Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Finished and Unfinished…

Well…I finished make the dolls for the girls (from the Michael Miller panel). However, I haven’t even started the dresses and I don’t intend to this week. They will get the dolls for Christmas and I will make the dresses a little later. I’m sure they will be ok with that. I’m just too tired to sew up 9 little doll dresses before Sunday. Ha!


Liberty’s, Leila’s, Nadia’s… (and please ignore my not so great seamstress abilities…)

003this is the blanket I made for my sister-in-law’s baby…she doesn’t know it yet, though, and I’m pretty certain she doesn’t read this blog, haha. The blanket is in the mail, so she’ll soon know.

004this is the yarn I’m using to make our baby (a BOY!), Jethro. I’m never good at photographing my yarn and showing the color just right…it’s Knit Pick’s Swish Worsted yarn in “Dublin.”

And I’ll add a few pics of the girls just for fun. I love them so much!


all dressed up for the Christmas play (Leila, Nadia, Liberty)

001Libbs & Leila doing some schoolwork


snuggling on the couch to watch a movie before bed (Nadia, Liberty, Leila)

Hope you all of a Merry Christmas! Blessings!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It’s a BOY!



Our baby boy!!

Jethro Boy

Can you tell it’s a boy?

Jethro Boy2-001

here’s another look…

I am still in shock that this baby is a boy. What an exciting change for our family.

Our son’s name is Jethro Allen. The name has a lot of meaning for us. Jethro means “abundant” and is also a character on our favorite show that my dad got us hooked on (NCIS), and Allen means “little rock” or “precious,” and was my dad’s middle name. Lots of great meaning for us.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A little crafting…

I am making my girls’ Christmas gifts this year. Liberty has been begging me to make her a purple cape with a pink L for at least a year…so, I made one for Christmas. Of course I couldn’t leave out Leila & Nadia, so they are getting pink capes with a purple L and N, respectively.


Next on the list are fabric dolls from a Michael Miller panel. The panel has 3 dolls, perfect for my girls. And I plan to make each doll 3 dresses (oh I hope that goes well…no pattern for the dresses, gotta’ figure it out myself!).

I’m also working on a baby gift for my sister-in-law…she’s just a few weeks ahead of me in pregnancy.

And a few pics of my girlies just for fun…

my precious girlies playing in cowboy boots


snuggles with my Nada (nope not mis-typed…it’s a nickname :)


Libbs giving Daddy a massage…such a sweetie


Nadia & Libbs playing in the snow


Daddy dancing with Leila & Nadia


Oh yeah…ultrasound date is December 20th…any guesses???