Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So I haven't started on the mobile yet. I got a little distracted with a crochet hook. One of my dear friends from childhood sent me a couple of knitted cotton bibs for my new babe. They are fantastic and so cute that I knew I must have more for my little spit-up king (Thank you Kara for the inspiration). My sister learned to crochet a few months ago and I asked her to pass on the knowledge. With her help and some YouTube videos I've completed my first project! I restarted it a couple times but the third time was a charm and it came together quite nicely. I just used a single crochet stitch for the entire thing and made up my own pattern and design. I love the pop of color that the oversized button gives. This is bib #1 of hopefully a set of 3. I'm pretty confident that bib 2 and 3 will go more quickly than the first. I'm really happy with how it turned out and little Henry looks pretty happy too :).
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I was looking through my bookmarked tutorials that I've collected over the last year or so and was reminded of this beautiful mobile. The bird is a free pattern download from here. I think originally I marked it for a project to put in my daughter's room. But who's to say grown-ups can't have a mobile in their room? The yellow fabrics in my new fat quarters match our room's decor and would look beautiful against our newly painted warm grey walls. I've been wanting to really decorate our bedroom for the longest time, but it's just never in the budget. So I've been taking small steps to make it a place I like to be. I made our duvet cover over a year ago, which has provided the anchor for our color scheme. We finally re-painted the walls in November. A handmade element using things that I already have is a perfect addition. It's sure to add some whimsy and sophistication to a corner of our bedroom. So lovely, I may get started on it today! I'd also love to do something like this above our bed.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This Christmas my husband and I filled each other's stockings as our gifts to each other. Our budget was tight, not that anyone out there can relate, and empty stockings look so forlorn on Christmas morning. My husband is a wonderful gift giver and snuck out to my favorite fabric boutique and bought me several beautiful sheets of wool felt and three equally beautiful fat quarter sets. My man has good taste does he not? I love the fabric! The color ways are beautiful and all go really great together. I love it so much I think I might just need to make something for myself, just have to figure out what that perfect something is :).
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I was getting pretty sick of my default Blogger backdrop. My husband wants to set me up with my own custom template and site. Which would also involve consistent posts and content and work on a future shop on my end. Well he's a busy man being the owner of his own business and I'm a busy girl being a mother of three littles, one quite little. So this fast and free change will have to do for now. Here's to a new look for a new year :).
My husband's grandparents stayed with us for a week during the Holidays. Granny was the honorary baby feeder and holder. With all the hands on help I was able to do a little sewing. I've been wanting to make name banners for the boy's room for a while now and I finally got the chance. I'm really happy with how they turned out and they look great in their room. Jackson likes naming all the letters in his name before he takes his nap. Who knew they would be cute and educational?
*Henry is two months old now, doing great, and as you can see handsome as ever.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I realize this post is late, my daughter's birthday was three days prior to Christmas and 2010 is already in full swing, but our newest member of the family has just hit two months and I'm just now feeling like I'm getting the into the swing of things. That being said I continue with my post...
My daughter is a tad horse crazed. She is constantly pretending that she is a wild stallion and gallops more than she walks. So for her birthday I created the perfect accessory for my little stallion—a horse tail. Now she can gallop through the house with a proper tail, she's got all the sound effects down :). She loves it and it turned out quite well despite the fact I completely made it up as I went. I used fleece for the waist band. It connects with a velcro strip and has some elastic in the back for a snug fit. The tail I cut from faux fur in a curved pony tail shape. The tail lops from side to side a bit but other than that stays in place during many laps of running and jumping around. I can't believe that my beautiful girl is four! I'm so proud of how much she's grown-up in the last couple of months. She's a wonderful big sister and is never short on spunk. She adds adventure and joy to my life and inspires me to be creative. I can't wait to experience what each new year holds for her. Happy Birthday to my Olivia! Happy galloping!