Saturday, July 11, 2009

L'il Miss Accessorize Strikes Again!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Skate scootin' around

One of Skyler's favourite tv shows (I know, I know, I can hear the tsk-tsking of your disapproval...) is Playhouse Disney's "My Friends Tigger & Pooh". Heck, we watch it so often that even I can sing the theme song. Initially, I'd sing it to Skyler whenever I change her diapers or give her a bath but lately, I've caught myself singing it even when Skyler isn't with me. Horrors!

I'm so glad I spoke to Ailing about it one day because I found out that she does the same...not only that, but she can also sing the theme song in Mandarin. Talk about commitment to parenthood!

But I digress...the little girl (her name's Darby) in the show rides a skate scooter around and because we haven't gotten round to buying Skyler a skate scooter (who gives a skate scooter to an under 2 year old?!?), our Little Miss Resourceful decided to imagine one up for herself. Here's Skyler using an old exercise band she found as her very first skate scooter - she'd lay out the band carefully on the floor, step on one end, hold up the other and then try to use one foot to slide herself around the floor. Cute or what??!

An injection of much needed inspiration

Blogs like this and this make me want to sew, sew, sew!

I've fallen really behind in all the gifts I owe to friends and their children (mainly birthdays from as far back as's gone beyond embarrassing) but I'm really itching to embark on upcyling old shirts, tees and onesies into gifts that will hopefully make up for the horrible delay.