Friday, July 31, 2009

Having some crochet fun

I've had this little guy brewing in my head for months. Last night I really wanted to make something fun, so I decided to give him a go. (Yes, he's a boy, my son said so. "It's okay for jellyfish boys to be pink.")
I had originally thought he'd be two colors, but while watching TV at the same I forgot to change colors at the right time. haha. Oh well, he's cute this way too. I'll try a multi color one next time.
My son has named him "Jelly the Jellyfish" and has claimed him as his. What do you think?

Monday, July 27, 2009

A recent happy purchase

Once in a while I go looking for something on Etsy, and I just don't find exactly what I want. So I find someone who makes it close, and ask them if they can customize it for me. Recently I went looking for "boo boo bags" or cold packs, or whatever you want to call them. They are the fabric sewn pillows filled with flaxseed that you can put in the freezer or the microwave depending on what you need. There were lots of these in various forms, but I couldn't find any I liked with lavendar in them. For some reason my kids love these things for bed time. I had a pack of them I got from MommysLittleHelper last year, but she since closed down that shop to focus on her other shop, 1Maddieandme. I checked her shop, but she didn't have any up. So I found EnchantedDandelions had some nice big ones in daisy and round shapes in super cute fabrics. So I messaged her and asked if she could add lavendar for me. She was very accomodating and said it would be no problem. Yay! She let me pick my fabrics (see pictures, these are the exact ones I ordered) and I had them a week later. And we adore them! They are so cute and soft and perfect for bedtime in the summer. My kids each take one to bed with them to help them stay cool while trying to fall asleep. Here in WA state we have no A/C and bedtime is a little difficult. Not to mention every time there is a bump or even hurt feelings these calm them right down in a jiffy. Today I discovered I love them for myself too. As I sit here sweltering in the heat I decided to grab one from the freezer and see if it'd help. I sat it on my neck, and let me tell you, I cooled right down! Thank you, EnchantedDandelions for a wonderful purchase and Etsy buying experience!