Monday, January 31, 2011

Late night projects

Haley is not always a late night project but occasionally she can be. Depending on the rest she gets during the day and if she is a good eater I can plan on sleeping too good or not quite enough. But looking at that sweet face, whether at 3:00am or 9:00pm, she is fun to smile at and hold.

Awhile a go I mentioned that I spent a L O N G time one night piecing together Lego ships and castles. I decided to snap a shot of all the finished product the other night and boy is it a sight! I counted up all of the complete mini-figs we have and I think I got up to 42. I still had a couple that were missing a head here and a pair of legs for another guy. We have got Star Wars, Castles, City Legos; it is awesome and mind boggling.

Birthday Pillow case: This is my final project for Peter's birthday. I am pretty proud of it (except for maybe William's square). I made it for each of my kids so that they can have it to sleep on for their birthday month. On the other side it says Happy Birthday with balloons and stars. The side you see has a block for each of their months with some items that are either characteristic of their birth month or special things to them. For example, Peter has a snowman, heart, sports guy, a hores, bambi, and a killer whale. Caleb has fireworks, a rodeo horse, a flag, then a robot, soccer ball, a bike, and a sunflower. William and Haley were a little more difficult to create. I have no idea what Haley's interests will be and William he is a mix. He loves whatever his brothers have and yet he expresses some opinion here and there. I hope they will enjoy having the pillowcase and that they will feel special on that month because it is theirs.

Dino-Land: This is another project for Peter's birthday that I am proud to say turned out good. Remember a while ago when I mentioned a project that I had started, it got ruined in the washer, and so I had to start fresh. Well this is the final product and I think my boys will enjoy playing on it. They had a different dino-land that was tiny and made of a thin plastic sheet but they had fun playing on it. So I figured I would make them a larger one so they could all be together and make it a tad cooler with texture and 3D effects.
There is one other thing I made for Peter but did not take a picture of and that was a new blanket to sleep with. It is soft and cozy with footballs, and robots and a jumble of other colors that I hope he will like.
Now I am going to try and put aside the late night projects (for a while) and go to bed earlier. Just so that I can get up earlier and hopefully start working out and taking a shower in the morning. :) I am planning on making these cute dragon gloves for the boys and Haley but I hope to make those with the boys present. We will see how it pans out.


Heidi Mae said...

Where do you find the time! Holy cow woman!

Jason said...

I love Dino-land! If it was an amusement park I would totally go. Boy, no kidding on the time thing, Heidi Mae! I don't have time to do a good job shaving! Your projects all look great Diedre! I still like Dino-land the best.