Thursday, November 22, 2012

Family Photo TIME!

It's that time of year again! Family photos for the Christmas Cards :) Last year we didn't have much time to prepare a great family portrait. I was 3 months pregnant and had horrible morning sickness. Here is that picture we used.
HORRIBLE I know! lol It was too dark and not very creative. It was my family though, and I love it. This year was a big improvement. Mostly because it was daylight (haha) and also because I had a little bit of time to prepare. Oh yeah! and A was here in all her beautiful glory!

This one will go on the front of the Christmas Card this year...

Everyone is looking at the camera!!!! I'm a proud, proud mama! 

Here are the other good ones...

Here are some of my husband and I with the littlest one...

Can you tell I love the black and white?!

and this one I just ordered in a 16x20in print for our wall... It is my FAVORITE!

Crocheting for a friend

Here are a few things I have made lately that I will be giving to a friend. In return she is knitting some awesome little outfits for A.

 The first hat is a hello kitty hat for her daughter.
I loved making this hat.

My husband took this hat to work to show a co-worker and now she wants a couple for her nieces, I am also making one for each of my daughters so i  will be busy!!!

This other hat is just so adorable. The picture does not show you the real color of the green. It is more of a muted green than a bright green. It's a super cute newsboy hat with a button. I can't wait to see this on my friend. I bet it will be so cute!

The other thing that I have made recently was a really quick flower headband for my youngest daughter. We did family pictures -I'll post those in the next post-and we all wore flannel shirts. Everyone looked great and I added this headband to A's outfit to make her image a little more girlie. People are still getting her confused with being a boy---not sure how that happens with those gorgeous long red locks she has! Anyway...she looked ADORABLE!
Here is a close-up of the headband. I think this is another thing I'm going to have to make a lot of. They will look great with any outfit!

Here are the links to patterns (or inspiration) if you are interested:

Instead of the band over the front I added a button over a crocheted circle

This band was slightly modified. I made my own band and used the flower as a guide. I ended the pattern short with out adding the last row where the picture shows it in a different color. I only stopped short because it was literally picture time. haha