Friday, January 27, 2012

Things You Didn't Know

If you've been following this blog long you've probably learned a few things about me.  I love photography, I love nature, I have cute kids, I (obviously) love to craft.  But what about those things about me that you don't find out through regular posting? Here's 10 things you probably didn't know about me:

1.  I'm a grouch most days before 10 am.  Coffee helps significantly.
2.  In the winter I wear my red fuzzy bathrobe approximately 50% of the day, even when I've gotten ready and dressed.
3.  I could live on pizza.  I would be a lot fatter, but I'd be happy
4.  I can make my tongue into the shape of a clover (like this)
5.  I have asked for and received both of the Lego Harry Potter Wii games the last two Christmases.  Most of the time I prefer to play them alone.
6.  Spiders really freak me out.
7.  I'm super sensitive.  I'm not easy to offend exactly, I just care a lot about what others think of me (working on this one).
8.  I wait till my kids go to bed to eat junk food if I don't feel like sharing
9.  I still sleep with a stuffed animal (its a comfort thing - like some people hold a pillow, I hold a dog)
10.  I watch Sliders, or other similarly dorky shows, while I knit and crochet.

So now you know.  Aren't you glad?

Oh, and just for fun here's a quick pic from a recent photo session with my awesome husband.  I love that guy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stuff (aka: I have no cute title for this post!)

Its winter here in the Midwest, but its been a strange one.  We've had some record highs, and some typical lows, some snow, some rain, and some beautiful sunshine!  Along with parenting my 3 kids, keeping up on housework (which seems never-ending in the dreariness of winter), and hanging with my hubby, I've been keeping myself busy with a few projects.

First up is a Beard Hat in Colts Blue & White, as requested by another Indianapolis native.  Modeled here by my ever patient husband (he's probably modeled 16 of these hats for me now!)

Then a spring-inspired Swirl Hat modeled by my lovely daughter :)

Next, I made this quilt in a fit of crafting frenzy when I realized I didn't have a gift for one of my college roommates who just had a new baby!  I love how it turned out.

Lastly was this teeny tiny newborn Stripey PomPom hat for a friend of ours who wanted a hat for her soon-to-be-born daughter to match one she purchased for her son, but in girl colors.  She requested the pompom have stripes.  That was a new one for me, but I was pretty happy with the outcome.

And so as not to leave my other boys out, enjoy this shot of my littlest "reading" a book (love his smile!) and a photo my husband took of our oldest checking out the skyline of Chicago on a trip they took together this month.