Before I had Carter I was given this Moses Basket.
But once I found out Carter was a he, and not a she. I felt the ruffles had to go.
With my trusty measuring tape, I went to work.
I measured the height of the sides, plus some to make it up over the wicker edge.
Then measured the entire "oval".
Next I measured the bottom. Essentially, it's only three pieces.
Using some baby flannel, that I was addicted to while pregnant with Carter.
Everytime I went into the fabric shop I picked up at least another yard! It's just so soft!
Using my baby flannel I cut out my pieces, and went ahead and sewed them together. I sewed my red band to the sailboats first. Then sewed them into the oval shape. Then added the bottom. And actually the bottom is not sewn "right sides together" I pinned it while it was in the basket, and then just topstitched over. And it has held up great.
I'm glad I pulled this out to use with Wyatt, and share with all of you!
All I wanted was whipped cream. But didn't want it from a can or tub,
I wanted HOMEMADE whipped cream.
So I picked up a carton of heavy cream, and got to whipping.
And to my surprise. I made BUTTER! Not whipped cream.
I thought I should have picked up heavy whipping cream. Not heavy cream. But I have been told that I just over beat it. I guess I will have to do it again and see what happens. Anyways, my butter came out sweet since I added a little bit of sugar thinking it was going to be whipped cream. Either way its tastes great on toast, not so much on ice cream!
Do you preserve any of your garden to use during the winter?
I typically only do my tomatoes (either as sauce, or soup)
green beans (pickled) and my cucumbers (pickled).
But this year was different!
I visited my great uncle (who I am guessing is in his 70's) and he let Carter and I pick pears right off the tree! And they were the best pears ever.. I'm thinking another visit is in order!
With two grocery bags full, I needed to preserve them somehow.
I decided to can them in a light syrup. The light syrup recipe came from one of my Ball Preserving Books, it was 2 cups sugar to 4 cups water, dissolve and your done!
Now, to prepare the pears! I threw them all in the sink since I noticed an ant or two on them, and filled the sink with water. Next I peeled and peeled and peeled. Making sure to place them back in water so they didn't turn brown on me!
Once peeled and ready for the syrup, I quartered them making sure to leave the core and seeds together to throw in my compost ( That's a whole other story, for another day!)
Then I filled my jars and added the syrup. At this point I stopped. I didn't hot water bath them as I should have and just tucked them in the fridge ( I knew they would get eaten as fast as I made them, and I was right). But if you have a really big batch and want to can them, just follow your Blue Preserving Book for Hot Water Bath!
These were delicious! I hope I get the chance to pick up some more!
Christie’s Heartoberfest is an annual awareness and fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting the SADS foundation (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome). Each year 400,000 Americans die suddenly and unexpectedly due to cardiac arrhythmias. 3, 976 of them are young people under the age of 35. In 2005 one of the victims was Christie Tolosky, who died suddenly at the age of 24 from what was later diagnosed as Long QT Syndrome.
If you've visited my space for a while, you know my big boy ( can you believe I can call him a big boy? I can't!) loves Yo Gabba Gabba! I really thought when he first started to show interest at 16 or 18 months old he would outgrow it. Nope. At 2 1/2 he is still into it!
Anyways, when we started to tell Carter we were having a baby he was just about 2. So it was kinda hard to explain to him.
Well, after realizing that we owned the Meet My Family episode of Yo Gabba Gabba, we figured out how to break it to him. Muno has a baby brother and his name is Baby GoGo.
Well, long story short. Baby Go Go has stuck. If you ask Carter where Baby GoGo was, he would come right up to my belly. If you asked him what his brother's name was it was GoGo. So when I was planning on getting Carter something to give him once his brother was born, (who we did not name GoGo on his birth certificate, it's Wyatt) I got the idea of his own Baby GoGo.
But here's the hard part, I googled GoGo doll and got some girly doll. Not the Yo Gabba Gabba one.
But what I did find was this great example and mimicked my GoGo from there.
After a couple hours and some ripping out here and there Carter had his own GoGo complete with diapers and blankie!
Not bad for not having a pattern, and was made out of 8 pieces!
When I had Carter, I invested a ton of time into having my photos of him printed and then scrapbooked his first year with almost a page a day! I mean that scrapbook is huge.
I would love to do the same for Wyatt, except I am going a different route. Digital. I had played around with digital free downloads here and there with my Photoshop experience, but now I am using MyMemories!
This way, I can save money of printing all my pictures and having them shipped here. I save money on all the papers, stickers, glue etc. All I will have to do is print the final product and either have it bound or put in the clear protectors like I did for Carter's book just two years ago!
MyMemories sent me a copy of their My Memories Scrapbook Suite, and I am so happy they did! It's very user friendly, which sometimes I feel Photoshop is not. It's straight forward which is a plus for me right now with two boys!
Here's what I came up with in a matter of minutes (literally, while feeding Wyatt, so I was able to do it one handed!)...
A layout from scratch of Wyatts first week! All I have to do is add my photos!
Or there a layouts in the program premade...
Or downloadable ones... Some free, some for sale...
How do you scrapbook? Traditionally? Digitally?
Would you like to try the My Memories Scrapbook Suite?