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Archive for January, 2011

cutest baby in the world :D

I haven’t been on here for a couple of days.  My son was sick and then both my husband and I caught his cold.  So…I wasn’t able to make it out any to take any pictures because I didn’t want to leave the little guy at all.  I posted my first crochet set on etsy for sale.  $19.95 with free shipping. is the posting.  It’s still January and I’m already running out of ideas of what to take pictures of.  I know when it warms up it will be easier because I’ll be able to put the little guy in a wrap and carry him around with me but it’s too cold for that right now.  I’m hoping to sell some of these crochet thingys to help save up for my D700:D


diaper covers and hats for sale

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I think I have these patterns figured out.  My boss tested one of the ones I made for a little girl this morning and said it was a little big but the baby was a 6 pounder which makes me feel pretty good because I thought they would be too small.  I just don’t know if anyone would be interested in buying the patterns or buying the actual product.  I was thinking about selling a set for $15.  Or a pattern for $4.  Or if anyone would be interested in this kind of stuff for a 3-6 month old.  Comment and let me know what you think!

Free Pattern Crochet Diaper Cover

I made this pattern up after crocheting a free pattern hat I found on ( I wanted a diaper cover to match.  I put this on my 4 month old and it was a tad bit big for him so you might size the pattern down if you have a smaller baby.  But I don’t see too many patterns out there for bigger babies so I thought this might be nice.  But I’ve been working on a lot of patterns here lately.  I think I may start selling some of them 🙂

Using 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D held together, ch 12.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch across – 11 sc.
Row 2 – 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc) across – 6 ch-1 sp.
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sc in next 2) across, sc in last sc – 12
Row 14 – 16 : Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc) across – 8 ch-1 sp.
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sc in next 2) across, ch 1, sc in last – 14
Row 18 & 19: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc) across –  12
Using 1 strand each of A, B, C, and D held together, ch 40.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and every ch across – 39
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, ( ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next) across – 20
Sew two pieces together and sew a button on each end.

I also have a pattern here for sale. It’s 4.99 so pretty cheap! And it’s a long tailed hat and diaper cover for a newborn 🙂 Enjoy! buy now

Here’s another pattern I have for sale. It’s 5.99 for 3 patterns. Long tailed hat, tassel hat, and diaper cover for newborn! buy now

Snow day=PHOTOS

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I love snow!  Most people complain and whine about snow and how much trouble it is but hey if it’s going to be this dang cold outside it might as well snow!  Plus we have Subaru’s which helps out quite a bit 🙂 my husband made me take a few pictures of his Baja so he could post them on a forum to show off his Yokahama Geolandar ATS tires.  Well he’s a big dork 🙂 but I still love him.  And he’s right the Subaru’s do get around a lot better in the snow that normal vehicles thanks to the AWD system.  Love my Forester….lol

So my husband took me for a drive down the road along beautiful Brown County so I could take a few pictures.  I love to play with the settings on my camera so I can learn how to use them better so I had fun.  I took my tripod because it was getting dark fast and I was glad I took it because it enabled me to take a few nice pictures. I edited a bluer sky into the tree photo…and it was sooo easy to do thanks to CS5.  All I had to do was refine the edge in the selection I made of the sky and I used the gradient tool with white on one end and blue sky on the other to create sky.

My poor son and I are sick so we have been lazing around all day so it was nice to get out and about.  It’s harder than I thought with a 4 month old trying to keep up with this 365 photos a day.  I’m thinking about making a small studio in the basement so that may help me out a little.

Little bitty baby toes

I’ve been wanting to do a photo like this since my son was born.  He’s a bit too wiggly to do it now but I’m going to keep trying until I get the one I want.  But here is my son’s wiggly little toes up against his daddy’s feet.  Even at 4 months old he still has the cutest little tiny feet 🙂 of course you know I’m biased!  I liked this one in black and white.  My flash was dying and he was getting mad so I had to hurry.  Will try again later!!!

The Girls in Purple

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Ahhh my wonderful nieces.  Their grandma made them these adorable fleece outfits to wear to church.  The girls were very excited to wear them especially the oldest.  She couldn’t wait to wear hers to school on Monday!  We used a piece of fleece for the background which worked out very nicely.  It was a little hard getting the younger one to cooperate because it was her bed time and you could tell she was sleepy but the pictures turned out great.  We were able to get the youngest girl to smile by asking for a cheesy smile!

Newborn Posing Fun

I went to see my cousin and her newborn yesterday to take some pictures.  I haven’t been back at the hospital for awhile and I was missing the newborn posing.  My son is a bit too big for the newborn posing but I get smiles out of him 🙂 I was trying to get the pose where he’s sleeping heavily and I prop his hands up under his chin but he wasn’t wanting to do that pose haha.  So I got a few other cute ones.  He was very cooperative and fell asleep for us.  He was a little cutie and I was happy for a chance to take some pictures of him.

Crochet Long Tailed Hat and Diaper Cover

I learned how to crochet from my grandma.  Of course as a child I would just crochet long chains all throughout the house and make a big mess haha!  But I never really enjoyed crocheting until recently….when I made my nieces some crochet stuffed animals for Christmas.  After that I couldn’t seem to stop myself.

I started looking online for more patterns and started seeing a lot of newborn poses with crochet hats and diaper covers and cocoons.  So this is one I just finished making tonight that I hope to use soon.   My poor son!!!!

Hopefully this hat and diaper cover will be covering a newborn soon and will hopefully make it into one of the next few posts.  Well that’s all for tonight folks!

New day old photo

Well I’m kind of slacking…I haven’t had much of a chance to get out and take more pictures so I’m going to upload an old one.  I was working today and my son usually goes with me to work so it usually takes a lot longer to get things done 🙂

So here is a photo I took spring of last year at a harness racing farm (Ruddick Stables) in Scipio, IN.  This little colt was very curious and alert.  There is a difference between trotting horses and pacing horses if you know anything at all about harness racing.  First off the goal in harness racing is to get your horse to trot/pace a mile under 2 minutes.  That may not sound hard but you get points against you if your horse goes into a gallop.  And then there are trotters and pacers.  Trotters trot at a diagonal….with 2 legs hitting the ground at once diagonally from each other.  Pacers pace on the same side….so that is 2 legs on the same side hitting the ground.  Kind of like a train.