Friday, January 29, 2010

watchin' B be like me

i've finally finished her.  My fave of all waldorf style dolls that i've made thus far.  I finished putting the elastic in her shes today while little B "helped"... okay, she repeatedly poked one of the shoes with a spare crochet hook, but it was helping in her mind.. you could tell.  It was UNBELIEVABLY sweet.   Maybe because I don't remember doing any of this stuff as a kid, maybe because I just think my kids are the cutest, dunno, but MAN I love how much they love doing this stuff...
Anyhow, this little girl will be available at Babazoobee sometime VERY soon.  Like days.  or hours.  who knows.  hehe

okay... off to play super mario wii with C.    what a splurge.  he he.  only fair to spend time with her tonight, considering i'm ditching her and the kids all day tomorrow to knit at the Out On the Shelf Knit-a-Thon.....  gonna make me a pair of slippers for choir rehearsals.  Yup.  I sing.  Soprano.  In the Rainbow Chorus of waterloo-wellington region.  

Okay, back from Wii.  that was fun!  Mario is the reason I like nintendo.  Though I really wish the game Little Big Planet was available on Nintendo.  First thing Sony's gotten right in a long time as far as I'm concerned.

D went iceskating today with C...for the first time in 4 years of skating she successfully skated without holding onto her mama or a skating aid!!!!  i'm so proud of her.  I don't skate.  I know, bad Canuck, but hey....

Okay, here's where I need some feedback.  I name the dolls I make after flowers... I need a list of nice flower names.  For boys or girls.  I also keep looking at the "monetize" feature on this blog...should I or shouldn't I let google advertise on this blog so I can make a few bucks to buy supplies?   Let me know....

okay, that was random enough...  hope u like her.  I think we'll probably call this one  Violet.  though I'm fond of Poppy or Viola too....

have a great nite folks.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

a HAH! some members! and some feedback. and some PUKE.. (not related i promise)

it's amazing what those etsy forums can do.  I put up a request for feedback and BLAM-OH!  i have followers.  YAY!  (this is doing NOTHING for my internet addiction, let me tell you). 
I followed some advice and put some more info up about the family dynamics, but here, i'll sum up.

Jonah - that's me.  33 year old married-to-my-sweetheart-of-10+-years stay at home mom of 2 girls.  known to the children as mommy.  Yes, i'm a girl named Jonah.  Yes, that's like the Jonah in the whale dude.  Yes, i'm sick of that analogy.  any other questions?!!

C - that's my wifey.  She is super strict about what family information is posted to the internet, as she works as the residential manager of the local women's shelter, and has first-hand knowledge of what can be done with internet information.  Also, it would be weird if some of the residents found out about her life here.  so she's just C.  known to the children as Mama.

D - our oldest daughter, born of C 5 years ago.  Very creative, very imaginitive, very very very very sensitive and needy.  A homebody like her birthmom - would prefer if all her friends came to her to play.  Loving senior Kindergarten, but would prefer if you didn't know that.....

B - aka Baba or Babazoobee, or Zoobs or zoobeezoo...etc.. etc... (none of these her birthname... wonder if she knows her birthname yet?) our little  16 months, born of myself (ouch).  She is the daredevil of the family.  and the one that can figure out baby gates and baby locks and how to quickly get on the kitchen table and teeter on the edge to make her moms' hearts skip a beat on an hourly basis.  Oh, and 4 drawer handles one above the other = a ladder.  did you know that?!!  This little girl doesn't know she's only 1.  she thinks she's 5 like her sister.  will do ANYTHING her sister does.  Thankfully we use sign language with both our kids, so at 16 months she communicates almost as well as her older sister did at the same age (running about 40 signs now and about 30 words...)

Jessica - the 12 year old female feline given to me at 1 year old by a cambridge ontario drag queen.  She had obviously at one point been abused, as she was only visible as growling furniture for at least a year of her life.  Now she's a snuggle-ball - will warm up to you if you sing soprano to her.  really.

Buster - the 9 year old female feline.  Yes her name is buster.  yes she's a girl.  we didn't know that when we got her.  decided the name was fine as it was.  She's the chatty cat of the house.  she drives C crazy.  dunno why.....

okay.. you got us?

i think i'm done now.  spent all night repeatedly cleaning toddler-puke off ours and the baba's bed (we cosleep still with the 3 sided crib attached firmly to my side of the bed (bed and crib are exactly the same height - it was meant to be)... oh and she just woke up from her nap.. see ya later!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

day 2....the artist at work....junior.

yesterday D (the 5 year old) decided she wanted to make dolls like me.  So she drew out a "pattern" of a doll  - basically a circle for the head, complete with haircircle with a dot in it for the belly, and 4 long awkward ovals for the limbs.  It was so sweet.  I had her cut out the pieces and together we traced them onto some brown bamboo jersey.  I cut them out for her and she stuffed them with some raw alpaca wool..I stitched them closed....we haven't p ut them together yet... but she SO wants me to sell it on the store.  She keeps making random "crafts" for the's kinda heartbreaking to deny her.  Will have to figure out a solution to this too.  any suggestions?   In the meantime C (the wife) saw the stuffed and sewn brown limbs and thought that they were pretend poops.   Classy.  I was tired enough to laugh hysterically at her, gee i wish B (the 16 month old baba and reason for the name of the store) would sleep through at least MOST of the night.......

Monday, January 25, 2010

take 1

so, i never thought i'd be blogging.  letting people i don't even know read about me, my life, my stuffs, etc...but hey... time to get with the times!!!!  (feeling old already!)

i'm a 33 year old mom of two - a 5 year old girl and a 16 month old girl.  My wife works full time, and I stay home and raise the kiddos.  I also craft.  and craft.  and craft.  and obsess about crafting... etc..

let's see what blogging is about!