Recently: Buzz, Batman, Front Rows, and Sunshine

As I can never seem to quite catch all the way up, here are a few our our recentlys…


Last month I made Jayce this flip doll.  One side is Jayce, then flip, it’s Batman.  I’m crazy over it.  It’s so incredibly cute.  
I’m aware that Jayce is a few months away from turning 6, so he isn’t really at the “stuffed toy” stage.  But in December when I was making tons of giraffes he asked me if I would make one for him, but a Batman one.  I had a better idea.  I think the real indicator of Batman’s success came last week when Jayce’s class was talking about clothes at school and were instructed to bring in one of their stuffed toys to make clothes for.  I explained to him that the teachers probably wanted them to bring in something like a teddy bear that wasn’t wearing clothes, as opposed to a  toy that was fully dressed/in full costume.  But he took Batman anyway and brought him home wearing a new scarf.  🙂  My boy.
(I’ll share more about the pattern I used later.  I’m a part of this book‘s pattern tour in April and I’m so excited about it. 🙂

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Chelsea and I got online a few months ago after hearing that one of our favorite shows was recording new episodes and applied to be audience members.  We were so excited to find out that we got tickets and we headed over on Tuesday night.  
It was a long trip but so worth it.  We were so giddy when the actors came out that we couldn’t wipe the smiles off of our faces if we tried.  Actually my face hurt from smiling and laughing so much, because although the show is only 30 minutes long, it took 3 1/2 hours to record!  It was definitely one of those “we won’t get a chance like this very often” sort of things, particularly with us lucking into front row seats, and the show is genuinely a favorite.  It was awesome. 
What we didn’t realize when we went out to the studio was how huge it was going to be.  It was like 6 full sized auditoriums lined up next to one another.  It was at Pinewood Studios which is where they film all of the major films in the UK including Gravity, Thor, Pirates of the Carribean, and tons of the tv shows.  The area where we were in for filming obviously was one of the smaller sets, requiring less room than a Pirates movie obviously, but it was still really cool to see.  I snapped a quick picture of the set with my phone to send Chris and then was well-behaved after that. 

Kids hair

We buzzed Jayce’s hair last week for the first time since right after Hannah was born.  In other news in my children suddenly looking a decade older than they are, Chelsea decided to straighten Hannah’s hair one afternoon just to see how long it is.  And now that we know how long it is, I don’t want to do it again for a while.  Those bouncy curls keep her looking more like a 2 year old than a 12 year old, and I intend to keep it that way for as long as possible!
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We have managed to completely avoid the freezing wintery weather that is hitting our families at home and have stayed pretty comfortably in the 40s and 50s for the past 4 months or so.  But this weekend it is supposed to be in the low 60s, so there is no way that we will be indoors any longer than absolutely necessary.  We’ve already had several trips to Kew Gardens this year and I don’t see them slowing down any time soon.  
Family and friends in the midwest, I’m sorry!  But you can laugh at us when you’re wearing spring dresses and it’s snowing here on Easter Sunday, which happened last year.

kid's clothes week

I’m guest posting at the Kids Clothes Week blog before, during, and after their spring session, and I’m so excited about it!  My first post is tomorrow, but you can check out all of the other ones here.
Happy weekend!!

3 thoughts on “Recently: Buzz, Batman, Front Rows, and Sunshine

  1. I'm so excited about your guest-posting gig – KCW was how I found your blog in the first place! I'm still having trouble believing warmer weather will ever come, but I'm hoping that thinking about SPRING sewing will help with that.

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