I have a costume all set for the little lady to wear, but so far she has refused all attempts to put it on her. I am hoping for at least one photo moment before the day is over. More soon (if I'm lucky).
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
We spent yesterday afternoon roaming the cars at the New York City Transit Museum, an absolutely perfect spot for two rambunctious toddlers. The kids had a blast running through the cars, climbing on the seats and harassing the resident cat.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We all of a sudden have an explosion of baby blankets here in the house. Most are from my pile of half finished projects and I am so happy to finally have them done! Who cares that they are all fairly impractical, and will probably be most useful making a colorful stack in R's closet.
You've seen the granny square before and an almost-done postage stamp quilt, but here they are all together, all finished. The only new project of the bunch is the large grey comforter and that we will use. As the temperatures drop here I knew I needed to get something warm in R's crib. I used a beautiful double gauze Nani Iro print that I bought a while ago and a pink linen with wool batting. It's my first time making anything like this and though I am really happy with it at the moment, I am anxious to see how it looks after its first washing. So far R is not quite sure what to do with it and I mostly find it crumpled in a little ball in the morning and her sleeping right on top. Hopefully it's still doing some of its job.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
this dying project from a few months ago? Well, the finished project is finally out in print! All that dying and swatching was for this Thanksgiving Banner for the November issue of Parents Magazine. It's made using a super simple & kid friendly version of batik that uses Elmer's Glue instead of wax. Fun, right?
Monday, October 15, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
the pile. Now, granted, that little quilt still doesn't have it's bias edging, but this one didn't require that I pull out the sewing machine, so it took precedence. It's basically just an oversized granny square. It was my first real crochet project and both R and I are really happy with it. She likes sticking her toes through the holes and hiding underneath it. I mostly just like that it's finished.