Fabulous Flickr Fabric Finds

Before I get to the fabric post, did anyone see the shocking American Idol results show last night? I was floored when Micheal Johns was voted off. Not only that, but Ryan was downright "unforgiving" in the way that he announced it. Not a great way to end the Idol Gives Back week imho. :o(

Ok, on to the fabric!! So I thought it would be fun today to highlight some really cool Flickr groups, including fabric manufacturers and fabric designers. Amazing things you crafty gals make with my fave fabrics! ;o)

Free Spirit Fabric(and Rowan)

Michael Miller Fanatics

Joel Dewberry Fabric

Freshcut and fabulous!(Heather Bailey)

Chocolate Lollipop(Anna Maria Horner)

Bohemian Beauties(Anna Maria Horner)

Ginger Blossom(Sandi Henderson)

Tina Givens Fabric

Denyse Schmidt Quilts

Sis Boom Sightings

Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest

Amy Butler Fans

Sugar & Spice are turning 2 this weekend(Two already? Wow!!) and while we're going to wait and have an "official" princess party when Memaw & Papaw come to visit in 2 weeks, we'll probably do something, like go to the zoo, since the weather is beautiful!! Hope everyone has a lovely wekend as well. :O)


My Baby Has Glasses

Sugar finally got her glasses last night and today is her first official day to wear then since she went to bed an hour after receiving them last night. I have to say, so far so good. She has been great about keeping them on. I was surprised! I think it may be just because it's something new but I'm hoping that she recognizes that she can see so much better with them on. I do think that these frames are too small for her. I'm noticing indents on the bridge of her nose and her temples. I've tried adjusting a bit but I just think I will need to take her back to the Vision Center today and see about getting them adjusted or replaced. Yesterday I asked about when we would need to change them out due to her growth and they said they should be good for about 6 months but it's hard to imagine that being the case with a fast growing toddler! We'll see. So what do you think?

New Glasses

I'm trying to get used to her new look. I do think she looks pretty cute! :o) The glasses are pink and have a little bitty Tigger on each side of the frames. The case has Winnie the Pooh and Tigger on it which she recognized. When we got the glasses yesteday we all made a big fuss about how pretty she looked and and I even told her how at night the glasses would go "night night" in their sleeping case. This morning we "woke up" the glasses so she could wear them. hehehe. I think it's going to help alot to have rituals associated with the glasses.

I was reading some mom blogs last night after the American Idol Gives Back show (btw if you haven't already, donate, donate, donate!) and ran across a post about InfantSEE. I wish I had heard of this earlier. Not only does this website have excellent information about a baby's developing eyes but you can search for an eye doctor in your area that will evaluate your baby's vision for FREE! Yup you read correct, anyone who has a baby under 12 months of age can have them checked for free. NO insurance needed. Like most parents I didn't think much about getting my kids vision checked when they were babies at an eye doctor. I thought that the pediatrician was sufficient. I believe now that had I been more aware Sugar might have had her vision problem caught earlier. I didn't notice anything wrong with her eyes until her second year and even then I didn't trust what I was seeing. I thought it was a "trick of the eye"(no pun intended) until it started becoming more obvious and others noticed it too.
Amazingly when I did a search for participating InfantSEE Optometrists I found 13 doctors within 20 miles of us!
This program came about in 2005 after president Jimmy Carter spoke to a group of Optometrists about his two grandsons who have vision problems that could have been treated if their eyes had been checked as infants. They had the insurance and money to take the boys for eye care, but they lacked the awareness. So members of the American Optometric Association and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson joined forces to create InfantSEE.
Do yourself a favor and have your babies eyes checked, if only for your peace of mind.

Another website I stumbled upon this morning is Babies With Glasses. It's a site for parents, grandparents, other family members and friends of babies and young children with glasses, needing glasses, or with other visual challenges to share experiences and tips. There's an online community for everything isn't there! :o) It's nice to know I have support out there if I need it. Maybe I'll enter Sugar for Baby with Glasses of the Month! ;o)


Fun in the Sun

Where did Spring go?? As usual we had about a week of Spring and we're already on to hot humid Summer days. Gotta love Texas weather! :oP

We got the twins a pink plastic pool this weekend and they had their very own little "swim party" in the backyard. They love their evening bath so this was about a 1000 times better! LOL!

Fun in the Sun