Strange obsessions.

So I have this thing, when I eat M&Ms, that I HAVE TO have one of each colour in my hand. I don’t know why. Just one of those weird little things that makes me unique. So when I’m pouring them out into my hand, inevitably there’s one colour that just doesn’t want to come out. And so I have to keep pouring them out till I get one of that colour.

Anyone else do this, or something like it? Please share.

One simple question.

What’s with everyone giving Caleb gifts that come in several pieces? Every single piece of every single gift is now strewn across the lounge, dining room, and entry, and the only reason it’s limited to those rooms is he hasn’t been in any others for a significant length of time in the last couple days. And we’re just as guilty as everyone else, buying him two wooden puzzles.

We may break our necks going through these rooms, but at least he’s having fun.

How to make pajamas, part two.

Step one is as before…get the baby to sleep.

So yeah, I started actually sewing Caleb’s pajamas today. I did a lot of things on this project I’ve never done before.

Here’s what the pattern on the fabric looks like:


And here’s Caleb wearing an unfinished shirt:


I think he has a little more growing to do….

So after that picture I added the sleeve cuffs (after some confusion about the instructions) and then we had tea, and watched a movie, and after the movie I went back in to work out button holes. My sewing machine has a setting for automatic button holes, so I did that. And it was a lot simpler than I expected.

And then I tested the buttons, and they fit through the holes. Always a good thing. The only thing I have left on the shirt now is sewing on the buttons – but guess what I don’t have in my sewing arsenal. Yep. No hand needles (except the huge ones I use for yarn). So off I go to Big W on Tuesday when everything opens again.

And lastly, here’s the nearly-finished shirt:


Maybe I’ll work on the pants tomorrow, if I have time after we go to Gawler (we’ve got yet another Freecycle item to pick up).

Walk this way

From the front of the couch to almost the edge of the carpet between the lounge and the dining room is probably about six or seven feet. Caleb walked that far last night. I didn’t count, but it was probably about 20 steps. Still wouldn’t say he’s officially walking though, not till he’s doing that more than crawling. Soon though.