Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Cloche Hat- LOVE it!

These days it is usually knitted or crocheted, and since I do neither(despite a few pathetic attempts) I have not considered making them before. But, yesterday afternoon as I perused Ebay, looking at some of the adorable kids clothing creations there, I saw a fabric Cloche Hat with a gigantic flower attached that was to die for! I asked myself- Would she wear it? Could I force her to? My daugther has to have one of these! Thus all my Saturday plans are now on hold and I am making a hat for my daughter. As soon as it's done and I successfully bribe her, with candy, to wear it I will post a picture,

Side note: I had a difficult time finding a pattern for this, but was finally successful when I landed upon a site dedicated to vintage patterns. Seems the cloche hat is attributed to the 1920's. Who new? -although now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure "Millie" wore one of these in one of my favorite flicks/musicals'"Thouroughly Modern Mille." Great show! If you haven't seen it yet- you should consider doing that right away.

Friday, February 09, 2007

I took this picture of the kids last summer and since then it has become my favorite snapshot of them. It has been my screen saver for the last seven months and every time I see it, I smile. Honestly it's not the most attractive photo of them, but all the same it makes me want to squeeze 'em!! I just love my little bunch!

I finally got around to scrapping it. I'm sure my boys will think it's way too girly, but the paper makes me smile so I thought it was a fitting match to the photo.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Broccoli anyone?

My two-year-old Laura has been walking around all week talking about broccoli. Mind you I happen to love the vegetable, especially now that I cook it this way, which I learned from my friend's blog.( Shout out to you Jenni!) Still, I found it very unusual that my daughter seemed to have such an obsession, and yet all day long it's been broccoli this and broccoli that.

I've gone about the last week feeling pretty smug. I mean c'mon, I had done the unthinkable and managed to cultivate a child that appreciated the dark green things in life. Boy, was her colon going to thank me! But, as we all know, "pride goeth before the fall" and my "fall" came when I happened to be using a glitter marker and Laura squealed with delight as she reached for it- "Broccoli!"

And then I realized the truth- "broccoli " is not a nutritious vegetable to my daughter and she does not love it. "Broccoli," means "sparkly," and that, my friends, she does love very much. Now that I get it I know that she wants sparkly clothes, sparkly shoes, sparkly paper, pens, bowls, cups, jewelry, and whatever else she can get her hands on.

This leads me to a great idea and a big concern. First, for my idea: I have decided to "bedazzle" any and all of my clothing creations for her which, in turn, should make her passionately love them and want to where them everyday! As of now she does not and our battle continues. (see previous post here) Second, for my concern: My daughter does not have very much hair and what she does have is patchy, thin, wispy and often very un-cute. Stanton, her loving Father, keeps telling me that I should shave it because, in his words- "She looks like Gollum from Lord of the Rings." Now that she is obsessed with sparkly things, I'm just waiting for the day when she gives him more fuel by stroking her sparkly clothing while muttering, "My precious." I can't win!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Am I as boring as I think?

I have been away from the computer for a few days and it is amazing how quickly one can get out of touch! It seems I have been "tagged" in the blog world- so now I am supposed to share five things about myself people may not know.

I have to say that these sorts of things always get me feeling a little depressed because, as I try to think how to answer them, I quickly realize how boring I am. I can't think of a single unique thing about myself. So I asked my husband- surely he would have some wonderful insight about me and all that makes me special.... His response? "I don't know." That was it!!! So it must be true- I am boring, boring, boring.

However, I'm attempting a list anyway- and if you're reading this, and you consider yourself a friend ,your job now is to comment and tell me how "unusual" a person I am so that I can move past this early mid-life identity crises! :)

1. I can tap dance and I'm good at.
2. In fifth grade I had a desperate crush on Boy George. Weird- but true.
3. I secretly throw away all my children's art projects when they aren't looking. ( I guess that makes me "cruel and unusual" Seriously though, what am I supposed to do with them all?)
4. I am from The OC and I'm scared of the ocean, waves, sea animals and anything that might be lurking in the sand.
5. I love mangoes

Now I tag Lisa, Lindsay and Laura. Hopefully this is easier for you than me.


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