Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Back In The Swing Of Things

Avinell is officially a month old!

This is her one month picture with her monkey Sunshine. I'm going to take a photo of her each month with Sunshine to watch her grow! 

Now that she is a month old and not as needy as a true newborn it is time for Momma to get back in the swing of things! Today is cleaning the craft room! Avinell is going to "help" by looking cute sitting in her chair sleeping. After the crafty room is clean I can start on my "Summer of WIP's". I want to finish up a million projects that have gotten shoved to the back burner while being preggers. So to keep myself motivated I will share with you lovely people and make myself accountable by continuing to share as I check projects off my list!

1.Chair Before 

Remember this? My rocker I am supposed to paint to match the little Zetti style chair I did ages ago. Well it is going to get finished! It is part of the way painted so I just need to buckle down and finish it up so I can sit in it this summer!

2.Daisy Seeds Block 1 
How about this, do you remember it? My Grandma's quilt blocks that were started last summer for her Birthday. I have 5 of 12 blocks completed. Time to get busy on this too!

3. I have 3 quilts to hand bind as well. The Grinch quilt for myself, Avinell's memory quilt, and the X-Quisitly Amazing quilt for Heidi's Mom. These will become quiet time projects.

4. Avinell's crib quilt needs finished too! I need to put the block components together and then put the blocks together into the finished quilt top. Then off to the quilter and another hand binding project!

For now that is my list! Some large projects to finish! I have a few other small ones, but these will take precedents over the small ones. Oh, and NO NEW PROJECTS! That will be the hardest part to stick to! I love fast "instant gratification" type of projects and I tend to get so over inspired that I want to do a million things. Please help me stay focused my wonderful bloggy friends! Off to get to cleaning with that sweet little helper of mine!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little Cowgirl

Remember the little cowgirl dress I made? I hope you didn't forget those adorable little crocheted booties either! Well, my little model is here now and wore her dress the other day!
Isn't it cute? She was one happy buckaroo! We even went for a car ride to visit one of her Great Grandmas and she enjoyed it! I discovered today that the bonnets I made are still a bit big so no photos of those yet!

A little note on being a mom: The best job I've ever had! Sure things can get messy, fussy, ect, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Our family is settling in just perfect. Merlin loves his little sister and checks on her to make sure she is still here. He gives her a little lick on occasion to remind us that she is his baby. Avinell is getting fun! She is awake a bit more these days and her little eyes can focus. She sees new things each day and it is so much fun to see her little nose wrinkle up in a smile. We are so lucky Avinell is such a great little girl!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunshine Queen

I thought I would share this painting I did a few days before Avinell was born. I was feeling inspired and spent a few hours creating this! It is mixed media using water soluble crayons, ink, acrylic paint, my inktense pencils and graphite.Sunshine Queen

The photo was taken with instagram so I did add a filter that bumped up the colors, but it is just as fun in real life.
Avinell, Merlin, and I are home alone today for the first time! Daddy had to go back to work after taking three weeks off. So far so good. I'm so lucky to have such a good  baby and a wonderful little furry boy that likes to help. We are headed down to the craft room to get our craft on! Never to early to start teaching Avinell how to craft!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Where Has The Time Gone?

I have a 2 week old little girl! Wow! Where has the time gone? Avinell had her 2 week doctor check up today and she is one healthy little Hamster! I'm about ready to get back to crafting now too! Daddy returns to work this week so Avinell will get her first lessons in sewing in the afternoons. :) Never to young to start, right?

I'll share a couple photos of my big girl!
Sunny Day

Remember that ruffled sunhat? She loves it! It fits well and looks so cute! I haven't gotten photos of her wearing the other things I've made as some are still a bit large and it has been dreary here lately so no good photo ops outside. 

Silly face! She loves being outside!

Look at those huge feet! It is so funny that she has my little curled toe!

I promise crafty photos soon!