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Not Much to Report

It's been a long and boring day for the most part. I've been trying to get my homework done for my computer class and the subject matter is eluding me. The labs online have nothing to do with the textbook section we're in for this week, so I had to crack open the book we supposedly aren't going to need until next week.


Weight Loss

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to lose 50 pounds (roughly a pound a week). Since the beginning of the year I've been weighing myself about once every five days, and I actually saw a 1 pound increase once. But today there was a 3 pound loss from my beginning of the year weight. Thank you exercise.


Mutants, Dentists, and Pilates/Yoga

I finished up a baby mutant sock monkey last night.

(it's supposed to be an ear on top, but since he's a mutant it could really be anything)

Shown with the keyboard for size reference.

I made a blue one for my son out of a pair of his old socks and he loves to hold it by the tail. And then he stuffs it into his mouth, which is how I know he likes the toys I make for him.

The mutant monkey has not, however, been in my son's grubby grasp. I will put him up for sale on Etsy for only $5 (plus $2 for shipping) if there is a request.

And I spent 3 hours at the dentist's office today, only to find out I need a root canal. So back I go on Thursday.


More Alphabet Magnet Goodness

I got more letters finished, and they all have magnets on them. As it turns out the magnet tape I got is nowhere near strong enough to hold them up from the inside, so the magnets are stuck to the outside. If I do any to sell I will need to get stronger magnets.

These are all the letters (and numbers) that I have finished so far. The blue letters (except for two 'e's, and the 'd') were done on the machine. (and are also upcycled from a woman's button-down shirt) There aren't very many of them because I discovered it was much more work than it was worth to try to manuever the tiny pieces of fabric on the machine. So now I use a quilting hoop and quilt many letters at a time, then just cut them out.

Alphabet magnets are so much fun. I need to hurry up and finish the whole alphabet.

Welcome a New Addition

Please welcome a new addition to our little family.

I finished this little guy yesterday, and my son absolutely loves him.

From tip to tail the elephant is about as long as my son's head and body. He likes to have it sitting on his chest and belly so he can munch on the trunk. Mmmm elephant burger.

The two green ones were made from the same basic pattern and were both completely handsewn. I decided I wanted to make one that I could give him now, while he still puts everything in his mouth, so I did the grey one almost entirely on the machine. The elephant is stuffed more than the others, so he is firm while the others are floppy. They are all made out of fleece blankets that I got from the thrift store, with cotton for the insides of the ears and buttons for the eyes. I like them all though, and I think my son will too.

(ultimate brownie points if you can name the tv show playing in the background of the elephant pics)



It snowed all night and I woke up to this:

This tree usually stands upright. The snow is very heavy.

And this is several hours later, as the snow melts and falls off.