Baby Griffin

My perfect baby boy…8 lbs 2 oz 20 1/4 in long born on Nov 12th, 2009. I’m in love.

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Tiny Mister

He’s in there and he still has about a month til he’s ready to come out… so I have about a month more of being miserable! Until then I won’t be blogging much… but please check back after November because I’ll be back and ready to go! 🙂

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Lovely White Buttons

With the help of some very lovely white buttons I found in my button stash I was able to make some super cute and useful napkin rings!

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I had the napkins laying around from the beginning of my pregnancy when I thought there might be a little girl in my belly… with the intention of them being some light weight burp cloths. I have to admit though – they work out much better as napkins… and in my opinon go perfectly with these rings!

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I think the buttons seriously make the napkin rings though… seeing how the napkin rings themselves aren’t even close to being a perfect match to one another. They each have a bit different width (which I’m not quite positive on how that happened… since I used the same pattern for each), and the lines are far from straight. I also had to use 2 different styles of buttons – but I think they flow pretty well together!

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I’ll post the pattern as soon as I get it uploaded so you can make some your self! They were super easy to do… and I hammered on some snaps to close them – which makes for a really easy (no-sew) way of finishing them up! Enjoy!

A Colorful Array of Thank You’s

I wanted to personally be able to thank everyone for the gifts I receive from my baby showers I have coming up – and I couldn’t think of a more personal way than to make my own thank you notes!

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So I whipped out my little letter stamps I had – that I got for only $1.00 at Michaels a while back… and my box of blank notes. I also got an amazing deal on the note cards which were only $10 for a box of 200 notes with envelopes from target… plus they came in several different colors!

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I hope everyone enjoys their thank you’s as much as I enjoyed making them! And I hope they all know how grateful I will be for any help I get on the many baby supplies that a new mom needs!

Maraschino Lovin’

I was having some serious cravings for some maraschino cherries this week… so I got some – and ate them! Haha. They were delicious!

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Elf Stitchette

I have been blown away by the amazing patterns at Sublime Stiching and I’ve been dying to buy one of the kits!

But before I do that I wanted to try my hand at a pattern I already had to see how easy this whole embroidering thing is. I found this pattern at WeeWonderfuls and have never had a reason to use it until now…for the babies stocking! Of course I haven’t actually finished the stocking yet – but the embroidery for it is all done… so I wanted to go ahead and show it off!

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The robot is just to cute… I’m not like some crazy robot fan – but I do think they have a certain something about them that just makes you want to smile. I sure do hope this little blue one makes my tiny one show me his little baby gums… although I don’t know if he’ll really be smiling to much by Christmas – but a Mom can only hope.

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and the complete picture – which is a little blurry….

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I think that I have a good excuse to buy the Ultimate Kit from Sublime Stitching now… don’t you think?

the MOST awesome

I have just found the MOST awesome thing I have ever found browsing blogs… hands down!

Take a little trip over the blog called Happy Loves Rosie and take a peek! I promise you won’t be disappointed! 🙂 I am smiling just thinking of it.