Monday, December 19, 2011

Why do I do this to myself???

Every year!! Craft projects right up to the last minute! One down, 5 more to go (that I can think of right now):

Meet LaLa:

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The pattern came from Riley Blake Designs, but I realized on my way to work this morning that her pattern is for a two-legged elephant. What 2-year-old wants a two-legged elephant????

So flying by the seat of my pants, I made my own gusset for the belly. While I can now see where my gusset design went awry, it does allow for LaLa (as opposed to Layla) to stand upright on her own. So I suppose I’m somewhat successful.

Five different types of cookies have been baked, a batch of chili on Saturday and a batch of beef stew on Sunday. My feet are killing me! Two batches of baklava, some white chocolate & craisin popcorn, a cheesecake, and possibly almond poppy seed loaves left to do. Plus the craft projects….


lesli said...

LaLa is adorable!! :)

My goodness, you have been busy! All that baking and cooking!! Take some time to relax and congratulate yourself on your hard work!

Almond poppy seed loaves...sound delicious!! Post the recipe, when/if you can! :)

Happy Holidays!


Deborah said...

I think the elephant came out great! Very creative. Cheryl and I are going to make cookies on Thursday. I am going to bring the popcorn to her house on Christmas Eve. I am obsessed with the stuff. So good. Have a great holiday.

Tammy said...

Never seen an elephant like that it is soo cool!! love the fabric too