Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mail Time

Yesterday was such a fun mail day. I regularly read a blog Debby's Dares, and had won a chance to get some of the Fiskar's new Halloween and Christmas punch shapes. Not the actual punches, but 10 of each shape. I received such a big envelope just full of the punches, some are on paper that I haven't seen before. I had also won one of the bazzill monochromatic little albums from Lisa Bearnson's blog from Creating Keepsakes. She was giving away 25 of those adorable little albums a couple of weeks ago for a project started by Stacy Julian. She wanted everyone to take 10 photos of the people or items in their life right now and then put them into a small album that could be carried in a purse or put in a drawer at work. Then you are to open the album up each day and look at it to be reminded of all that is important in your life. I love idea and can't wait to put together my mini album on Saturday. Anyway, Lisa B enclosed some other fun scrapbooking goodies besides the mini album. I so can't wait to play.

Kristen's Halloween costume

This year Kristen has decided to skip the usual princess costume to be a cheerleader just like her older sister. When Sarah was in Kindergarten, I made her a cheerleader costume for Halloween. While Kristen liked that costume, she decided that she really needed a new one that more closely resembles Sarah's uniform. We found a pattern with several different designs on it and I managed to talk her into one that didn't have quite as much bling to it as the other ones, which is good because we had a hard time finding any trim that would work. I had the skirt almost made, when I had Kristen try it on. At this point I realized that I would need to trim almost 3 inches off of the sides so that the skirt would stay up. Wouldn't I love to have no hips like that child, however 2 children and eating way to many Halloween treats have given me hips. The pattern came with a pattern for a spankie. I wasn't going to make the spankie for Kristen, but after seeing how short the skirt is, I decided to go ahead and make it. I will wait for tomorrow night to get it finished. It is Kristen's bedtime and I have a feeling that I will need to resize the spankie also.