Friday, February 19, 2016

Oliver James Has Arrived!

That's right, Oliver James Nikolai has been born!
He was born at 12:32AM on February 19th, 7lb15oz 21inches long. He is actually a couple weeks early, but perfectly healthy! If he had gone full term, he would have been a 9lb baby or even bigger!
 Bri is doing very well, quite happy that he is born. Not sure she wanted to wait any longer. Haha! :)
None of us did
Lots of visitors this morning. My Gramma, Mom, Dad, and my Aunt Laura visited this morning. Then later in the evening Ben's Mom and sister Rachael and her daughter Scarlett visited.
Here is Oliver with Aunt Rachael and Cousin Scarlett. Scarlett was definitely curious about him :) Sorry, I didn't get any good pictures of Leila with him yet, hopefully I can get some and I will post them soon 
But we are all super excited to welcome little Oliver into the world! He is a little monkey boy too, lots and lots of hair. And it's not just on his head, it's on his back and shoulders and arms! He is covered in dark brown hair. Haha! We shall see if he keeps all of it
Anyways, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening! I am looking forward to a good nights sleep. Didn't leave the hospital until 3:00 this morning sooo I'm ready for some decent sleep :)
Taylor Kay

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Valentine's Card

Good Evening All!
I don't have too much to say in this post, except that I started and finished a super small project tonight in a matter of about 10 minutes! Frankly, I think that calls for celebration because it rarely takes such a short amount of time for any of my projects. Haha!
Anyways, it's getting close to Valentine's Day and I have a gift for Leila but I needed a card
 So, I made one! Now when I say a super small project, I mean a super small project! This little card is only 3"x3". I figure she's a tiny girl, so she should get a tiny card. Ha!
It took me a while to decide on what punch to use for the bottom of the red piece. Narrowed it down to 3 different punches and finally chose this one! I am very happy with how it turned out! Super Cute! :)
Of course I gotta get her a little stuffed animal too. Found this bear at Hobby Lobby and thought it was perfect!
So yeah, there's my super small post about a 
super small project!
In other news, I am VERY excited that the Broncos won the Super Bowl yesterday!!! YAAAAAAAY!!!!! I was worried, but the defense was AMAZING! I am happy Manning won another championship :) Anyways, hope you have a lovely rest of your evening!
 Taylor Kay

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Couple Old Projects

Hey Everybody!
So, for the last few days I had been stuck at my apartment because there was supposed to be an apocalyptic snow storm on Tuesday. The news was talking about it non stop and we were all expecting to be buried in snow for days and days. They even shut down schools by 6pm on Monday night. Well, the day arrived... and it was actually pretty nice out for most of the morning. Haha! It didn't even start snowing until after 12. Course it was coming down pretty hard and I still had to work until 2, but thruthfully it was not bad at all. It even stopped snowing by about 6pm. My street, which I'll add is a back road side street and doesn't get plowed until all the other streets are done, was plowed by 9pm. Basically, it was a HUGE disappointment. We only got maybe 5" of snow... Ha! Thank you weather channels for overreacting tremendously.
Anyways, now that I've explained why I haven't written a post in a while, I have a couple of projects to show you!
Up first is a COW HAT that I knit about 2 years ago
I bought a knitting book that has about 15 different animal hat patterns in it. I LOVE COWS, so that's pretty much the whole reason why I bought the book. 
 It was fun to make! There is a lining inside to make it extra warm. It really didn't even take that long to knit up either. Tho, there were lots of little parts that I had to sew on after they were all knit. That probably took the longest.
 The reason I am posting about this hat is because I have a plan to make some more of the patterns as gifts for a few people. I won't talk about the specifics so as not to give anything away. But yeah! You will see those projects once they are finished :)

Next I wanted to show you something I made 
for my niece, Leila. 
It is a personalized hook board! (I don't know if that's the official name, but I couldn't think of how else to say it.)
Sorry, the picture is not the best quality... but each letter has a different paper covering it! They all match in a cool way. Bri and Ben decorated her room in the tealy blues and oranges, so I designed accordingly.
All the letter are wood and painted in blue to match the hooks and then I glued patterned paper to them. Its a fun project! I'd done it a few times before for my friends' children and Bri liked it, so I had to be sure to make her one! :) 
As you might have guessed, I posted about this project because I will be making another one! I bought all the letters the other day and now I just have to find all the paper to cover them with. Better get cracking too, because little Oliver will be here before we know it! WOOT WOOT!!!
Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! I will continue to watch some Oldy Von Moldy movies with my Dad! :)

 Taylor Kay