Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Homemade Gifts

We forgot our camera and video camera this Christmas vacation. I'm going to have to beg for some pictures from family. But in the mean time, I thought I'd share the gifts I made this year. I had so much fun making them and they were pretty easy!

Buttercup Bag

I even cut down the pattern to make a mini one for Madeline. So cute and pretty darn easy!
The free pattern can be found HERE.

Hobo Bag

The free pattern can be found HERE.

Reusable Grocery Bags

I made these out of old flour sacks. My mom had them lying around and said I could use them. Some day I hope to have cool fabric just lying around!
The free pattern can be found HERE.

Sun Hat

This pattern was purchased. It's Amy Butler's Blue Sky Hat Pattern. It was a little more complicated. I luckily had my mom's help. But it was so satisfying to make!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Matt has taught Madeline a very valuable new skill...

Friday, December 4, 2009

My friend offered to watch Madeline yesterday morning so I could do some Christmas shopping without a little, busy "helper" in tow. After I dropped her off, It took me 15 minutes into my lovely freedom to realize I could stop singing along to Raffi and switch it to the radio. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Spread

The other night Matt and I were talking about the last time we had been home for Thanksgiving. I was so surprised that I haven't celebrated Thanksgiving with my family for 5 years! I guess it doesn't seem so bad when you celebrate Thanksgiving like this...

Thanks, Rachel and Pete for making this a wonderful holiday!