Friday, January 25, 2008

Home Made Items

I just wanted to post a few pictures of some things I've made for Bennett recently. They are nothing amazing but are just too cute.
The hat and mittens are from wool sweaters I have been able to purchase VERY cheaply at thrift type stores. The hat was actually a collar of a turtle neck sweater that was cashmere. The gloves are from the sleeve (and the rest of the body of the sweater I used to make gloves for Gram for christmas). The are super soft and I just love them. They look so cute on Bennett. As you can see the gloves are not perfect. I cut them by eye and then sewed them so nothing to intricate but they work!

The are wool longies (as they call them in the cloth diaper world). They are sleeves from a wool sweater I got at a thrift store also (for about $1). I threw them into a hot water wash and felted them up and then cut off the sleeves and sewed them into pants for Bennett. Look at how cute he is in them!!
I have not sewed a waistband into them yet and am not sure if I will. Now I just need some fitted diapers to go underneath and I wont need a cover when he wears these! I have over a dozen sweaters that I've collected that I need to make into something so I plan to make more of these along with some soakers. I need to make hat and mittens for Aiden also and some socks for Erik.
A little blurry but the only photo I have of him in the hat. He is just too cute!!

Finsihing up Shingling

Daddy and Aiden hanging out on the scaffolding.

Aiden took this picture of Erik while he was working on the siding. We are almost there with the second side of the house. The rest will get done in the spring/summer.

Right now Erik is going gang busters in the basement. Soon we will have the ceiling up and will need to work on a hearth for the fire place and then we will just need to lay the floor. Oh...before the floor will come paint. And after the floor will be trim. It is going to be SO nice. I will try to remember to take a few inprogress pictures.

Playing in the Snow

Just a few photo's I wanted to share of us all playing in the snow. Aiden LOVES being out in the snow. He is enjoying making snow angels. No pictures of that yet. And we have not been able to make a snowman yet either. Snow just hasn't been good for that! Enjoy the pictures!
How do you like Aiden's snow fort??

Helping Daddy bring in the fire wood.
Aiden just loves to slid on his belly!
And did we mention how much Abbey LOVES snow. She mopes around the house all day until we go outside. She loves it. Erik put her out yesterday and then forgot she was out there until he saw he running in circles out in the deep snow in front of the house. She is too funny!

Sliding on our little homemade hill. Perfect for little boys.
Helping daddy build a little igloo.

A Cold Winter Day

Aiden was "so cold" one morning so ran in and jumped under the covers in the living room while I made breakfast. He just looked so cute so I ran in and snapped a picture.