Saturday, April 27, 2013

{My hands are full}

In a very good way...



15 Days old:
 Mckenna

Summer


Thanks for stopping by!
(Even though you won't find much craftiness or sewing for a bit.)

xo
Cristin

Thursday, April 25, 2013

{the first 3-kid outing}

Thanks to my mom and little sister's help, I got out of the house with all three kids and made it to a local play park on Tuesday!  It was a tad windy but the sun was warm and quite spring-like!  We had loads of fun!


Eli got some energy out and a couple friends met us there to play as well!  





Baby girls slept in the stroller at first, but then decided to wake up, have a snack, and enjoy the beautiful weather, too.
 
 Mckenna

Summer

 My mom - super Grammy!

 I can hardly believe Eli is 3 already!  His birthday is a week before his sisters birthday.
He looks like an 8 year old to me... compared to the babies who weigh 6lbs at the moment.  I'm doing my best to soak up all these moments while the twins are still tiny.  
Eli kisses them on the head, but doesn't want to hold them yet, which is understandable.

Next week will be my first go at being home by myself without a 2nd (or 3rd) adult here to assist... it will either be a smashing success or mass choas - which is more likely.  The state of the house will be the deciding factor, in my mind!  

And on the sewing & quilting front:
I haven't touched my sewing machine since before having the babies, which I hope to remedy soon.  Even if only in small spurts...

Thanks for stopping by!

xo
Cristin

Sunday, April 14, 2013

May I introduce....


(right aka baby A)  
Summer 
5lbs 10oz - 18.5" long  6:21p

(left - aka baby B)
Mckenna 
6lbs 2oz - 18.5" long  6:26p

They have different blood types so that means they're fraternal!
Mom and babies are home and doing great! We're settling in to our new life with big brother Eli.

I don't think I could love these little peanuts more!
...
And our lives will never be the same.


And they were born at 38w 6days so practically full-term for a singleton!

More to come... I promise...

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Baby Goodie (wrap-up) + one last belly pic


I bet you didn't expect to see another blog post here unless it included a set of newborn baby girls.  Me too.  Rather, I'm 38.5 weeks and still going about life.  Which is good...  they should bake for as long as possible, right?  Thats what I keep telling myself!
At any rate - I was able to do one last photo shoot of finished baby goodies, and maybe even see Eli and Hazel too!

So a few months ago I decided I needed to sit and put my feet up more often, but I needed something to keep my hands busy!  What better project than two sweet little crocheted stroller blankets?  They're smallish, about 20" x 30" and perfect for car rides, stroller rides, and general snuggling.  Hopefully these girls are a tad more snuggly than Eli was!


I rather love the scalloped edges.  And as usual, I made the pattern up as I went... 7 rows of double crochet, then 1 row of double crochet then skip a stitch. I'm very technical, can you tell?  haha
 
 Two stroller quilts made from fat quarters... similar, but not identical.
Great for diaper changes as well as covering up baby legs while in their car seats.


 Hoarding is bad so I dug into my green Wild Thyme and mustard Lotus stash for the backing.  Simple cursive "L" quilting and machine binding finished these little quilts off right quick.


And the final sewing project I wanted to finish.... drum roll please!

 Cloud mobiles!  There are a gazillion different ones on Etsy (just search for "raindrop mobile" or "cloud mobile") so I figured I could use up the extra crib quilt scraps and make two of my own.  The raindrops are stuffed with cotton balls to make them puffy and 3D-like.  I think the babies will enjoy looking up at these fun mobiles. 

 Again I recruited my partner-in-crime, Jaclyn, and she drew out the cloud pattern since I am absolutely no good at that kind of thing. 

 Here we are, Easter Sunday, last family photo before Eli's sisters arrive!  
I look so ridiculous... these babies have to decide to be born soon! 
 

Last but not least, Eli and Hazel helping me take photos in the nursery.  
 
Hopefully you can tell my photos are improving - I finally have a Canon DSLR (the T3, to be exact) and I love it!

Thanks for stopping by!
My next post will definitely include newborn babies.  I promise.
 
xo
Cristin