Evidence the other one did not get sold to the gypsies

Are there any gypsies reading this blog?  If so, I hope you’re not offended by my gypsy stereotypes.  You guys have probably gotten out of the baby trade by now anyway, having found more lucrative work elsewhere and are getting tired of hearing it. Or maybe not. Well just in case there’s ANY doubt, I’M KIDDING.  Don’t want to end up on the Child Protective Services watch list for making jokes about selling my baby on National Blogcast.  We’d like to keep her around. [But Clementine: if you’re reading this in twenty years, it’s time to get your own place darling.] And if you have no idea why I’m even talking about gypsies, I made a reference in this post.

I personally love pictures of my babies when they look unhappy.  I have so many pictures of them smiling and laughing that it’s rather refreshing to see the full range of expressions.  These are the pictures that will help me remember ALL of the dimensions to Clementine, not just the giggles and smiles.  Even though she’s not wearing any Rae-made creations here, she is sporting an adorable homemade sweater (from Aunt Elli) and her Baby Legs (from my friend Steph), both of which get lots of compliments every time we go out.

And just for old time’s sake, a picture of me and Elliot wearing that very same sweater a couple years ago on Elliott Ave in Seattle (taken by my seester Elli).  So cute!  I need to go dig up that hat for Clementine.

That’s all for now…I’ll answer your Spring Top Week questions soon.  Keep Sewing!

34 thoughts on “Evidence the other one did not get sold to the gypsies

  1. That made me laugh out loud because I say that ALL O FTHE TIME! But mine is usually in the form of a threat!

    I am going to sell you to the Gypsies!!


  2. Awwww, that little Clementine. Do you mind if I really, really want to give her a little hug right now and a big kiss on those cute cheeks? Love those legwarmers, by the way. Or are those socks?

  3. She is adorable! I LOVE the named Clementine. It's been on my "list" ever since I saw "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"

  4. As a child protection worker (seriously), I must set your mind at ease by letter you know that you don't have much to worry about. Unless the sale actually went through, of course…

    (My parents used to threaten to sell me to the Indians — can you believe it?!)

    I also love the name Clementine. I strongly encourage you to read the "Clementine" books. The first time I tried to read one to my daughter, she made me stop because I was laughing so hard that she couldn't follow the story!

  5. I say Gypsies too, from the Shel Silverstein poem. I ask my son (who inherited my Silverstein collection) How much he thinks he's worth with the 'mom eyes' lol He thinks its hilarious, even after 11 years! The downside (and hilarious) moment happened when he was three, we walked into a store and he pointed at an old couple and shouted "MOM! RUN! ITS GYPSIES!"

    The gypsies are coming, the old people say,
    To buy little children and take them away
    Fifty cents for fat ones
    Twenty cents for lean ones
    Fifteen cents for dirty ones
    Thirty cents for clean ones
    A nickel each for mean ones

    The gypsies are coming, and maybe tonight
    To buy little children and lock them up tight.
    Eighty cents for husky ones
    Quarter for the weak ones
    Penny each for noisy ones
    A dollar for the meek ones

    Forty cents for happy ones
    Eleven cents for sad ones
    And, kiddies, when they come to buy,
    It wonโ€™t do any good to cry,
    Butโ€”just between yourself and Iโ€”
    They NEVER buy the bad ones!

  6. Ahhh – so sweet. And the sweater is too, too cute – can she make a set of three for my 7, 5, and 2 year olds?

    Nice to see her before she grew up ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. In the last 7 years, I have threatened to sell one, both, or all my kids to the gypsies. Sometimes I even pretend that I have their number programmed into my phone. I laughed out loud when I saw this post!

  8. What? The gypsies aren't taking babies anymore? Maybe children under 10? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    She is too sweet … I love her expression!

  9. Ha ha… I love the look she's giving you, like she's thinking 'who are you calling 'the other one'' lol

    Love the baby legs.. you have two little cuties ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oh, and I wanted to say, your baby looks like she's saying "unbutton my top button! Please!"

  11. I always say I'm going to sell them to the Midianites! (Think Bible story – Joseph & his many coloured coat.) That's what my parents said when I was a kid, too. :o)

    What a sweetheart!

  12. I just adore that quizzical expression on her face!!! Sorta like, "why me?"… Or, "What in the world do you think you're doing?".

  13. There were many threats o being sold to gypsies when I was young. I am acquainted well with these child-purchasing gypsies of which you speak.

    Also, was very surprised to learn that was the boy child in the second picture. They look so much alike! I love it!

  14. Holy crap your baby is CUTE! Ahhhh! Now that makes me almost want another one. (Notice I typed ALMOST…)

  15. I love taking photos of Vin when he is crying, or puzzled. My mother in law hates it and always calls me and says it makes her cry to see him so upset, but seriously, I think it's just showing you love them no matter what!

    I really love the cute little cardigan too!

  16. oh my gosh are they boy/girl twins or what? Such a fun post. I agree…all facials are great. Definitely captures "them". I seriously want to hold Clementine. Man. So cute!

  17. She is adorable:) Love the Aunty knit – it is cute and love that it has been worn by both your little ones.

  18. oh, that darling picture just makes me smile – we had that same baby mat and my boy wears those same baby legs! sweet babe!

  19. OMG that is what my Mom used to say to us as kids, "Behave or I am selling you to the gypsys!" Thanks for the smile!

  20. p.s.
    (was just popping to your site again :))….you are gorgeous in that picture. Real sweet of you and Elliott.

  21. When friends would call for my step-brothers, especially the middle one, my mom would always say he'd been kidnapped by gypsies. I never heard anyone else say it until I was an adult & seems like I've been hearing it a lot lately… ๐Ÿ˜›

  22. Clementine, i wonder how it sounds in english, in french it sounds so sweet, she s adorable!
    i am one of your french reader, i did the "submarine" for a long time but i wanted to thank you for the nice craft ideas you are sharing with us!
    sorry for the english mistakes if there are, it s late here:)

  23. so cute! We have that same playmat–my little one was constantly frustrated with the bell toy. i too love sad face pics. I have one of Ulysses the first time I tried to do baby yoga with him. it looks like he thinks I'm trying to sell him to the gypsies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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