Wednesday, April 27, 2011

my latest creation

Longies with a skirt!! Squeeee! I love the colours of the skirt, too. I bought the green yarn back when we didn't know if she was a girl or boy, but then after she was born I wanted something more girly :)
So, I found some stuff to match and this is what I came up with!

This being my first time doing a skirt, I wasn't brave enough to do full-on ruffles, but I think that will be soon!

playing with Sophia

"what? you lookin' at my bum or something?"

and one more, just because of that face!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I cannot express in human words.

okay this has nothing to do with housework or being a mother or anything, but I have to post it. I saw this earlier this morning, and it's been in my head all day, I've taken every opportunity to come down and watch the video again. I've watched it 8 times in the last hour, easily.

I can't express what this stirs up inside me. I'm jealous I wasn't a part of it. I'm sorry I can't tell you the name of the song or who sings it or anything, I wish I knew so I could buy everything they've ever made. I just hope this does something for you too.

(please, for my sake, watch it full screen. It's just better that way.)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

They say you have to laugh at these things, but I'm not there yet.

I'm venting here a bit because I need to.

I'm participating in a spring group baby gift exchange, and I was making a little dress for the girl I had. I've spent a number of evenings on it, and it was taking a while since I was altering a pattern I had, so some elements of it were made up as I went along and therefore took longer.

I was past the deadline already, but I'd talked to my gift partner and she understood and was fine with it.

I just finished the dress this afternoon, even put a little ribbon bow near the hem, and it was very cute if I do say so myself. Then my baby woke up, and I went and changed her diaper, leaving the dress on the ironing board.

I thought I was safe, James was sleeping and Sophie was downstairs watching Dora. But I thought wrong.

I came out and starting clearing stuff away to get ready for supper. I picked up the dress, and noticed the scissors right beside it. And then noticed the jagged cut marks on the hem. Sophie had been here.

I wanted to cry. Or scream. Or yell. Or something. But I just stood there in shock. Sophie happened to walk in right about then, and saw me. She said something about helping me with the dress, then I turned and looked at her. To her credit, she immediately started saying, "I'm sorry mommy, I'm so sorry mommy, you can make it better!" I wanted to spank her or something. But I didn't.

We went into the living room and had a very serious talk about scissors, and not touching mommy's things. I don't know what I'm going to do with the dress now, if I can save it or not. Or if I have to start all over.

But I'll never underestimate her stealth skills again.