Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers' Day

I love these boys. They bring so much laughter and joy to my life. I am so thankful for Dan and the wonderful father he is to our son.

Yes, I made them matching ties for Fathers' Day. They were so cute at church today.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Nap Time Crafting: 4th of July Onesie

I am about 98% done with Emma's Rag Quilt, but I have been sick for a week and, even though I will wash it before I send it, I still don't want to get my germs all over it. Instead, I made Liam a sweet little 4th of July onesie after reading various tutorials.

Plain white onesie
7 inch square of festive fabric
6 inch square of Heat-n-Bond lite sewable interfacing
Matching thread

Iron the rough side of the interfacing to the fabric.

You could cut out the shape using scissors or a rotary tool, but I used my Silhouette die cut machine. The settings that worked for me were: pink 0.3 mm blade, speed 5 and thickness 33. It is very important to remove the paper backing from the interfacing before putting the fabric on the carrying sheet. I didn't do this and ended up scraping paper bits off the the carrying sheet.

No matter the method, you end up with something like this:

Position and iron the shape onto the onesie.

Sew around the edges of the shape. This was kind of frustrating because I had to bunch up the back of the onesie so that I didn't sew the front of the onesie to the back.

That's all! Easy, right? I'm planning on making another with a tie shape in the same fabric that I made Dan's tie for Father's Day. I'll post photos of that when I'm done.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Photography Friday: Fun at Home

The last 10 days or so have been really rough. Liam got sick last week and Dan & I were sick this week. I am still feeling under the weather. 

A cold didn't stop Liam from learning how to crawl though! He is getting into everything. 

He is no longer content to sit in the living room and let me bring him a single toy from his canvas bin. Instead he crawls to the bin, dumps it out and finds something to play with. 

Other than sitting in the jumperoo while I cook dinner, Liam hasn't spent much time in the kitchen. That is starting to change now that he can follow us in there. 

To keep him occupied, I leave a large mixing bowl and wooden spoon on the floor.

Dan discovered that Liam likes piggy-back rides. He's got quite the grip on Dan's hair. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How to Teach Your Son to Crawl

I didn't know that Liam was able to crawl until I sat the laptop down on the floor. He still won't crawl to me or Dan, but he can't resist the computer. He has already changed my desktop, opened so many applications that it crashed and pulled some of the keys off.

And Dan is a dork. But I love him.