We'll start with Theme Thursday: Trees or Leaves
Yesterday was a little "froggy" around here so I didn't think an outdoor photo of leaves and trees was in order. And I was in my jammies. And lazy. And hungry. And I thought it was Thursday, photo submission day, all day even though it was called "Ash Wednesday"...*sigh*
So we had a mini-photo shoot inside and here is my official submission:
Leo was the set designer
It took so many takes for me to figure out how to manually force my camera into submission, but this exercise is helping me figure it all out. I swear I changed iso's and everything this time!! But the first 30 photos were blurry and terrible. It is amazing how victorious you feel when you finally hit the sweet spot of light, space, focus and no little hands in the picture!!
Next week is Architecture!
Now run on over to Cari's to see real foliage and beauty. I promise I won't take a picture of a plastic-covered couch for next week.
The next link-up is for Ana's Valentine's Day Cabin Fever Creativity Link-up!!
At first when I saw what she did, I thought, Nah, never gonna happen. But then I realized I was already in the middle of a craft I started (and intended to gift) at Christmas!
Since Roman was born, he hasn't had any "lovies". Elena had a white and purple blanket that she loved (which he is currently using...poor kid). Leo had his pacifiers. But Roman just has Momma. I have always wanted to get him a taggie blanket but never got around to it. So, I thought I would make him something that is 100% his own. I completed it last night just in time for his first birthday tomorrow:
I found the pattern for this guy on Ravelry.com! I wanted to make something fun and silly and I found an entire collection of free monster patterns. Crocheting is way easier and faster than knitting so I knew I would be able to finish this eventually!
The kids have been bothering me for WEEKS to finish it for Roman! They really want me to complete his so I can start on one for them!
I did add something a little special to this little monster. I cut up the velcro strap of jingle bells from their Christmas stockings and put two little bells in each of the hands!
And then for his feet, I used the huge plastic bubbles that Amazon puts in their boxes to make a crinkle sound.
First the plastic wrap and then stuff it!
So now it is interactive like the taggie blanket! Now, go check out the link-up at Ana's to see all the other creative outlets people are using to beat the winter blues!!!