Yesterday Indigo put on these noise-canceling headphones, looked at Dan and me and said, "Uh-oh, now you guys can't hear me!"
If you look at the back left corner of the above picture you will see I have a project in the making. I am making a scrappy log cabin quilt. It's going to take me a long time to make, so I am just going to work on it a little at a time, here and there when I can.
I'm not sure who this quilt will go to, but I know it will be someone special. I was thinking of making it for the new baby, but Dan said he wanted to be a part of that quilt. He wanted to help choose the fabrics and participate in making it. When we made Indigo's baby quilt, we choose the fabric together, then Dan did all of the cutting and squaring up while I did the sewing. When we made Indigo's quilt, I was very new to sewing, it was my first quilt, and I felt Dan's help was as much out of necessity as it was out of desire on his part. Also, Dan is now a talented wood-worker, so I assumed he would make something for the baby out of wood. Anyway, I found it so endearing that Dan wanted to help make the new baby's quilt!
So on to the progress being made!
I finished the diaper cake and it was soooo easy! I followed the instructions here.
Yesterday I cut out the rest of the freezer paper stencils. Seventeen people are said to be coming to the shower, so there were lots of stencils to be made. Since I knew what I was doing, it really didn't take very long. Dan took the kids out for the morning and I finished the stencils in a few hours. I traced all of the images (rather than sketching them by hand), except for the whale and the four-leaf clover. Dan drew those free hand. I am horrible draw-er. I tried to draw the whale and it looked more like the male contribution to the making of an embryo, if you know what I mean. I'll leave it at that.
Stencils with a Spring/Summer Theme for the 6-12 mo onesies:
Animal Themed Stencils:
Stars in two sizes:
I saved the best for last (in my opinion). My all-time favorite stencil -- the sock monkey.
You can find the pattern for the sock monkey stencil here.