Before my girls were born, I saw pictures on etsy of little onesies with a number for each month, so you could take a picture to record what your kids looked like each month. I love this idea, and here's how far we've gotten...
They were so little!!!
A little bigger...
Now 9 whole pounds!
I can't help myself, they're just so cute!
It's amazing how big the differences are even after just three months! These are really easy to make, too - it probably only takes me half an hour to make two of them. And it's really good to have some pictures I can pinpoint in time, because things go so fast and sometimes it's hard to remember!
This year, Christmas gifts need to be simple, because we've got our hands full with two little ones. But I still don't like to show up to someone's house empty-handed, so I have made a few things to gift when we go visiting.
A bottle of wine is an easy gift, but it's nice to dress it up a little. These were once the sleeves of a sweater I no longer wear...after a little embroidery, they're much more festive!
I haven't had much time for crafting lately, but I have managed to get one project done - Christmas stockings for our newly enlarged family! I made stockings for Keith and I the first year we lived together, but I never liked them all that much...they came out smaller than I wanted, and I was never satisfied with them. So this year, I made a set of new ones which I love!
I used the same fabrics for all four, but different designs. They were fun to make and they look really fancy hanging over our fireplace! Also, this tutorial helped me to make these stockings more quickly than ever before - it's so mind-blowingly simple, I can't believe I didn't think of it before.
I have a few Christmas gifts in the works, but this will be a pretty low-key Christmas for us since we are busy with babies!