Friday, September 5, 2008

What have I been up to....

Many a thing I have been up to, I can tell you that! It's incredible how much time goes by (between my blogs that is). I have been keeping very busy but not necessarily with paper. I have lots of pics of my life from the past few weeks so let's just jump into those!

These first pics are of a "mini vacation" that we took when Jed had a few days off. We decided to go to the Sierras because Jed hadn't been in such a long time and I had never been. It was a crazy trip the first 24 hours because camping and hiking with Cree was no easy task let me tell you. But we had a great time never the less! And it was gorgeous to boot! Forgive the fact that we look so dirty and worn, camping really took it out on us. The last few pics of Creedence (when she is wearing Jed's hat) were taken in Tahoe the last night of the trip. The lighting was so great and she was being so cute I just had to get some shots.

In my last post I think I mentioned that I was going to try and start some new crafts, right? Well... I did. I started knitting! I also want to start sewing but that is going to have to wait a little bit more. I am so loving knitting though! All my friends think I am silly for doing this. But I say if I am happy then I am going to keep doing it. What else am I supposed to do as a SAHM? None of them are so maybe that is why they don't see that this is the funnest thing in the world! Funnest is a word right? It just doesn't look like it would be. Anyway. I have started so many swatches and then ripped them out I lost count. But that helped me to fully understand what it is that I am doing and helped perfect my technique while saving yarn! I have below a very simple baby blanket that I started out of cotton-which I love knitting with so much! It doesn't look that big but I am far from done. I have great plans for it with fabrics and crocheted trim (yes, I am going to learn how to do that too!) and ribbon. It will be wonderful when I am done. I have actually gotten a lot further than the pic because it has been a little while since I took that photo.

Now this loverly picture is my dream skirt! It is absolutely gorgeous! It is from a wonderful book called Knitting Lingerie Style. It is the book that got me wanting to knit! I will have to learn how to knit on the round for this one and also get like 60 bucks worth of yarn, but thats ok because I will love it when it comes out! I really want to get that yarn but I can't find it anywhere! I am going to have to start asking around. If you know where to get Diakeito Diarufuran then please please let me know!! I will keep you updated on the blanket and possible skirt.

As of late, Creedence has been having a lot of trouble falling asleep at night and staying asleep. When I say trouble, I mean that she is waking....realizing she is in her crib...and proceeds to start screaming bloody murder til we come in. She also screams murder when we put her in her crib to go to bed at night. After nights and nights of this and of letting her cry it out for as long as I could let myself we decided to try something different. Well she showed us what it would take. I put on Harry Potter (her new fav movie) because I wanted some background noise and I thought it might occupy her while I tried to get a couple things done, and boom. She was out like a light. So now, every night, we turn on harry or pooh (her other fav) and she falls asleep on her boppy. This is her (below). Super cute asleep balancing on her boppy. We don't know how a baby who moves so much in her sleep can lay teetering and be comfy enough to zonk out. Either way, I had to get some pics of it. so sweet.

That's all that I have for right now! In my next post I will tell you about some of the other fun crafts I want to try and the great books that inspired me to do them! Also, Creedence is turning one soon! I am preping for her birthday party so I will have stuff to share about that too! Take care! ~Amy~

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