All Boy! (the photo that didn’t make it)

I had such a hard time choosing between two photos of Cupcake’s boyfriend for the I Heart Faces June photo challenge.  So I wanted to go ahead and share it with everyone anyway, even though I can only enter one photo into the contest officially.

Which one did you like better?  Did I make a mistake, or did I choose the right one to submit?  I love hearing your feedback!

All Boy!

The latest photo contest on I Heart Faces is paying tribute to the boys this month!  Luckily, Cupcake’s boyfriend is super adorable.

Without further ado, here is my submission:

Photo Challenge Submission

Leave a comment and let me know what you think, good or bad!

Hey Girl

In honour of Mother’s Day, I Heart Faces wants to pay tribute to all the women and girls in our lives.  This month’s photo contest is titled “Hey Girl”, and as much as I would love to share some of my favourite Ryan Gosseling Hey Girl’s about crocheting, I can only include the photo I am entering into the contest.

So without further ado, here is the most important girl in my life:

Photo Challenge Submission

Any and all feedback is much appreciated, so leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts!

Flip Flop Revamp

I have this tiny pair of toddler size 5 flip flops for Cupcake, but she isn’t walking yet.  Aside from that fact, I just can’t imagine feet that tiny mastering flip flops when I still have trouble with them myself (and I’m a seasoned pro, wearing mine beyond the first snow fall).

So I decided to give them a little upgrade so Cupcake can wear them with many of her cute summer outfits, without losing them every 5 seconds.

First thing you need is a pair of flip flops, you could easily adapt this idea for adult sizes as well.

Choose a coordinating (or contrasting) colour of yarn, and I used a 3.5mm hook.

Chain a length you think is appropriate to tie around those chubby little ankles, however you choose to do so.  I wanted my ties to wrap around a couple times, like ballet slippers, so my chain for this size was 80.

Then, crochet around one side of the flip flop strap using a single crochet stitch.

Next you need to chain a length that will act as a heel strap.  My chain was 20.  Attach that chain to the other side of the flip flop.

Once you’ve attached the heel strap to the other side of the flip flop, you need to chain the same amount you did for the first half of the strap.  In my case, another chain of 80.  Finish off, and tighten your slip stitches at both ends.  Trim the excess down to half an inch, and if you’d like, you can coat the ends in fabric glue to prevent fraying, and give a more “shoe lace” like hardness.

And that’s it!  super simple, and very cute.  Now Cupcake can wear her flip flops and rock out in her stroller in style.  And we can enjoy the Summer-like temperatures in March to the full extent!

Even though this pattern is extremely simple, it’s my first time writing one down.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  I may not have been the first person to do this, but I just winged it, so any resemblance to other existing patterns is purely coincidental.


Photographing Cupcakes

Sorry, not the tasty kind, although sometimes I want to chew on her chubby cheekies like a squeeky toy!  I followed Cupcake all over yesterday while the sun shone beautifully into the house.  Sadly, I did not think ahead to open up my blue sheer curtains.  So because I have bored you with some of my other rambling posts, this one is just straight up photography.

Caught standing without holding on!

I’m just starting out with my DSLR, and I know that my ISO was too high in most of the photos.  But constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated!



Sna(p)ck Time!

I was trying to give Cupcake some new foods to try for a snack.  I steamed some carrots, cut up cheese, and pinched some pieces of bread.  They were tasty, but not getting chewed too well, so I resorted back to the cookie (which she eats like a champ).  But not 5 minutes after I handed it to her, she fell asleep.

So I took the opportunity to get some practice with my new DSLR.

By the way, the cookie was grasped firmly in her hand.