Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Teeny little Bobby and Becky were off playing and didn't make it into the picture.

Peanut, Shannon, and Neelie

Hickory Dickory was too busy watching the time to get in on the portrait. He's counting down the minutes I have left until the turkey must be in the oven!

Panalaya, Pumpkin, Serenity, and Penny

Morganna is also not present. She's busy doing sweater fittings and didn't get dressed in time, but still wishes you a very happy Easter.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Penny's New Furniture

Penny's new furniture

Penny has new furniture for her room

New Toybox

A toy box and a dresser.

Penny in her room

I purchased the plain white furniture from Bruce Dawson, the same man that I bought the crib from, and then dressed it up with decals and some pink paint.

The name sign will eventually be hung on her "wall".

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FREE Ridged Lace Blanket Pattern


Free PDF of my Ridged Lace blanket pattern. download now

The original version was very tiny, for a 3" Dollzone baby doll, but I made this one a little larger, 8" square, by casting on 94sts and doing 3 additional repeats of the 11st Ridged Lace pattern. Done in Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Crochet (Size 10) and US 000, (1.5 mm) needles, it drapes beautifully and makes a nice size for the 4.75" Nappy Choo baby.

Rascal Racoon

With alterations to the needle size and yarn thickness, a blanket of any size could be made, even for a full sized person, rather than a doll.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blissfully Oblivious

Pumpkin is starting to wonder if babysitting really is better than doing the chores or her homework.

Pumpkin is still hanging in there.

Penny is blissfully oblivious to the babysitter's grown boredom.

nom, nom

Pumpkin is hoping Panalaya will be back really soon!

long day

Friday, March 22, 2013


Pumpkin decided to stand back and let Penny explore her environment.

Letting Penny explore her environment.
taking a good look
Who moved my donut?
something missing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Baby On the Move

Penny's New Blankie

When Pumpkin heard Penny scruffling about following her nap she asked Panalaya if she could get her up.


Pumpkin was hoping for a bit of a cuddle and baby-head-sniffing-time, but Penny had other ideas.

Brief Snuggle

She was soon on the move.

Pumpkin Showing Her Tender Side

Pumpkin realized that she might as well get the wee one dressed as Penny was just not content to stay snuggled in her new blankie.

On the Go

There was a whole world out there waiting to be explored!

Play Time

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Penny Finally Has Her Blanket

It's a good thing SaraBeara2 provided my Nappy Choo with a quilt for her bed or it would have been a rather cold home coming. I've been so busy lately that little Penny has been home for almost 10 days and I'm only now finished the lace baby blanket I started for her quite some time ago!


Panalaya wasted no time swaddling the little foundling up in her new "receiving blanket".

anxious to meet the baby

Pumpkin and Gourd were anxious to meet the baby that was brought home while they were at Ban's Boutique.

Penny's Lace Blanket

Panalaya sure has her hands full now!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pumpkin Brought Her Brother Home!

Pumpkin is back from "Ban's Boutique" and she's sporting a fresh new faceup, complete with freckles!

Pumpkin is back and looking cuter than ever!

Pumpkin was kind enough to donate her sleeping faceplate so that Ban could open the eyes, give it a boyish faceup, and create a brother for Pumpkin.

Meet Gourd, Pumpkin's brother!

Introducing Gourd, Pumpkin's brother

He seems to be a guy with a bit of an attitude!

a guy with attitude

Peanut is not too sure about this new guy ---

Peanut is not too sure about this guy.

 --- even if he is her best friend, Pumpkin's brother!

Peanut is hesitant

Gourd is not too sure he likes that timid little girly that keeps staring at him either!

Gourd is not too sure about her either!

Pumpkin will have to sit down with Gourd and have a talk with him about being nice to her friends.

Pumpkin and Gourd

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lucky Penny

Canada has discontinued the penny and I've been finding pennies that people have cast away feeling, I guess, that they are now worthless. I still like to think of them as "lucky", so I pick them up and take them home.

In honour of the penny, and on St. Patrick's Day, I name this little one, Lucky Penny.

Naming Day Portrait

Find a Penny, pick her up, all day long you'll have good luck!

Pick Her Up

The whole reason for having a special "Naming Day" was so that I would have an excuse to make a fancy christening/blessing style outfit. LOL

Back of the dress

I made the whole outfit without a pattern, designing as I went. It took hours and hours -- well -- DAYS really!


By the time I took this last picture Penny was getting tired and was ready for bed.

Enough Pictures

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meeting Benjamin Bowser

Look out Benjamin!


Somebody is pretty anxious to me you.

meeting Benjamin Bowser

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SO Sleepy!

A baby's first outing, when they are passed from one adoring Auntie to another, fawned over and cooed to, jiggled and bounced, kissed and squeezed --- well, sometimes it can just be a little too much and leaves the poor baby feeling overwhelmed and exhausted!

Soooo Tired

Then they just need a little time away from it all, in their own quiet room with familiar surroundings, favourite toys, and a cuddly quilt.

can't sleep

But even then, if the day has been too stimulating, it is hard for the little one to settle and get the rest that she needs.

lying awake

Well, at least she's not screaming and fussing --- yet.

(Does anyone else think that Soom should be selling sleeping faceplates for these Nappy Choo babies?!)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Kaylen!

Kaylen is six years old today!

Baby Needs A Name

My new Nappy Choo baby needs a name and I could use your help.

What's My Name?

I've been considering, Zofie, Sabrina, Kasia (pronounced like Asia), Jasmine, and Cassy. Other suggestions and any comments are very welcome!

Outfit by NixiPixie

And here she is without her hat, if the colour of her hair is any influence on your choice of names.

getting sleepy

Monday, March 11, 2013

Welcome Home Baby!

She's here! The little Nappy Choo baby has arrived! And look, her box coordinates with her nursery.

colour coordinating

Peek-a-boo! We see you!


I see you've found Sophie the Giraffe.


So adorable.

floor time

You look like you're getting sleepy.

getting sleepy

Want to go for a car ride?

come too?