Monday, February 23, 2009

Hiking and Booties

I finished the brown booties, but can't find the second one, so I haven't been able to photograph it.
On the weekend we went hiking near Helen Hunt Falls. It was the perfect day to hike and Clayton had a good time. He knows how to drink from the pack, so when he got parched he was fine.
The last photo is one of the booties that actually fits Clayton. I'll have to get a pic of him wearing them.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Here is the start of another pair of booties that should fit Clayton. I glued on some felted circles I made. Oh, here's place I got the cute pattern.

New Booties

Above: made from recycled shower curtain (green). Houndstooth from fabric sample book.
Left: made from my old FLAX dress.
Here are some new booties I made. They are too small for Clayton, unfortunately, so I will send them to his cousins. Of course, Clay wouldn't be caught dead in those green and pink ones. :) I wanted to prevent slipping, so I used dots of fabric glue on some and the reverse of some home decorating fabric/upholstery for the last pair. That pair was made from an old dress of mine. I am working on a few other larger ones that should fit Clayton.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Clayton made a card for Daddy. (I put glue on his hands and sprinkled on glitter. On the front, I cut out a heart from a piece of paper that he scribbled on.)
Clay really likes meatballs!

Cezanne wanted some, too.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Arts and update

Update- I finished pants for Clayton and they came out pretty well.

I have stopped nursing Clayton, much to my chagrin. I am in some pain now and I'm finding it tough to pick him up because I can't handle the pressure on my chest. I was fearful of weaning because of my problems with blocked milk ducts. So, far I'm just hard and sore, so my wish is that it doesn't take too long to get through it.

I am working on some kimono wrap shirts for Clayton and I may make matching pants. They will be pj's. If I can make them successfully I will make some for Olivia and Drake, Clay's cousins. I made these long sleeved. Here they are:

I have also carved out a rubber block picture of Clayton to make into cards. The method of transfer was to print out the black and white Photoshop manipulated image using our laser printer. I placed the copy print side down onto the rubber, placed a piece of muslin over the copy and ironed on Medium. I pulled off the paper when warm. I carved away the white areas. I save ink by not printing out the whole black background. The next step is to print them on cards. The block measures just larger than the front of the blank cards. I need to make sure I have oil based black ink. Maybe the water-soluble would work, too.


Clayton is growing so fast. He even started using crayons!! He can drink from a sippy cup all by himself.

His favorites:
bananas (still)
cheerios (actually toasted oats or tasty o's generic versions)
tossing cheerios on the ground
bongo and a ball
pens from the drawer
a zip lock bag of highlighters
mommy and daddy food
giving and receiving hugs
putting his head on your lap or shoulder
Cezanne, the cat- he puts his head on him, too
Looking in daddy's medicine cabinet
opening drawers and dumping out it's contents
taking a new print out of the printer and handing it to mommy
smiling with a squint
walking with the help of mom or dad
escaping from mom and zipping down the hall
playing in toilet
playing in the cat's water dish
pulling toilet paper off the role
zipping around the grocery store in the cart
crawling up and down stairs

His dislikes:
when we try to make him drink when he doesn't want to


I am so far behind on posting on the site. Sure, my goal was to write a Haiku a day. I have gotten behind, so I apologize. Here are several. I will try harder.

yellow stripes
resume this late evening
catching up

space ship
lights up our hall
eyes closed

sleeping gypsy
under a full moon
lion and lyre

repeating drum
full of clean wet diapers
over night

first birthday
testing out cake
hungry caterpillar

bitter cold
flown in from Syracuse
thanks mom and dad

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Keystone trip with Mom and Dad

Cardboard Sled Derby- Keystone

We participated in a cardboard sled derby this past weekend. Clayton was the beautiful butterfly from the end of The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle his favorite book. Clay wasn't too thrilled about hanging around waiting for the start of the race, but he's a trooper, and survived the wreck in the middle of the slope.