Friday, March 21, 2008

A Baby for My Baby

I've been wanting to make a doll for the girl for a while now. I've been sneaking a few stitches in here and there over the past few days so that she wouldn't see it until it was finished, and finally it's done! We gave it to her after dinner tonight and she got a huge grin on her face as she walked over to me and gave me and the doll an enormous hug. She sat on my lap and gave her doll so many kisses that the face was damp. :)
She carried it around a bit, but mostly wanted to sit on my lap and play with her (and kisses, lots of kisses). It took about an hour longer than usual to get her to sleep tonight because she kept stopping nursing to kiss the doll again. It was really cute. The doll even has a tiny diaper that the girl hasn't seen yet. The outfit is made of minkee so it's super soft, and the diaper is hemp fleece and flannel. I have a feeling that she'll be living with us for a really long time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Win a BPA-free bottle set!

Momsational is giving away 5 BPA-free baby bottle sampler sets and all you have to do to win is leave a comment on their website! I love that there are so many options popping up for BPA-free baby stuff and hope the trend continues as more parents and companies become aware of the safer plastics that are available.
Check out The Soft Landing for more info and to see more safe baby feeding gear.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Blog Party, anyone?

Hi there fellow Blog Partiers!
I'm Karma, a Work-at-Home mama of 1 year old boy/girl twins. Whenever I'm not playing with babies or sleeping, I can usually be found at my sewing machine or on the couch knitting. I love making and designing kid's clothing, but even better is seeing my designs in action. I have a gallery of my work (including some action shots) over at my website, Pirate Bootie Baby.
The next 2 months is a really exciting time for me and Pirate Bootie. I'm doing a Pirate-themed guest stocking at Necessitae on March 15th (so excited!!). Then, in April, is the Columbus Attachment Parenting Village's Open Market, a cooperative event organized by local parents supporting and encouraging mama-owned/operated businesses. If you are anywhere within 100 miles of Columbus, Ohio, mark your calenders and come. It's going to be great!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008
There are great prizes to be had at the Ultimate Blog Party, and some new Blogs to be found.
I'll be poking around over the next couple of days, how about you?
My favorite prizes are;
137 — Go BPA Free Sippy Sampler Kit
Provided by: The Soft Landing

19 — Klean Kanteen Sippy Cup
Provided by: Non Toxic Tots

141 — I make milk. What’s your superpower? t-shirt
Provided by: Crunchy Domestic Goddess

Other Favorites are the $20 Lush GC from After a Cup of Coffee , or two,#114
A pink box of Legos from Lego, #103
A webcam from This Full House, #72
A sweet tutu from LiveLoveDance, #34
Underwear from Karen Neuburger, #109
GC to Uncommonly Cute, #28

There are tons of other really great prizes too, you can see them on the Prize Page.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Awww, baby!

When we took the kids to MegaBabyStore to get their photos done, I showed the girl a little doll that was on a display near the photo studio. I was just hoping to engage her attention for a moment while her brother was having his jacket put on. She immediately took the doll from me and hugged it, then patted it's hair and said "awww, baby". The doll then got a kiss and another hug. By then the boy was jacketed, but I could tell that we wouldn't be leaving right away. The girl was now cheek to cheek with the doll, still cooing at it and saying "baby". We eventually convinced her to say bye-bye to the doll, and were able to leave. There were some sad noises, and a short round of tears, but it was over quickly and she was distracted by the cold wind outside.
Now I really know why so many kids have such a huge array of toys and stuffed animals. It was so hard for me to leave that doll behind when the girl clearly loved it so much. But, very soon she will have an even better doll to love and hug. A few months ago, I purchased the materials to make both kids their own dolls, intending to have them finished for their birthday. I ended up deciding to wait a bit longer, as they hadn't shown any interest in dolls or stuffed toys. Wouldn't you know that the day before their birthday is when the girl decides to discover dolls. Now I know what my next project will be.