Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sew Day!

Or Snow day, whatever you want to call it.

auntie and baby mukluks

Yay, we FINALLY had a snow day here. Zero visibility, whiteout conditions and they finally canceled school! And work. And the store. And every other place of business in town. So, basically we were all stuck in our houses, even the loaders gave up until the storm subsided.

house
I do have a garage can you see it!?

Which was around 2 pm today! And it is SO beautiful after a storm. Aside from the five feet of snow we have to SHOVEL to get out, its great. Powder riding, warm temperatures, sunny. Mother Nature's sorry letter for making us live in the north!

I don't know what other people do when its Snow Day, but over here, we SEW.

rea mukluks
Calfskin, Beaver, Mouton and Leather with Fleece lining.

A lot.

So, in keeping with the "Celebrate the Boy" month theme, I'm going to give away the boy mukluks. (I made the purple calfskin ones specifically for my niece...ain't she ADORABLE!?)

I made these with Leather (contrasting brown leathers), blue felt and Beaver Trim with a yellow fleece lining. They will fit a chubby 2 month old to a skinny 6 month old! And they're WARM.

boys before trim
Before the Beaver Trim was sewn on.

If you HAVE a Boy, WANT a Boy, NEED a Boy, KNOW a Boy, or have ever SEEN a Boy...you qualify to enter.

Simply leave a comment on my blog letting me know what the BEST THING ABOUT BOY'S ARE!

Boy mukluks

Here's my BEST thing: Boy's are NOT DRAMATIC. And my boy is just that. Not Dramatic. And I sure do love that!

OK, you have until Saturday the 19th at Midnight ALASKA time to comment to enter. One entry per person, but feel free to comment however many times you want. Oh, and feel free to let people who have babies with cold feet know!

34 comments:

Tanya Horne said...

The best thing about boys are you are shaping the life of a provider, hunter, friend, brother, father, son, grandson. =)

Anonymous said...

I wish i can make mukluks like these for sure..i need to learn and learn quick because having a grandbaby is costing me money..it would be cheaper to just seat down and learn how to put skins together..and to find the time to sit..that would be the hard part

Anonymous said...

The best thing about boys are they are always there for their moms!
Sherry
sherryuas(at)att(dot)net

Rebecca said...

Ok, so I've never commented before, just enjoyed your posts. But I guess there's a first time for everything :) My best thing about my boy is that he's such a sunny, cheerful child, uncomplicated (for the most part) and easy going.

ljtgl24 said...

I have 3 daughters and just had my first granbaby on Feb.9, 20l1-a boy! I'm sure I'll experience many AWESOME things about having a boy, but the first one that popped to my mind when my daughter told me she was having a boy, was the fact I could call him IGNIING!!! The other cool thing about having a boy is that he won't come with all the "GIRL"drama I experienced with my girls. I know I'm going to LOVE boys!!!!!

Byrd Norton said...

Yay, hoping to win these for my grand niece! Byrd Norton

Byrd Norton said...

Adii! Did I say niece? I meant grand nephew:) Sean Noah Norton, named after S Schaeffer and Noah Anugi Naylor. Taikuu! Byrd Norton

trish said...

umm, remember Ben? He's VERY dramatic!! ugggh. Someday (we hope) he'll be able to channel all that Drama and he'll be rich and famous!

But what I do love about boys is how they LOVE their mom!

Anonymous said...

Boys are so much lovable when they are babies.....i love to sing...to them..."oh be careful lil feet where you go"....it would look nice if one of them were wearing the mukluks!

Wynona said...

I am desperately hoping to own one of your very beautiful maklaks that your wonderful aana Katak taught you how to make! Those beautiful maklaks would go to a very beautiful grand neice! I love you M aija......

Wynona said...

I would be humbled to have a pair of your maklaks made by a very beautiful lady Maija Katak Lukin who was taught to sew by her very beautiful aana Katak. These lucky maklaks would go to my grand niece. Quyanaqpak my dear.........

Elsie Adams said...

My son Darryl is one years old now, My son Vincent Jr, is four. And when his younger brother was born (Darryl), When I came home, Jr said mom how come you buy him from Anchorage, from that big store. LOL Elsie Adams

Anonymous said...

I've got a beautiful 1 yr old grand-daughter...man....she would look awesome in those beautiful mukluks....

Ahsoak......

Tuesy said...

The best thing about my boy is that, even though he is busy, sporty and loves fart jokes, at least once a day he needs a cuddle from me.

Reno said...

New reader here. So impressed with your mukluks. The best thing about boys is that they will still sit on your lap when they are 17.

judysquiltsandthings said...

LOL Oookay, how come I got two, count them, two, Drama Kings, and the daughter is so calm and reasonable?

Sally Merculief said...

the best thing about boys is they grow up to be traditional subsistence hunters and they provide for their families and communities!!

gpc said...

Your work is just crazy good, I am amazed all over again. My mother worshiped boys, and told me that she could never really care for me since I was only a girl, so I didn't think much of them as a kid. But then I had a son, and my heart swelled. Most of the little boys I know are spontaneous, full of affection and quick to get over their anger, they seem to choose happiness and not hold grudges; I love their baby kisses and hugs and the joy they take from their loud and grubby little games. I love little girls to pieces, but the best thing about boys is that they are boys!

My package for you is closer to being done! Every time you post some new creation I feel more nervous because you are truly an artist!

jen said...

I only have a girl, but I just found out I'm pregnant, it COULD be a boy! lol Shhh don't tell anyone yet!

The best thing about boys are those smiles they give you and puppy dog eyes, the ones that make you do anything for them. It usually involves making some food. I love that boys love to eat! At least my husband, brother and nephews are all this way.

Neumaisse said...

Well, I'm not entering for the mukluks, as my Moose boy is almost eleven, BUT I had to comment and say, Doggone, that is one cute baby. For reals. I wanna go "NOMNOMNOM" on her cheeks. Heehee.

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

The best thing about boys is the trouble they get into! You never know what to expect day to day!!

Let me know if you ever want to do a pattern exchange- you have some fantastic patterns that I would kill to try!

justgrams said...

The best thing about boys....when they come in from outside...covered with dirt, mud, grease, manure and whatever else they can find to get in to...jump up in your lap, put theirs arms around your neck and give you a kiss....then snuggling down a bit you more...I hear...I love you Grams....

Anonymous said...

The best things about boys are very helpful when they grow up and take over when the man of the house is out. I would love to own a pair of your work-new grandbaby will be born in July

from: Kookie :)

Anonymous said...

I don't have facebook, so I follow you daily on your blog thru adn. I am hooked, you're like crack to me, like how facebook is crack to you =) I look forward everyday to reading your blog and see what wonderful, exciting news you have to report!

I have 2 girls and 1 boy. The best thing about boys are, he says "I love you Mom" everytime he is going to leave the house and everytime we hang up on the phone. This is coming from a 14 yr old!

To win these mukluks from you, would be like getting something from a celebrity! Keep up the good job!

Tanya, Lower Yukon area

merinz said...

The best thing about boys is - no hidden agendas, they are so open - what you see is what you get!

Sabrina said...

The best thing about boys is that someday they will be not only the protective brothers I am raising them to be, they will also be loving, caring, and attentive husbands, and fathers. My oldest (6) is a very caring and thoughtful child that never gives anyone at school any trouble. He is loving, caring, and attentive to his sisters and fiercely protective of all of his little siblings. My new baby boy will be so much like his brother, I'm certain, but for now, the best thing is the midnight cuddles and the 3 AM feedings where it's just the 2 of us, and he stares deeply into my eyes. Priceless moments are fleeting with this little boy, I'm cherishing every single one.

basebell6 said...

the best thing about boys is that they are cuddlers! and they love their dads!

HOA Mgr Lady said...

You rock alaskan sista!
You and your blog are awesome. Thanks for sharing your life with us.
Rooth

Robin said...

boys make the best baby-sitters!

alaska family in medical school said...

My baby boy smells sooooo good, has looooong Snuffaluffagus eyelashes, and looked like a little vampire for a few weeks because his two canines came in before his upper two front teeth. The best thing about boys (when comparing to baby girls) is their innate strength and crazy endless energy. He will not stop moving one minute of the day. Keeps this mama hoppin'!

Bethany said...

Those are really cool! How much snow do you have to get for it to be a snow day? I'd imagine a LOT!

Happy RV said...

My boys are 21 and 19 and both away in college but reading all these beautiful comments about boys made me CRY! Oh how I miss them. The best thing about boys as someone said earlier is that THEY ARE BOYS!!

Love your blog! You write beautifully!

Finnskimo said...

Ok folks, it's 12:03 am Saturday! Congratulations to random win er basebell6 whose baby boy loves to cuddle!

If anyone would like the instructions and pattern mailed to them, email me at finnskimo(at)gmail(dot)com and I'd be happy to send you one.

Keep your boys warm everyone!

Maija

Anonymous said...

I Love your baby mukluk patterns!