Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Red Roses

I made this rose barrette
-in red of course-
using this tutorial and free pattern
from purl bee.

As Two would say,
it was "easy peasy".
And definitely a success
considering she wanted to wear it
the rest of the day.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quilt for Three

I had a quilt started for Three
before he was ever born.
Considering he's 18 mos old,
I figured it was a good time to finish it.

I ended up adding borders of brown fabric
to make it what I think it a good size
(approx 40"x60")
and there you have it:

I even cheated on the binding
and went with rag quilt edges:

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hide and Seek

I've mentioned before how Three likes to put things in odd places.

Here's a bouncy ball in our pasta drainer:

Can you find Thomas?

I looked all over for Three's milk cup one day,
only for it to be discovered the next day the toy box.

Yes, well, seeing as how he has a tendency to put things in odd places, it's probably not a good idea to give him anything of importance. Yet DaddyMan willingly handed over his glasses.

And then didn't watch him.

And then couldn't see when it came time
to find the glasses that Three, of course,
took off with.

Any guesses on how long it took
to find them here?

Yeah, I'm guessing DaddyMan won't be
handing over his glasses
anytime soon.

Life Happens!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Red Baby Gift

Two's best preschool bud's mama
just had baby girl #3.
She already has all things pink,
tons of clothes, etc but I happen to know
that mama's favorite color is RED
and I have really never seen her
with any red baby gear
so rather than buy her something
sensible, like diapers,
I'm sticking with the homemade route
and went for some RED!

Here's a red burp cloth:

Some red and pink baby legs
using this tutorial:
(Target has a ton of cute knee high socks for $2 each that are just perfect for these!)

Some red fabric sewed onto a 3x5 card
made for a super-fast, super-cute card:

Wrapped it all up cute with a red ribbon:

And had a seriously cute RED baby gift
that cost me under $5
but made up for it in personalized
homemade goodness!

Mama was so excited about it.
She goes, "Did you know red's my favorite color?!?"
Uh, yeah, I had an idea.

I love giving homemade!

Monday, March 22, 2010


Actual conversation:

Me: Didn't you wear that shirt yesterday?

One: Yeah.

Me: Don't you have clean clothes in your drawer?

One: Yeah.

Me: Well why did you wear this shirt again?

One: Cuz I like it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Burp Cloth & Onesie

I bought a package of cloth diapers
awhile back at the resale store.
They were brand new and quite a steal.
I'm not getting into cloth diapering
but I'd seen them turned into some super cute
burp cloths in blog land.

Here's my version:

I used some leftover fabric from this pillowcase
and the letter and yellow circle fabric are leftover
from this cute birthday shirt.
It's the ultimate "green" gift!

Here's a close-up of the letter:

I cut slits in the edge of the yellow fabric
so that it will fray with washing.

I also embellished a onesie
with ribbon and some fabric circles
from my scrap pile:

I love it!
Considering I have yet
to actually make anything
for my own baby girl coming soon,
I'm tempted to keep it,
but this is my friends'
first baby girl
and it's so fun to help load her up
with such girly cuteness!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green and more Green

No pinching occurred in our family today!
Although Two told me that she pinched
DaddyMan this morning....
even though he was wearing green....

Here's the green crew
plus One's best bud:

Yesterday's skirt turned out pretty cute!
Two's teachers said they were waiting
to see what she would wear today.
Not sure if that's a comment on the fact
that I often let her dress herself
or the fact that we go a little crazy
with theme-dress days. Hmmm.

So another craft that was
St Patty's appropriate totally on accident
(thanks to some scrap yarn)....

I learned to crochet!
From somebody's Aunt Esther.
Doesn't that name make her
sound immediately competent?
Anyway, youtube had many how-to videos
but if you're wanting to learn how to crochet,
you have to check out Aunt Esther!
It was a breeze and by the end of her videos
you can chain stitch, double stitch, half double stitch
and basically go crazy!

After a few attempts at each style,
I'm going for it with this beanie hat pattern.
It's gauged for a teen/young adult
but I used a smaller crochet hook
hoping for a smaller size
and let's face it,
also because that's the size crochet hook I had.

Anyway, it's looking too big for an infant
so at this point this hat belongs to
Whoever It Fits When I'm Done With It.
But it does actually look like a hat
so for my first attempt
(at least so far)
I'm calling it a success!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St Patrick's Day

Two came home from school
worried about having to wear green
or you'll get punched!

You better watch out for those Baptists!
(She goes to a Baptist preschool.)
I've always heard it as "pinched"
so I don't know if she heard it wrong
or if they really said punched
but either way,
I can't pass up a chance
to give my Baptist friends
a hard time.

Moving on...

I hate to admit it
but I used to own
a pair of green lounge pants.

So when wearing something green
suddenly became super important to Two
I gladly pulled my green pants
out of the goodwill bag
and chopped them up
to make this cute skirt:

And ruffled the edges using this tutorial:

The whole thing took about 5 min
and Two should escape any
pinches or punches that come her way.
Safety first!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Poor Dolly

Two: Hey Mom, look what I found!!!

Me: What?!

Two: My dolly's head!

Yup! Just a normal conversation
in the Mucho household!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I love this scrunched up look
of Three's on-purpose smile!

And One wanted me to take a picture
of him holding the basketball just like this:

It's a magical Sunday!
It's the first time Three willingly
got into a sibling shot!

He might not be looking
but they are all smiling!
That makes it a winner!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Easter Prep

I made this felt flower to go in
Two's hair for Easter:

It was super easy!
The directions and template are here.

It's going on a headband
but I couldn't wait to show it off.
Here it is with her Easter dress:

Super cute!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

18 mos

Three is officially 1 - 1/2 today!

At 18 mos, you:
*weigh 21 lbs
*can run
*saying new words like bottom and bonk
*especially like to bonk your head and then say "bonk"
*play peekaboo with everyone now, even strangers
*love calling for your sister by name
*are awesome at walking around public places holding my hand and not needing to be carried
*point to your diaper when you go potty
*love your big sibs like crazy

Happy Birthday Three!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Paintbox Squares: Orange & Yellow

I guess I can no longer deny
that I need to iron my blocks.
Not that I will anytime soon
but I desperately need to.
These squares wouldn't even lay flat.

But I love seeing fabric
that I've used before.
That yellow block on the far right,
doesn't seem like enough contrast,
but I used that very same print
to make a dress for Two!
I love that this quilt comes with
pre-made memories!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Christmas in Spring: Three's Stocking

With Baby Four coming
one month from today (wow!),
I am feeling the crunch
to get a few things finished.

Ohhhh, like Three's Stocking.

Totally random I know
but it feels urgent
so I'm going with it.

I learned my lesson from this
and am now focusing on
getting all of the pieces prepped
before putting the thing together.

It's not following the directions,
just a little trick I learned
to save my sanity.

So it's not going to look like much
until it all magically comes together
at the end (here's hoping!),
but here's the prepped yellow felt:

Ho Ho Ho!
Christmas is coming!