Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quick Update

I don't have much time to type but I want to pop in and say "Hi! I'm still here!" and give you some promised Ruffin pics. I also have a couple of completed presents to share with you! First of all, these pouches (which have been delivered - stuffed with goodies, mostly chocolate!) were so easy and turned out perfectly that now I want to make myself an army of them. Right now. *ahem* What I mean to say is I really want to finish Christmas presents first...

I used a modified version of this tutorial. I wish I could get that adorable elephant fabric that she used, but alas, it was not to be. I will fill you in on my mods later when I make my army of them.

Also, I figured it was safe to post the present for my 2-year old niece because I'm pretty sure she doesn't read my blog. Thanks for this idea, Carmen!

Lastly I would like to shower you with a little Ruffin love. He is sporting some of the amazing things Carmen sent me! She told me she made "a little something" for Ruffin, but I was blown away with the awesomeness of what we received! Check out her post about it!

This is the sweetest little monkey lovey/blankie. It is so soft! Ruffin has a similar monkey lovey that has a rattle in his head, which he adores. This one does not have a rattle, so we have named it "Night-night Monkey" and its perfect for sleep snuggles. It keeps him happy until I get to him when he wakes up at night, which is great!

This is a fleece blanket with a crocheted edge and a cutie cute crocheted monkey in the corner. If you can't tell by now, we love monkeys. Love. Them. Ruffin has been snuggling with this one in the car.

Carmen also send a gorgeous changing pad (which I will not be showing in action), a monkey ornament for our Christmas tree, the sweetest card (which she made, of course!) and a quilted zipper pouch and headband for me! How awesome is she?!!? (You will have to check out her pics of those things for now, since its been yucky cloudy here and mine turned out poorly.) Thanks so much, Carmen!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stover Family Stockings

Yay! We have a snow day from school today so I finished our stockings for Ruffin's first Christmas. Now, we may not have anywhere to hang them since we are in the process of buying a house and may be moving over Christmas, but we'll at least have them!

They are reversible (I am so excited about that) but since the wind chill was ZERO today (for real) I didn't hang around to snap a photo of the inside view yet. I'll try to get better pictures soon. I designed this stocking and I have written my very first pattern/tutorial - coming soon to my blog! I am really REALLY excited about that! I need to finalize it and proofread. Carmen (who just sent me the most Ah-May-Zing package for Ruffin - my pics in the next post, stay tuned!) inspired me to do this with her first tutorial for her skinny daisy chain scarf.

Ruffin's stocking...

Daddy's stocking...

Mommy's stocking...

And, as promised, here is some cutie pie Ruffin love!

Look out, Daddy, I'm claiming your chair!

Sweet man!

And now back to the sewing room for me to finish my Christmas presents!