Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Bed For Emma

I haven't been doing much crafting lately, but I did manage to make an awesome bed for Emma! We'd been looking around for beds, but we couldn't find anything that we really liked. So, I decided to get creative and use some fleece and foam from the store to make a very unique bed.
Dylan and I found a square piece of foam at Joann's on Black Friday,
bought some thick cotton padding,
and made a slip cover to go over the foam.
(Now I have a bed with covers that can be CLEANED!)
She absolutely loves her bed.
She doesn't even come up to sleep by our bed anymore!
Anything that is white gets dirty within a day, 
plus Amit wanted her to have a Bears bed.
I cut out pieces of fleece and sewed them into a sort of pillowcase.
(Emma loves playing on whatever fabric I'm trying to measure.
Yes, that's a tennis ball.)
Here's my cover after piecing it all together.
It actually fit perfectly!!
Here's our lovely model showing off her new bed - 
(Looks just like Daddy in pictures, her eyes are closed.)
I love it!
Comfortable and surrounded by all her toys!

I'm still a little in shock that my project actually worked out, since I haven't been doing much sewing. But the bed was so easy, I have a feeling I will be making some pillows this summer to brighten up our home! I do have some big craft projects coming up, but those will have to wait for it to be a little warmer outside...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dog Days of Winter

Well, it's been a while since I've updated all of you on life in NY. We've been busy, spending our weekends traveling, running errands, and trying to enjoy some cold bits of nature. While we like hiking in the snow, since it is even more effective exercise than regular hiking, it would be nice for the warm weather to come back. Since we haven't done anything that I can really write about in detail, I'll share some snapshots that we've actually taken over the last few weeks... Of course, Emma is in most of them. Alright, she's in all of them.

This is her "feed me" face.
I love this photo of Max and Emma.
Max just looks annoyed that she's there. 
Emma is busy searching for something.
They did manage to get along long enough to have a nice heart-to-heart with Mom.
Then Emma met Eli.
That was crazy.
I would make the same exact face if I was stuck between Sparky and Eli.
She did NOT know what to do!
I'm so glad those two found their way home safely after their little adventure.
Emma needs another play date!
There's actually a human in this one!
Watching the Puppy Bowl!
(And crying, because she couldn't play with the puppies.)

So we technically have been doing other things. I have a big sewing project that I'm wrapping up right now. I got a dehydrator for Christmas, so we've been experimenting with jerky and sweet potato chip recipes. I have a big craft project in the works. Unfortunately nothing is finished yet, but hopefully they will be soon!