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We are Familia FIG. We are a bi- lingual, blended family. Belalu was diagnosed at 9 months with hypochondroplasia.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


The website, Make me babies, allows you to post a picture of yourself with someone else- including celebs- to see what a baby would look like between the two of you. Here's figlet:

Monday, December 29, 2008

Polar Express

The Monday before Christmas Julian and my parents took a ride on the Polar Express. It took them from Portland to the North Pole, and along the way they sipped hot chocolate, ate cookies, and listened to the story while looking at the Christmas lights out the window. When they got to the North Pole, Juian met Santa, who gave him a silver bell, just like in the story.
While he knew that it wasn't really Santa and the North Pole, he had a good time singing Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and proudly showed us his bell when we got home that night.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

You are witnessing the start of an obession

As I mentioned in my last post, I haven't done a lot of baby knitting for the figlet yet because it's xmas season and all that. And I have yet to post my fall knitting that aren't surprise gifts, but I do have something else to show today. It's my newest obsession. I've recently gotten into applique. I think I was inspired by adorable onesies for sale on Etsy, and thought, "I could so do that myself."

I have lots of cute ideas for adorable gender-neutral designs and so I can be busy creating all winter break! Here's the first one ever using some scrap yarn I had laying around. I sketched out an idea of what I wanted to do to get a visual, then made little templates for each shape from index cards, since I'm not working with a lot of fabric here. After cutting out the shapes in fabric with the templates and attaching them via fuseable interfacing to a onesie, I used a zig-zag stitch on my machine in a coordinating color to secure the pieces and to add some fun visual interest. I then added more detail, texture, and color by embroidering in leaf veins and the stem.

The whole thing took an evening and was so much fun to create. I can't wait to do more! The lighting is awful, but these days I'm not home much during daylight hours, so this is the best I could do for now.A pea pod for a sweet pea. :)