Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yesterday: Crafts with mamas, pictures of Robert

It's like he gets sweeter every day. He laughs and smiles a lot and will have little baby conversations with us. He enjoys lying on the floor watching the ceiling fan, and lately he's been letting us get a decent amount of sleep at night. I do nurse him several times but we don't have to actually get up with him until 5 or 6. (Of course when I say we I mean Jordan. Thanks honey!)

Yesterday I hosted a "Hippie Handicrafts" playdate (Megan thought of the name). I set up a craft area with a rainbow of felted wool and a bunch of scissors and a hot glue gun, plus brownies and coffee. We sat around the table and made gnomes and pocket babies while our children socialized in the living room. It was great! I meant to take a picture of all our gnomes together, but I forgot! Here is the pocket baby I made for Suzi.

Hippie Handicrafts is going to be a regular thing, every other week with a different craft each time. It has the added benefit of helping me keep my house clean.

Also, Hobby Lobby has unfinished wood on sale (40% off!) so last night we went shopping and when we got home I made this.

I enjoy making dolls about 300 times more when they have wooden heads. It takes away the part of the process that stresses me out and adds a nice weight and smooth texture to the doll too. I want to make more!

I think I'm going to let the girls run around the backyard a little while before it gets too hot. It's going to be a good day, I can tell.


Tanya said...

Robert is adorable. Have a great weekend.

Emily said...

I <3 these dolls! I'd love to make some for my girls, assuming I can find the time. I have to go to Hobby Lobby this weekend anyway (trying to start making my own bows to save $$), so I'll have to pick up some supplies so at least I have them available.