It is hard to believe we are only a few days away from Christmas. In fact, we've already celebrated with my side of the family, who came up to visit and exchange gifts last weekend. It was a lot of fun seeing them and Little G loved seeing KK, Pops and Aunt Sessa (Sarah). They brought him (and us!) some fun loot too!
I've made a few crafty projects in the past couple of months. Most recently I made some felt jumbo crayon and notepad wallets for Little G's five preschool classmates. I need to make a couple more for the cousins. They turned out pretty cute and weren't difficult to make. I'm a slow cutter and sewist and I could make one in 20 minutes or so. The materials are also inexpensive, with the costliest item being the crayons. I had a difficult time finding the jumbo crayons in stock and ended up paying $3.99 per package, which was annoying since I bought the last ones on clearance for fifty cents. I was happy to find them though, so I ponied up the cash. I'll post a pic when I make the next batch, since I forgot to do that before giving away all the others.
The other project that I'm still working to complete is those darn training pants. I have ten pairs completely cut out and all are at least partially sewn, but I still have a way to go to complete them. They are the project that won't end. I counted the number of pieces in each pair and when multiplied by ten I realized that I've cut out 150 separate pieces to make the 10 pairs of pants. No wonder I'm tired of them!
Since I'm loaning a few pairs to my sister in law when she trains her daughter and she's starting next week, I've got to buckle down and finish.
G is doing pretty well with training too. He sometimes stays dry for multiple hours now, but not consistently enough that I can just put him in underwear anytime. He never makes a dirty diaper, which is wonderful!
I've done a little cooking since the last post. Nothing too exciting, but I recently made my usual cranberry orange nut bread for a little Christmas treat for our friends and neighbors. I also tried a recipe for microwave peanut brittle I saw over at Made that turned out great! It has been raining since the day after I made my initial batch, so I haven't made more yet.
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