Monday, March 10, 2008

New Camera

I finally bought a new camera yesterday. For the past month, I've borrowed my mom's camera when needed (thanks mom!), but had to stop using that crutch. I came home with a Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS (I didn't pay as much, whoo!), and I really like it.

The boys and I had fun playing with it yesterday:
Caleb snapped this through the window, with the zoom.

He set it to take black and white photos. I like this one of Connor and me.

The camera has this cool panoramic setting. You take three photos, and the camera 'stitches' them together. When you take the first photo, the right side of the photo stays in the viewfinder, and you pan to the right until it matches your scene, then snap the 2nd photo. Same for the third, and viola! Three Calvins! :) We sure had fun playing with this one.

Now I'm going back to bed, as I spent most of the night coughing. I'm tired of the family being sick.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

New Patterns!

I rarely buy new sewing patterns anymore -- I have so many (500+?), that those along with the Burda WOF, Topkids, and Ottobre magazines means I probably have just about every design imaginable, with just a few tweaks here and there.

Anyway, I joined an Apron Swap with the Reclaiming The Home group at Ravelry. Pattern links were being shared, and I fell in love with the Emmeline Apron. Isn't it cute??? I can't wait to get started on it. I plan to add pockets, and I plan to make the tops of them gathered into a band, so they match the bib. It'll be fun to stash dive for the fabrics.

I bought my pattern from Sew, Mama, Sew! and decided to find something else to make the shipping charge 'worth' it (I know I'm not the only one that does that!). I picked up the new Amy Butler Lotus Tunic and Cami. It'll be perfect for our upcoming trip to Arizona. I was also amazed at how fast the patterns arrived! Now I need to attempt to clean up the sewing room and get sewing.