Monday, November 22, 2010

A little breather...

This past week was crazy busy for me. Yesterday was the first ever Nashville Handmade Craft Fair! Being the constant procrastinator that I am, I waited until the week before the show to make most of the pieces I had for sale. When will I learn to start things in advance?! Haha!

Anyways, now that the show is over, I definitely feel a bit relieved to not be on a time crunch!! All of the things I need to get done before Thanksgiving seem like a breeze after last week. Russ' parents, Bubbe and Bops, will be coming into town Wednesday for the holiday...hooray! Needless to say, I should probably be cleaning and not blogging, but I wanted to let you all know that I've added lots of new goodies to the ole etsy....

I've also put up more booties! So if you're looking for a great baby gift...check em out

Have an amazing Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Matchy match

I know it's real dorky, but I love it when Addison and my hubby Russell match! And by match, I mean, wearing the same shirt, not just coordinating outfits ;) So Russ has this lumberjack, red and black checked jacket he wears a lot, and I've just been thinking how stinking cute would it be if Addison had one to match! I've been looking around, and everything I've found is just to pricey for this momma.

I had lost hope, until after flipping through one of my craft books, Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner (One of my absolute favorite fabric designers), I came across this adorable pattern for a jacket!

*The little jacket in the bottom left corner*
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The pattern calls for 2 midweight fabrics to make more of a Spring coat, but I figured with the right fabrics and a little fudging, I could probably make the pattern work for what I wanted to create.

The white snuggly fabric is really not the easiest thing to work with. The raw edges shed like crazy! There were little white fluffs in just about every nook and cranny. I'm sure the real sewers out there would be appalled at my DIY techniques, but overall the goal was accomplished, so I can't complain. Fall is here (even though it doesn't feel like it today) and I just cannot wait to see Daddy and Baby Boy as lumberjack buddies (pictures of the pair will be coming soon...i promise! haha)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A little shameless self promotion...

So, I have a little shameless self promotion to do...he. For awhile now I've wanted to make an over-sized doily into a kitchen/bath mat. I finally gathered the materials and made one for myself just a couple weeks ago. I got such an overwhelming response from people who really seemed to enjoy them, so I decided to start making them for sale in my etsy :) So if you're looking for a great Christmas/Birthday gift, head on over to my etsy and take a look! I can make these in a variety of different colors, and I hope to have a few more mats in different styles up soon!

Thanks for taking a look :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How can it be November already?!

I don't know if it's getting old or Motherhood, but these months just seem to be flying by in the blink of an eye.

I'm a little late in posting this, but Addison turned 7 months old last week!

I feel like there are new fun things happening almost every day for this little guy. He's completely sitting up on his own, and is trying his hardest to get crawling (poor thing). He can get up on his arms, and then on his knees, but hasn't quite mastered both together...he. He is so content and happy most of the time, which has been the most incredible blessing. I don't think he knows exactly what he's saying, but he's mastered "Ma ma", "Da da", "Ba ba", and then makes razzing noises. It is the cutest thing hearing him babble on and on...I wonder what's going on in that sweet little head of his.

Oh yes, and he's eating food!!! As I mentioned in a previous post, I was getting a little worried and frustrated that he just wasn't really into food. That all changed once we introduced sweet potatoes. That is by far his favorite thing to eat. He's also eating apples, bananas, and occasionally butternut squash, green beans, and peas. I cannot tell you what a relief it is to me that he's at least eating something! Thanks for all of your encouragement mommas!

I feel like there is so much more to tell you, but now I've got a small window to take a shower and get a couple things done, so I guess I'd better :)

Enjoy your day!