and was happy to take a picture so we can remember this moment.
Finished ring sling ice & snow dye:
This could actually go in March’s monthly post because it will be finished in March. But I started this rainbow ice dye on February 28th. My collection of dye projects is growing and I may get a “dyeing project” blog posts done in March and include the finished projects from this dye session.
I bought this basket for ice dyeing, $2.49 at Goodwill. I will need to test it out soon. I couldn’t use it for my rainbow project because I needed a bigger surface. I struggle every time to stack the ice or snow high enough and I think the sides on this basket will help solve that problem.
My sewing projects this month:
I went to the library looking for fat-quarter quilt books and jelly-roll patterns. This is what I came home with…
I used these scraps of fabric that I ice dyed last month to sew these zipper bags and this panel of fabric that may turn into a baby quilt or a tote bag.
While I was making zipper bags I dug out my bag of unfinished zipper bags.
The three ring slings I made this month. The last one is for a child to carry a doll and strong enough for an older sibling to carry a real baby.
I wore this sweater last winter. It slowly shrunk on me and so I felted it to make a stuffed fish. Wouldn’t it make a cute fish? Well, it fit Nola Mae perfectly. So she will wear it this winter and I will have to come up with something else to make with this wool sweater.
I found a different sweater for the felted wool sweater fish. The loop holding the wooden teething ring is Velcro.
Fingerless gloves I made from a felted wool sweater. I added the four heart beads to each glove. I have great appreciation for the beautiful work my aunts and step-mom do with their jewelry making!
This black sweater had a lot of love in it when it came to me. I added a little love when I made these little pillows for two sisters who miss their Daddy.
Jack asked me to find a bag that would fit his shoes, a t-shirt, a small towel and a pocket for his wallet for when he goes to racquetball. I thought it would take me awhile to find the right bag so I thought I would just make him one. It was fun, quick and easy. I didn’t buy a single thing for it. The lining fabric came from my friend, Anna. The padding and outside fabric came from my mother-in-law and the handles were the end of the strap from a Mei Tai that I made for our cousin, Jessie. I was surprised that the blue matched perfectly. I have a box of the trimming from straps of bags and aprons that I have made for this very reason!