Wednesday, February 29, 2012


It's here! Now that Little Miss knows how to climb on the couch, I had to seperate her play yard from it, which made it much smaller. =(

Someone just HAD to sit on mom's leg while she was knitting.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This how a one year old helps with laundry: everything, unfolded, in the same drawer. Yes, towels do belong with socks.
Walking the stroller in the house. I should put a doll... Er maybe not. Doll might get hurt with this driving!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Today's dollar store booty!

Hey, if drinking from my huge travel cup gets her to drink more water, she can have it all she wants. She'll even hand it to me to share. =)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mama Love Mitts

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Knit Mama Love Mitts
Just finished knitting these fingerless gloves for my sister, Brandi. She saw the ones that I knit my mom ( and asked for some as her hands get cold at work, but she needs her fingers to type. These are based on the Baby Love Mitts, I designed for my baby. ( If you can't tell, they're a plum purple. This isn't very good lightining.

This is the new smiley face, lmao!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today, I'm having "quick 'n' dirty" scattered sushi for lunch. I couldn't manage a hand roll and my knivea are all too dull for a traditional roll. Plus, that takes more time, prep and mess.

Clear gel polish + french manicure polish = awesome, long lasting, easily changable manicure! I need new white polish, this one is gums up really fast now. =/

Little Miss saw my foil to remove my gel polish and said, "Pretty!", which is what she calls jewelry and hair accessories. I'm going to do clear gel and just paint over them, since I've already tested it with my cheapest polish and it lasts great!

Note the pinky; such a dainty eater.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Makin' Stuff

T-shirt Draped Vest
Last night, I made this draped vest from an extra large t-shirt! No sewing required! If you know how to use scissors, you can make this. Seriously, it's that easy. Thrift store with extra large t-shirts, here I come!!! Thanks to my friend, Michelle, for sharing a different t-shirt vest she made from the same website, I came across the tutorial here:

I wore this outfit on mine and hubby's date today... plus a long silver necklace... Little Miss was playing with it when I took this picture. Don't worry, it's just plastic costume jewelry.

Speedy Speckled Spats.
I also wore these! I crocheted these spats for my ankle boots today in a matter of about 20 minutes once I figured out how I was going to make them.

I always give her little bits of food, but as soon as I was holding the grilled cheese close enough, she grabbed it right out of my hand. My baby's growing up so fast!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Someone is now hiding food under her high chair cover.

Goldfish crackers are made with smiles!

And the several times daily ritual of dropping ALL her toys outside the play yard begins.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Baby Love

Baby Love Mitts
I just finished these fingerless mitts for Little Miss today. I wrote a pattern too and plan to put it in my Etsy shop. I'd also like to do an adult version that's similar, but not an exact replica. I love how the gradual color variation of the Red Heart Kids yarn (color = Bikini) looks!

Baby Love Mitts

Baby Love Mitts

Also, Stu was telling a lady he works with about the cake I made him for Valentine's Day. He had me text him some pics to show her and she might pay me to make a cake for her boyfriend's mom's birthday coming up! That'd be cool, huh? Hubby was all, "New career?" LOL. Maybe. We'll see.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

She found the ears on her hat. Haha!

Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day
I knit these cute little kitties for my girls for Valentine's Day. Little Miss loves them. I was making the black one for Teen Miss first and Little Miss stole it from me as soon as it had a face, but no limbs. She walked around kissing the crap out of it and exclaming, "Kitty!" She was going to get a dolly from the same pattern, but her kiss fest told me she needed a kitty too.

Valentine's Day
The Valentine's Day spread. My gifts to hubby and the girls.

Valentine's Day
I made Hubby a strawberry lemonade bundt cake for his Valentine gift. It's even got a handmade paper bow!

Valentine's Day
I made these construction paper gift bags to put my girls' knit kitties in.

Valentine's Day
Stu gave me this Pandora bracelet for Valentine's Day along with a box of chocolates and a cute heart jewelry box to keep my bracelet stuff in. It has a pink hearts bead and a dangle charm with each of the girls' birthstone. They have a whole brochure of beads, charms and connectors so you can build your own bracelet! We will be adding more things over the years! =)

Stu and I had dinner at Sizzler. I love their steak! I had the steak and lobster. I'd never had lobster before. It was okay.

Gel Polish
I got a Gelish gel polish kit, one colored polish and a mini uv light with some of the tax return money. I just put it on today and I love it so far! I just hope it lasts a long time. I'm so tired of painting my nails just to have them chipping the next day... and I've tried everything.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yay For Babies... And Monkeys.

Decorating Tools
I picked up this reusable pastry bag and piping tips for a total of $6 at Walmart.

Sarah's Baby Shower Cake
And I made this with those tools! It's a gluten free chocolate cake with pudding in the mix, strawberry frosting. I used canned frosting and just added powdered sugar to stiffen it a bit so it would hold it's piped shape. My freind Sarah from knit meeting is expecting her 4th baby in two weeks. We threw her a baby shower at the knit meeting today. My inspiration for the cake came from Nothing Bundt Cakes. I was really pleased with how it turned out and it was a hit! Everyone had seconds (including me) but one person. I plan to make more cakes like this in the future!

Cake Poke Card
Here's the card I made for it. I even bought some jewelry wire to make the cake poke that it's resting in.

Sock Monkaaaay!
Every baby needs a sock monkey and I knit this one for Sarah's little expected angel, Amy.

Sarah's Gift
I totally forgot to get wrapping paper for Sarah's baby shower gift. So, I wrapped it in a receiving blanket I had and made a chenille yarn bow.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Video199.3gp a video by yarnpixie on Flickr.

So thrilled she's finally drinking lots of fluids on her own accord!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wardrobe tip: Increase your fall and winter items by wearing your capris over knee high boots during chilly seasons!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Catch Up

Sewn Apron Base w/ Pockets for Michelle
Sewn Apron Base w/ Pockets for Michelle

Sewn Rice Pack for Michelle
Sewn Rice Pack for Michelle

Sewn Jersey Headbands
Sewn Jersey Headbands for me

Knit Cabled Earwarmer Headband
Earwarmer headband for mine and Little Miss's daily walks after lunch.

Knit Fingerless Gloves
I knit these fingerless gloves for my mom's birthday today.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Little Miss has been under the weather due to getting her shots. Sometimes, you just need to carry a mixing bowl around the house to feel better.