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I am a 30 year old stay-at-home mother of two from Michigan. I like to crochet, it relaxes me. I love to make new and different things!
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sugar & Spice

When I was younger, I always said that when I was old enough to have children, I only wanted boys. I grew up with three brothers and was a huge daddy's girl. I played softball, wore my brother's old clothes, and would walk in the creek without any shoes on and catch snakes to take home as pets. When I was a freshman in high school, I wore baggy t-shirts and boys tennis shoes. I couldn't stand the color Pink and didn't like the way girls were so dramatic and catty. Things changed for me when I met a boy. He sat behind me in Biology class and would always hand me notes on little pieces of paper. At a Friday night school dance after a basketball game, he asked me to dance with him. I still remember to this day what I was wearing: a plaid flannel shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. Boys tennis shoes. This boy told me that I would be so much cuter if I dressed like a girl. That comment totally changed my life. 

But, I still only wanted baby boys. I didn't know what to do with girly girls, since I wasn't one. On October 27, 2007, I gave birth to my little Princess, G. Her room was Pink and Brown polka dots. Her clothes were Pink and fluffy. Now she is three years old, loves Disney Princesses, playing dress up, and pretending to put makeup on. Her room is still Pink. Lately she only wants to wear dresses. I actually had to buy her some dresses that she could play in from a second-hand store. 

I wanted to make G a cute little sun hat that looked like something Audrey Hepburn would have worn as a child. G wants to be a movie star, so it would be perfect for her. I grabbed my yarn and just started crocheting, and this is what I came up with: 

 G put the hat on and ran into her bedroom, and started dancing in front of her mirror. I think she liked it!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fun!!

Well, I would say TGIF but since I'm a stay-at-home mom, I don't really notice what day it even is most of the time. :) However, I know that most people are really happy that it's Friday, so this post is for you!

Today I am finishing up a blanket that I'm donating to an auction for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I love making blankets but they take a lot of time and effort! I am surrounded by granny squares. But, it will all be worth it in the end. I love helping out a good cause whenever I can. I am also starting a sun hat. I was thinking of all the little girls in their frilly Easter dresses when I visualized this hat. My daughter, G, has been only wanting to wear dresses lately. She doesn't even own that many, so it's a challenge to get her dressed every morning. Her latest obsession is High School Musical, and Gabriella in the movie pretty much only wears dresses. I thought I could dodge the High School Musical bullet until she was older, but I guess not!

When I crochet, I like to listen to my ipod. It makes every project seem to go by faster, and makes me calm and relaxed. I thought I would post a video today of one of the songs that is almost always played on my ipod. I am not too proud to mention that this amazing song was written and performed by my fabulous brother, Casey Stratton. I chose this video because my daughter and I are always singing this song. :)

If you would like more information on Casey, please visit www.caseystratton.com. 

TGIF!!! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Plain Weird

Something surprisingly popular on the web is Salad Fingers. He is a creepy green guy who plays with finger puppets and likes to touch rusty spoons. I'm not sure what it is, but there is something kind of fun about Mr. Salad. You know how it is; someone creates something a little strange, and it quickly becomes all the rage, while most of us "normal" people are still wondering what the heck it's all about! 

A friend of mine really enjoys Salad Fingers. She asked me to make a Salad Fingers amigurumi doll for her daughter, and I couldn't resist the challenge.