i craft

i craft
i made myself a shirt last night. please forgive the crummy picture, i took it at work this morning. sssshhhhh! the details: two coats of ruby red jacquard ink on a old shirt from target. i washed collettes deer shirt last night, and it looks terrific! no fading whatsoever. if you havent made one of these yet, i cant tell you how fun it is. i think if we had an american apparel store here, i might never leave the basement again. seriously. questions for those who have tried this, what are you using to cut your stencils and on what are you cutting them? the first two i used a utility knife thing, which wasnt so hot, this time i had new blades for my exacto knife. both times i cut on my fabric cutting mat. im wondering if it might be easier to use some hard surface instead? or maybe i shouldnt pick a font with such tiny pointed corners? probably. anyway, have a wonderful weekend everyone. looks like there is 100% chance of rain all weekend here, so i dont have to feel guilty if i make ten more shirts...


Anonymous ke said...

i love the shirt! i'm really wanting to try one of these, i think it might already become an addiction... where have you been finding your stencils? i love this idea, so much fun. i'm thinking even tea towels might be a good idea. the possibilities are endless, really.

11:40 AM  
Blogger donna said...

will you please make me one that just says "i sing"?? that would be awesome! :)

11:44 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

so great! are you designing the stencils yourself, using found art, or??? give me all your tips and tricks, please!

6:59 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

oh, i love it!! i'd like a tank with that (live in tank tops). you have a great blog! i've just added you to my bloglines. look forward to reading!

10:26 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

i love it. i want one. seriously. beautiful.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Su said...

It came out great! That font seems like it took you forever to cut out. I try to pick simple ones and I use an exacto knife on a cutting mat, same as you. Its kind of difficult but I can't think of any other way to do it.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I absolutely have to try that stencilling. Am going to go through the children's t-shirts right now to find anything suitable while they are at school and can't stop me.

6:13 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

seriously, we have to have a craft time play-date. i want one of these sooooo bad. i was thinking something that said photography in a cool font....any ideas where i could find one....maybe an old type writer style????? you would know best:)

9:44 PM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

yep. I'm going to do it. between you and amanda and amy it's all gonna hit the fan. 'course, i have a lot to live up to-- yours looks fantastic.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous susannah said...

Your 'I Craft' stencil is my favourite so far! Brilliant! Off to design some stencils while I hunt down a source for freezer paper. Then I may join in your flickr group.
So inspiring! Thank you :)

7:26 PM  
Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

Your shirt is great.... Could you made me on with "sewing cat"? lol
Have a nice week.... hello from belgium!!!!

5:06 AM  
Blogger lardawg said...

i crapt.

7:29 PM  
Blogger beth said...

i'm going to be knocking on your door soon, t-shirt in hand, for a lesson on how to be cool like you.

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summer corner

summer corner
ok, ok, i know i am rushing summer, but the weather has been so nice lately. last week i finally remembered after ten million trips to target to buy some new playdough. since we already have enough bits of dried food on our floor (rice anyone??) i decided to move their little table out on the porch. perfect! a new corner is born! i think i will be doing this quite a bit this summer because they loved it and we spend A LOT of time out there. so glad to see that other friends are doing the same. more corners of my home on flickr.


Blogger dopeattic said...

i hope you have a great summer and i love your new banner, quite fitting.

9:34 AM  
Blogger cally said...

Summer needs all the encouragement it can get.

I loved reading what you said about blogging over on Mav's blog, so well put. Best of all it brought me back here, I've not vistied many blogs in the last few weeks so it's nice to return to old favourites.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Su said...

Play dough can be tricky. With a class full of 3 year olds I have learned this the hard way but I found the BEST recipe for playdough. We cook it together and it is SO inexpensive and lasts long too. I found play dough at the store to be crumbly, thats why it always ends up on the floor. Let me know if you want it I'll email it to you.

11:31 AM  
Blogger molly said...

I love your outdoor corner. What a great place for playdough. I find it all over the house for weeks after it's all "put away". Is that a little IKEA table. My girls share one. They are perfect for art projects.

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arlo smiles



chased by bubbles

things that are making me smile right now: my children, my husband strumming the guitar on the porch, my brilliant and kind friends who bring over huge bubble guns, the warm breezy weather, the dialogue about blogging and inspiration that mav has started, the amazing creativity online and at home, friends who accomplish so much with such beauty, friends who take risks (you too sarah, beth and toby).

the world is good.


Anonymous ke said...

i feel like leaving a comment will ruin the beauty of this post. i'll just say i love it.

11:04 AM  
Blogger clark said...


11:11 AM  
Blogger beth said...

i'm thankful for you, hannah.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous ke said...

and clark says "feet". i love the "sesame street kid". and the buck shirt looks perfect with those pants (on flickr)!

12:45 PM  
Anonymous valentina said...

Soap bubbles make me happy. What is it about them?

4:17 PM  
Anonymous jmac said...

so...me potentially destroying the future of my family makes you smile, huh? I see.....

6:11 PM  
Blogger Su said...

beautiful post.

3:07 AM  
Anonymous david said...

you know an attitude adjustment is necessary when all i can see is the giant brown patch in my lawn.

that's some baby though. watch out eliot & collette - arlo's coming into her own.

7:25 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

I see you found the flip-flops with the strap for Collette -- too cute!

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i have merit

i have merit
i was a crafting powerhouse thursday and friday! we're talking mailorder, calendars, bonnets, freezer paper stencils. hot diggity! for all my male readers, this about the time when you tune out of this post, because its just going to be chock full of pictures and bubbly crafty play by play. i know how much you love it. hold onto your butts ladies, this is going to be crazy!

so on with the show. first up, mailorder! i finally had a chance to sit down and lovingly poor over my two large red envelopes filled with mailorder goodness cooked up by the amazing ms. amy k. oh my. was it fun! i cut out my decoder ring and set to work earning mama some funny money. i havent had a chance to bake anything yet because i was too dang excited about the projects. first up, the birthday calendar. something i have wanted for a long, long time.

birthday calendar

since i have few places to hang something i opted instead to mount it on some thin cardboard covered in some marbled paper and glued on some magnets. this paper always makes me think of melted neapolitan ice cream which i thought was very appropriate for birthdays. super fun. oh and ladies if you have one of those little xyron x sticker things, it works perfectly for the little embellishments and merit badges. im not so handy with a glue stick, i tend to make a mess.

the bonnet

too much, huh? yeah. this sweet, sweet, sweet little number is the famous bonnet pattern from the second mailorder. and i love it. this is the first time ever that i have not made a mistake on a sewing project. thats how easy and well illustrated this pattern is. i made the baby sized bonnet because um, well, we have small heads, unlike a little lady i know. i posted more pictures on flickr. lots more, im a little obsessed.

speaking of obsessed, remember how i was going crazy over all those freezer paper stencils? i finally got my hands on some paper and ink. so, so fun.

oh dear...

its a mystery

i did these two shirts for collette. the deer is with jacquard ink, mint green with sparkles, and the mystery is with peacock blue speedball ink. i posted some closeups on flickr. they were very satisfying to make, although i think my next stencil will be larger and more angular. certainly not doing tiny footprints again. whew! i started a group on flickr for these to discuss inks, tips, maybe trade stencil patterns. care to join?

so what is a gal to do after getting so much done? why, treat herself to a big bowl of her new favorite.

my just desserts
bryers coffee ice cream. heavens to betsy it is tasty...


Blogger dopeattic said...

yeah i am so excited to see you are crafting and playing! your work is so so delightful. i wanna go back and do mine all over again. love the tshirts too! really fantastic!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous molly said...

What a great post! I just love everything you've made. Now I really want to make my own t-shirts too!!

10:54 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...



and everything turned out
so beautiful...
i love the colors you chose
for the bonnet...
too cute

4:34 AM  
Anonymous toby said...

I quote:

"this paper always makes me think of melted neapolitan ice cream which i thought was VERY appropriate for birthdays"

It's a brave new world!

Also, I love the shirt with the buck on it. In fact, I want one like that.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Giao said...

Hannah, you are such a ROCKSTAR. 3 kids, a full-time job and all this crafty deliciousness? Can I get lessons on time management from you? Please?! I love the tees, the bonnet, the calendar, the recovered car seat. You are just so rockstar!

7:20 AM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

The tshirts are so good. good. good. good.

11:06 AM  
Blogger molly said...

Oh my--that bonnet is just too cute! not to mention the little one underneath it! And I love the tshirts. I can' t imagine the work for it took to cut out the stencil! what a weekend!

11:55 AM  
Blogger lardawg said...

killing me w/ cute.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Su said...

Everything came out great! I too tried the freezer paper stencil thing this weekend. (picture on my blog) I made a little beanbag though. The Jaquard paint looks so good. The colors come out much richer than when you use just acrylic paint. Where can you buy those paints?

2:25 PM  
Blogger beth said...

dang, hannah. yer killin' me.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous ke said...

it is too much. i LOVE the bonnet. and so great that you got to use the vintage ribbon! the freezer paper shirts, so great. i bet it feels good to be crafting again.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where on earth is the tutorial for the freezer paper stencilling? I can't seem to find it on Craftster. =)



1:59 PM  
Anonymous jmac said...

i am guy and I'M SO EXCITED!!!!....wait, just kidding. Though I have to say that that photo of Collette in a bonnette is painfully cute.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

i have one child and no job, how do you do it? i love everything!

4:54 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

Oh wow! So much craftiness in one post! Love, the bonnet and those shirts are incredible!!

6:13 PM  
Blogger momo said...

your girl is absolutely gorgeous in that bonnet!! ^^

thanks for creating the freezer paper stencil group and your invitation! i'd love to try my hands on the craft!

6:51 PM  
Blogger clark said...

hannah, i was able to hang on long enough to make it to the "hold on to your butts" line. good stuff. i might need a "buck" T too.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

yay! huffmama got time for some crafting, and i can see that it was long overdue! everything looks so fantastic - and Collette is beautiful in her spring green bonnet! thanks for the stencil flickr group - i love the idea of sharing stencils (mostly because I can't draw!)!

8:24 AM  
Blogger shannon said...

you are tooooo freakin' much. oh, if you like coffee ice cream Edy's rich churned coffee ice cream rocks!!!! only half the fat too, like you need to ever worry about that.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

It's the sewing cat from belgium again.... Your children are very cute!!! I have two litle girl also.... they love buble also!!!

see you.... bye!

5:08 AM  
Blogger kristen said...

Man, I didn't realize how long I'd been away until I visited and saw about 15 posts to catch up. I already told you this in person, but I LOVE Collette's bonnet. And a freezer paper stencil tutorial is definitely on the agenda for an upcoming craft night.

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i will stop now

all the whining about not having time, and blah, blah and three kids. why? because i got two things done last night!! thank you arlo for going to bed at 745, you blessed little creature. lets see, first i fixed up a pair of the dawgs jeans with some decorative and functional stitching. he was mighty pleased. and then, wonder of wonders, i finally finished the last bit of sewing on the car seat cover. so here is the saga. we dragged out the eliots baby seat from the basement right before miss arlo was born to find it covered in nasty mold.
fuzzy mold
um yeah. this picture looks like crap because i took with eliots $17 digital camera (the argus 1512 if youre in the market) because i was desperate. so we washed it of course, but the mold had done its damage and stained the cover. nice. as we were on the cusp of having a third child and all the financial burdens that carries with it, a replacement carseat wasnt really an option or worth it for that matter. being the crafty lady that i think i am, i set about to make a cute, girl cover for it. sorry collette, i know you spent a year in the manly black and yellow thing, hold it against me later. i lovingly traced a pattern out of brown paper grocery bags, found some coordinating materials in my stash, to save money of course, and got started with plenty of zeal. my plan was to make a cover that just fit over the top like a fitted bed sheet. my problem is that i forgot to take into account the 3D nature of the seat and that i had to have enough material for it to go down into the seat. nice. so i put the whole thing together, gathered edges and all, went to put it on and realized that it wouldnt fit. the flaps pulled it too tight, so arlo would end up resting on some sort of trampoline type surface. not safe im guessing. defeated, the project sat untouched for about five weeks. then i had a moment of epiphany in the middle of the night, drawstrings instead of elastic! that way i could loosen the slack, right? wrong, still too tight. it sat for another few weeks. then i was telling david the whole story (he was about as excited as a guy can get about sewing gone wrong) when the brilliant man said, why dont you take off the flaps and just make a strap? i think i literally slapped my forehead.
the cover
and that is what i did last night. these pictures really crack me up, they look like security camera captures. good old argus...

not only did i manage to finish the damn thing, i also managed to salvage the scraps from the jacked up flaps to make myself a nifty little work apron.
use what you have
i actually made this the second time i picked up the cover to replace the elastic with drawstrings, while i had a real camera in the house. these are the two gathered flaps that were supposed to fit over the top and bottom, ungathered of course. i even used the twill tape for the drawstring attempt as ties for the apron. i have been wearing this thing around the house, those two big pockets are very handy. and i feel so great for getting the cover done, AND a little something for myself. so there, no more whining. promise. maybe...


Anonymous kelly said...

sometimes those guys come up with a good idea or two, no?!? it looks fantastic, and how great that you have a matching handy apron!

2:37 PM  
Blogger beth said...

this post had nearly all the pleasure of comedy hour with hannah on the drive home - except that there wasn't a drive home with hannah. ah well. still made me laugh. :)

4:33 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

looks great hannah, your creations always impress me.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

You're a funny girl, Hannah. :)

I love how the solution was so casually mentioned by hubby, and a slap on the forehead is always a comedic touch to a crazy situation!

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thank goodness for grandmas

i have decided that for now, being the mother of three is like trying to run underwater. i have ten million things in my head that i would love to do, some of them totally selfish, some not, but finding the time, or more accurately finding the right timing is so hard right now. my output is not even close to keeping up with my input. i mean come on, project carseat cover is pushing nine weeks now. sheesh... and easter, well we are truly thanking grandmas at our house this year because mom completely spaced easter. ok, not spaced. lets be honest, mom pointedly decided NOT to do anything for easter this year. the grandmas came through with wonderful easter packages (not filled with candy, the only candy to touch the kids lips this year was one sleeve of pez each!) and easter dresses. thank you grandmas, thank you! i had visions of wee bunnies, and homemade baskets, or maybe pretty felt trays like stephanie. visions galore. next year, right? ok, so car seat cover to be completed this week, and then all bets are off. but those freezer paper shirts (here, here, here, and here) are killing me... craft on ladies, craft on! im living so very vicariously through you!


Blogger donna said...

she looks so old here with her long hair...

12:30 PM  
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1:05 PM  
Blogger beth said...

when i saw the photo, "oh my gosh" slipped out. the photo itself and collette herself are wonderful.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

you're my personal hero - 3?!? collette is so gorgeous... sounds like a wonderful Easter was had.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous beki said...

Uhoh, I'm about to be a mom of 3. You're scaring me!!!

6:44 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

i also let an "oh my gosh" slip out. we can not believe how grown up collette is looking. remember when you were barely able to get pigtails?

9:22 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You have some great craft ideas! those shirt stencil look like a lot of fun. Your daughter is so cute! She looks about the same age as my Ruby :)

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dear arlo

dear arlo,
please forgive your mother for already being afflicted by the third child syndrome. it doesnt mean i love you any less, it just means i have less time to do things. which is why your annoucements are just now being designed, why i still havent ordered any pictures, and why i have given up the idea goccoing them myself. im sure that things like this will continue to happen for the rest of your life, but i hope that your laid back personality will make it ok. i love you very much my sweet, sweet girl.

your mom


Blogger Leslie said...

Dear Arlo,
Don't worry my friend. I know how you feel. My mama keeps putting things aside for this mysterious baby album she keeps talking about. I have yet to see it. I'm giving her some time, though.

And don't you feel lucky to be the youngest? I love being doted on by my big sis and bro. I'm sure you do too.

~ Kate

12:54 PM  
Anonymous toby said...


There is no baby album of me, because there are hardly any pictures. First child isn't everything.


1:12 PM  
Blogger Su said...

I love the announcement. How did you do it?

1:45 PM  
Blogger beth said...

tis beautiful, han. i'm a third child and i've survived the lack. :) "builds character" as my dad likes to say. *grin* arlo will be chalk-full of it (character that is) and love you. no worries.

plus, come on, you gave her a freaking cool name. so if she ever complains - have her come chat with me. :)

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

love the announcement....something i didn't realize til i saw it is that Arlo and Alaina missed being exactly one month apart by one day (March 16th) and there names....Arlo Jane and Alaina Jean...thought that was funny.

7:29 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

Hannah, some of us took five months to get announcements out for our FIRST child! Very cool announcement...if you didn't gocco it, how did you do it?

12:53 AM  
Blogger stephanie said...

this is gorgeous! i'm the youngest of three and lived to talk about it. i don't have a baby book, but i do have a sis and bro that i adore and who showed me the ways of the world. i wouldn't have it any other way...

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

The announcement is VERY crafty. Can you please share with us how you did it?

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ocho semanas

eight weeks!!!

for those non-spanish speaking readers, arlo hit the eight week mark yesterday! wow. in a blink, it all passed in a blink. oh, and she is a proud supporter of TYOTD as well, for you friend...i put a bunch more pics up on flickr, you can just click this one and the magic of the internet will whisk you away.

kc is having some beautiful weather right now. we had a great porch sit last night. and i was very excited to find out that the eddys are coming over tonight to enjoy their first porch sit of the season. cant wait guys! as you can see in this picture, our porch swing gets plenty of use. as i ease back into the world of projects (i actually have something to take pictures of today! tune in tomorrow), recovering the swing is very high on the list. right after make bonnets for the girls, mommy included. i plan on rummaging around the outdoor fabrics at joanns, but i have to admit that i am in LOVE with this, maybe paired with this?. i mean, i am drooling over it, but last night i was thinking about oilcloth, and how much we actually sit on the swing. perhaps not the best combination for hot temps and sweaty legs? do you think the oilcloth would make my, um, my bum sweaty in the summer? sorry, sounds gross, but really. anyone?

and who doesnt like to have a bit of color to brighten your day? loving spring...


Blogger alicia said...

If you decide on oilcloth, Pryde's in Westport has a fairly nice selection.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

8 weeks! i only have to wait 2 more until i get to squeeze her and i must say there is quite a bit of her to squeeze. love the tongue pictures!

12:28 PM  
Anonymous ke said...

i almost forgot about the dogwood in your yard! you have such great spring colors. i am loving the oranges oilcloth! perfect! hard to know about the sweat factor. can't wait to porch sit tonight.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Su said...

She is so adorable and squishable!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

that is one cute baby. geez.

yep. sweaty. not in a nice way. maybe some oilcloth for spring and something different for summer?

7:13 PM  
Blogger jac said...

Such a cute photo of her! She looks so serious ...

8:07 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

what a love. and i like the onesie. and we both wrote in spanish today.

11:15 PM  
Blogger beth said...

i vote for the oranges, too. but i have no knowledge of oilcloth...so it's purely based on aesthetic. :) there's something so happy about oranges. perhaps simply b/c they're orange? hope you save a seat for me in may! :)

11:43 PM  
Blogger lardawg said...

you look great, kid.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous jmac said...

a little SWASS never hurt anyone.

8:09 AM  
Blogger MARYBETH said...

She is an angel!

6:01 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

Thanks for including Margot in the TYOTD kids' sizes. My love for oilcloth springs up every year about this time. Love the two patterns you chose, although I think oilcloth would definitely result in some swass.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Bolotinha said...

não precebi nada do k tens aki no teu blog!!!!!porke sou portuguesa!!!!

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intestinal transit (delicate readers be forewarned)

so i have absolutely nothing to report on the crafty side. i lounged this weekend away and did math (balanced the checkbook) and paid bills last night. fun. yeah. but what i do have to report is a warning to consumers. whatever you do, DO NOT buy dannon's activia yogurt. i guess i should have been tipped off by the commercials. have you seen them? you know the girl doesnt feel like going out with her friend, her reasoning involving groaning and a general rub of the abdominal area. confusing, no? well, being the sucker that i am, i see that the activia is on sale and i decide to buy some. tip-off number two perhaps (the slashing of prices). now, i must say that i am a lover of pretty much any dairy product, and not at all afraid of bacteria cultures. my mom used to make us drink acidophilus milk when we were kids for our complexion and general well being. thanks mom. i bring home my blueberry activia and have one at lunch last week. before i eat it, i decide to read up on the webpage. a bunch of blather about "regulating the digestive system" and "reducing long intestinal transit time" which is just a nice way of saying it makes you poop. here is a bit of personal information that you may or may not wish to know about me. i am not a frequent pooper. i would say once, maybe twice a week. david likes to tell me that i am literally full of it. i guess i probably am, which is why i bought the activia. after having consumed three 4oz containers chock full of their patented "bifidus regularis" i am here to tell you that this stuff is deadly. i have been emitting a cloud of the most foul smelling gas imaginable for the last few days. it takes all of my will power (and a little rectal strength) to keep the stuff in while i am at work. i rush home and let loose the terror on my poor family. it is bad. really bad. so bad that i felt the need to warn anyone who may be thinking of purchasing this product, at the cost of my own personal embarrassment. not really, i dont get embarrassed by much. but still, if you have to be in public and you dont want to experience the constant strain of retaining your nasty gas so as not to physically harm passers by, do not, i repeat, do not eat activia. those bifidus regularises are evil little buggers...


Blogger Su said...

That is too funny! Thanks for warning us and sorry you had to discover that it sucks the hard way. For me coffee does it. Every single time I drink coffee I have to go. Ha

10:53 AM  
Blogger posy press said...

that may be one of the funniest posts ever!
I'm in your boat and had been eyeing the activa...seriously, thanks for the warning!

11:09 AM  
Anonymous toby said...


Also, what does it mean when the blogger "word verification" has all the letters of your name in it?

11:16 AM  
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12:52 PM  
Blogger shim + sons said...

I'm not sure if I have commented before, but after reading this post I just had to. Oh my goodness, this post was so hilarious [not to make light of your "situation" though]. I will definitely steer clear of this yogurt.

1:05 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

hilarious! although, I'm sorry for the experience ;) i've been eating activia for months and it doesn't have the same effect on me (thankfully!)

4:15 PM  
Anonymous jmac said...

so that explains what i smelled when i saw you today...nice one.

8:41 PM  
Blogger lardawg said...

you make me so proud, even though we agree to disagree on the "public dump"... you prefer to let 'er rip while all the world sees your shoes. i like home field advantage. boom. tyotd. respect.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

after some of the conversations we've had, this post does not surprise me at all. i love it when you give TMI!

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this happened to me too! I'm a teacher and I was so scared I was going to fart in front of my students!

1:14 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

Good lord. Note to self: Stay away from yogurt.

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reds, pinks and a bit of purple

reds, pinks and bit of purple


Anonymous myra said...

These are wonderful! I love the belly button and book in bed.

12:06 AM  
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11:04 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

I love that tummy! Reminds of by babe's tummy... I also have that same red striped Gap bodysuit--both my babies wore it! I got it at a garage sale and it was too cute! So cute I even put my BOY in it for a bit! Tee hee.

8:39 PM  
Blogger kristen said...

You must let me in on the secret of how to put together these photo grids...and also how to link from a photo to a flickr album...

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i have had so much fun looking through my pictures to find these colors. i borrowed a friends camera and actually took some last night at the ROCKIN' fashion show at HABITAT, our friends john and kristen's awesome store. the show last night was a benefit for david's after school program, Let's Make A Movie. how great is that!?? he should have some footage uploaded soon at his webpage films for youth, check it. speaking of habitat, they are on the cusp of getting their ecommerce up and running. if you hip guys and gals just cant wait, you can sneak a peek at their flickr site and purchase anything you see over the phone. believe me, based on last nights show, there is LOTS to buy! just tell them i sent you, maybe i can get some extra love out of the deal...
arlo rocked the house in her cool black tshirt last night too. there might be some photographic evidence of that making its way over here. eliot and collette spent the night with my parents, and i must say having one sleeping newborn to deal with is a nice treat. it was practically like david and i were dating again! we got to go have dinner, spend the night at a hip fashion show... very fun. i plan on hitting the crafting hard this weekend, and hopefully have some results to share with you all. time to stretch out the old sewing muscles and get to work!


Blogger dopeattic said...

as you know i struggle with shoe lust and have little success because i was "blessed" with small feet, but habitat's shoes/products are too cool! i'm so happy that you and david got a break, sounds so fun!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous lisa said...

she is so amazing looking in her black tshirt! and i love your orange montage.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Su said...

That's funny that having just one newborn is a treat for you, i'm nervous about even that! I can't wait to see what good stuff you come up with this weekend...have fun!

1:29 PM  

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brown, black & white

brown & white

black & brown
i love that there are black, brown and white cows in this picture. how perfect. last night sarah felt called to bring us an ice cream treat that also had black (chocolate), brown (carmel), and white (vanilla). it was also perfect. thank you sarah, it was a blessing.


Blogger Su said...

I love to see cows when I'm driving. It doesn't happen very often here in Florida though. Nice photos.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous julie said...

these pasture pictures make us miss kansas.

10:12 AM  
Blogger molly said...

I love these pictures-and I love the cow totally lounged out on the right hand side of the picture!

12:13 PM  

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i started a photo set on flickr for the week of color (just click on any of the above photos to link as well). im loving this project, i only wish my camera was working so i could roam around town and take some pictures like amanda. what a fun new way to look at your surroundings. mav also has some gorgeous pics up as well. so soothing...


Blogger Su said...

Those green clogs are great.Theres nothing like dipping your feet in water. I'm also loving the color challenge, it does make you look at things in a new light.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous ke said...

i love the plains of kansas picture. how beautiful. countryside is so relaxing. pretty awesome that you have these pictures on hand.

11:28 AM  

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back in the saddle

i decided to give my brain a day to process being back at work before i blogged about it. that way i wouldnt say something stupid and get fired. oh wait... so here i am. its not so bad. keep in mind that i slept for five hours. sounds like a lot, but not as fun when they are not in a row. i have to admit that there are some nice things about being at work. i think they could be summed up in a short list like this:
1. a computer all to myself, with internet access.
2. a guaranteed shower everyday (necessary to wake up and function)
3. listening to my ipod for hours at a time

the things that arent so great go something like this:
1. miss the huffsters (not the craziness so much)
2. having to put on clothes that require ironing
3. the food table

the food table is a gross phenomena at work that fascinates me. its basically an empty desk, or the top of a filing cabinet will work quite nicely too, where people bring in whatever left over crap they have at home that they think people might eat. sounds gross huh? you might think this food would sit there for hours getting all warm under the neon tube lights, huh? well your wrong. its like a mad rush to gobble up whatever is being offered. three day old luke warm spinach dip? yum! half a birthday cake? i'll take it. heaven forbid if you get caught up in the stampede when there are donughts to be had. it could be life threatening...

on a more positive note, now that i am back at the computer i can catch up on reading blogs again. only during lunch break of course. and since my camera is still broken, i am going to take this opportunity to post some past photos for
mecozy's week of color. fun! i missed out on monday, which was yellow. tuesday is blue, and i think this is my favorite blue picture, courtesy of toby.

here is one i took, which could count for blue and yellow!

its good to be back!


Anonymous Sarah said...

I think the food table sounds awesome. Are you an "old food" snob like Clark? :) I wouldn't eat it either. Sounds worse than you have even described actually.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous myra said...

It's funny how any kind of food at work is so tempting. I find myself eating all kinds of junk that I wouldn't touch at home.

I love your blue and yellow pictures! :)

11:47 AM  
Anonymous amanda said...

so bizarre--food table would freak me out! Ha! SOoo glad to hear from you after this transition back to work...sounds like everyone's doing pretty well, no? Arlo's so cute, I can't stand it. So cheeky!!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Su said...

I love the one of the little chicks! I'm glad you're back. Going back to work is not easy. Imagine...my job is teaching 3-4 year olds...no down time! I'm jealous of your ipod and internet access!

2:30 PM  
Anonymous jmac said...

i have a beer table at Habitat...but it stays pretty boring since i'm the only employee (who can drink).

4:03 PM  
Anonymous beki said...

Here I am counting down the days until my maternity leave, but I'm dreading going back once those days are up. You seem to have made the transition well.

7:36 AM  
Blogger beth said...

when i worked at devry - we totally had the food tables. and it was frightening to see a bunch of educated adults with good paying jobs devouring food like they were poor college students. and yeah - donut days were always the most dangerous.

good to hear about hannah-world again. :)

12:50 PM  
Blogger dopeattic said...

i'm thrilled you are back!!! so so so so happy i can't stand it! i know you had very important business to take care of, but gosh i have missed you a ton. i am dork and haven't sent a thing your way, but i want you to know how much i care and love your words and the little fam and life you write so wonderfully about. to hell with the foody table. one of the docs i work for tells us females that we're a bunch of "starving overeaters!" don't worry you are beautiful:)

2:01 PM  
Anonymous gracia said...

Lovely little chickens... looks like the good life to me.

6:56 PM  

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