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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Help Me Make a Dummy of Myself"

These were the words Rebecca came to me with this morning! Turns out she was wanting to make a sewing dummy using a process she had seen on the internet. She wore an old shirt (actually two of them because she needed it to be long AND she needed it to be a turtleneck, and she didn't have any long turtlenecks she wanted to sacrifice). I wrapped her in duct tape and then cut a slit up the back when we were through. Before it was over, her hands were starting to turn purple and she nearly fainted. I guess I wrapped a bit too tight! Here are some photos:

Before:


From Jan. 22nd


Getting started:

From Jan. 22nd


Before cutting - oh, to be this skinny again!

From Jan. 22nd


After I cut her free:

From Jan. 22nd


Now, she just has to stuff it! I'm glad I have a daughter that likes to sew and can make her own formal gowns!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Christmas Review

OK, I know it's been a long time since Christmas. I haven't blogged in over a month now. I was thinking I had an excuse of being out of town for two weeks, but then I realized that I blogged while I was out of the country, so that's not an excuse. I guess the main excuse is that I was actually WITH the folks who usually read my blog, so there didn't seem to be much point.

We were fortunate to be able to spend lots of time with family over the holidays. We always have lots of fun moments. Here is a favorite picture of a silly moment:

From 2008-12-29


These are my sister's kids. And some folks think homeschoolers are weird! This picture just proves that we don't have a monopoly or anything.

Here's another interesting picture that came from having lots of cameras lying around. It's a picture of hands from oldest to youngest (Dad, Mom, Ann, Carol, me, Katie and Lisa). A few observations - first of all, Lisa has really pale skin! Secondly, it's obvious that no one in the family uses any nail color or wears jewelry beyond wedding rings! I never realized we had that in common.

From 2008-12-29


These next two pictures summarizes what my house looks like after a Christmas of Lego and nerf funs.

From 2008-12-29


From 2008-12-29


I'll try to make sure it isn't a whole month until I post again!