Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Sometimes these photo shoots don't go exactly how I plan them.
Maggie looks good & mad in every picture, and we did not get a single shot without my arm in it.
But I do like Henry's 'Tadaaaa' hands in this one.
Regardless, it was not a complete loss, because the point was to get a picture of both of them in their adorable winter hats!!! Thanks Amanda! Your knitting skills are WAY more astounding than my photography skills, and both children love their hats.

However, in the spirit of honesty, I must tell you all that there is one small downside to these hats.

Whenever the kids wear them in public, which is all the time, people ask me if I made them. And when I answer by saying, "No, a dear friend made them for us," I feel GUILTY. What?!?!

WHY DO I FEEL GUILTY FOR MY LACK OF CRAFTINESS?! It's so weird! I know it's weird- you don't need to tell me it's weird. I know. The guilt is weird.

Maybe it's because they ask in that voice that's already assuming that I made them, and has that generous complementary tone to it, and then when I say I didn't they're like... "Oh! Okay. Well... I bet you're good at other things."

Okay, okay, no one actually SAYS that to me. They just THINK it at me.

Or, maybe it's because I have so many crafty friends who are always making really lovely things. And the only lovely thing I've ever made was a vest and shorts that I sewed when I was in Girl Scouts. And honestly... my mom sewed most of it. (And, yes, I DID just call a 90's era vest lovely.)

Or, maybe it's because not only did I not make those cute hats, I will probably never make a hat. I don't even know how to knit. Or sew, quilt, crochet, macrame, or anything else in that arena, and, honestly, I probably shouldn't even be trusted with a hot glue gun.

Basically, the only thing I know how to make is food. Oh, and babies!
You guys, I make really cute babies.


  1. Um, I do believe you made the adorable children wearing the adorable hats. Pretty dang crafty if you ask me...