Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
i sewed these little bags for the girls last night. the green one was the first one i made and it is really pretty sloppy. notice how i didn't match up the flower pattern on the panels? oops!!
and this little pink bag matches esme's birthday dress!
i have this stack of fabric pulled out in hopes that it will be turned into beautiful, usable items by the end of next month. i also got my hands on some lovely bamboo velour that is asking to be dyed in pretty colors and sewn into something special.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
more fabric in the sweetest little print ever! i am seriously in love with this! it looks like i have about 1 yard. any suggestions on what it should become?
a twin size sheet that is going to be summer skirts for the girls and i.
a spool of pretty ribbon (29 cents!!)
a lovely pumpkin wool sweater that i plan to felt and cut up and sew a wool diaper cover out of.
and a cute new denim skirt~ it is hard to photograph an article of clothing while wearing it...
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
tomorrow for mother's day the kids and i are going to buy and plant flowers. i have my eye on a pretty little bird feeder at cost plus world market too. and esme' is planning a little backyard picnic and i heard a rumor about cake being served...
this baby carrier is a BabyHawk Onbuhimo. she no longer makes them but you can get Onbus from other manufactuers. or start stalking the for sale or trade forum at The BabyWearer and you might come across a BabyHawk Onbu!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
and just for fun, a photo of newborn harper in our beloved BabyHawk mei tai.
i think the whole tantrum would not have been a big deal to me had we not been in the grocery store. it is hard to deal with such things with people, strangers present. i feel like my parenting skills are center stage for all to see and critique. it feels so raw and exposed. then i wonder what people are thinking. are they smiling to themselves thinking about times that their own child has had a breakdown in the cereal isle? are they feeling bad for her and the thought of her being in trouble, because i have felt this way for crying kids in the store. or maybe some of them are thinking "man, what a brat!" here is my plea to you~ the next time you see that mama in your store give her a smile, a hand if she needs it, something to let her know she is not alone. it may be just the thing she needs to keep her sanity that day...
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
we are out of absolutely everything and friday is our normal grocery shopping day but i decided that we'd better go get a few things so we don't starve. so as soon as niko came home from school and finished her homework i packed everyone up and we went to fred meyer. usually esme' loves freddy's playland so when i asked her if she'd like to go play for awhile and she said yes i thought it would be great for her to have some time to play... away from mama! we went over and signed her in and then she decided that she did not want to go in... then yes she did, then no, then yes... then after she said yes for the final time she wouldn't go in the door that the nice playland lady was holding open for her. so i told the nice lady (who knows us pretty well) that maybe it was just too late in the afternoon for her. the nice lady said yes, she sure didn't seem herself, and we walked away. then the screaming started because of course, she had yet again changed her mind and wanted to go to playland, but i was done with that game and calmly told her no, she would be shopping with us. she proceeded to SCREAM, so we went out by the shopping carts where i tried to talk to her and explain why she would not be going to playland. still screaming. and when i say screaming i mean SCREAMING... you know where everyone in the building stops and looks at you. so when it was very clear that she would not be calming down i decided shopping was out of the question. so now, she refuses to walk out of the store. so i, with harper in a baby carrier on my back, have to pick up my nearly 5 year old SCREAMING child and carry her out and to the car. i was shaking mad, but i drove us home, sent her to her room and spent the next 20 minutes sitting in the bathroom (the only place to be by yourself around here) listening to her cry in her room for her daddy. because he is the good guy... the nice parent... the one who works full time so it breaks his heart to have to disipline her when he is home.
anyway, the kids had soup and pb&j sandwiches for dinner (2nd night in a row) and esme' feels a little better after some hugs and kisses and being held for awhile. but i am SO looking forward to bedtime tonight! and i might have to switch grocery stores for a few weeks until they stop talking about the worst tantrum in history at our regular store.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
simple shawl, knit from partial skeins of wool in my stash.
new shorts for harper!
a felted bag i made for a friend's birthday. the handles are a little crooked so i made a whole new bag. it left the house damp from the washer (it was also felted) without being photographed. the pretty hand painted yarn was also part of her gift,
a sweet little wrap sweater for a sweet new baby.
little mary janes for the same sweet baby!
a felted bird nest and eggs
and a couple big beaked birds to live in the felted nest!
little longies for harper's dolly. notice how the longies also serve as a shirt! they are a tad bit high waisted, i know...
a bracelet bag for esme' knit from leftover soaker yarn.
this was going to be another felted nest but i ran out of yarn. it is a hot pad/ pot holder/ plant cozy thingy...
a boring but very handy dishcloth.
and a zoom swiffer cover! love this!!
so, there it is! mid may i will put my knitting needles away and start fabric stash busting! i have some very fun projects planned. a crafty mamas work is never done...