Monday, March 30, 2009

I spy

Piper's quilt top, work-in-progress. As I was busy sewing and piecing, the girls created the most wonderful game of "I spy" out of it. Apple loved to be the "asker" (Do you spy any..... BIRDIES?!)... and Piper would squeal with the delight of a 2 year old who you would think invented birds (Birdie, Me! Birdie, ME!)...

Although I don't get much "real" sewing done in the daytime, I am loving our special creating time we have while Rye is at school and Jack sleeps. It also makes a huge difference that Piper is starting to show much more interest in projects, and frankly just sitting still for more than 5 seconds at a time. She loves to do anything Apple and I do, and I love to eat up all of the girl time we get together making.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

new shoes.

Oh, See Kai Run, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways....

One, two, three, four!

They were on sale! So of course, even though he can barely roll over, I felt it my moral obligation as a proper mama to adorn him with not one, but four pairs of shoes. Some common sense did prevail, however, and I at least had the foresight to buy them in staggered sizes, for growth. Or at least that was my rationale for buying the lot.

I love baby shoes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the good, the bad, and the snugly

Hello friends!

Good news and bad news. Actually, I think it's more like bad news, good news, some more good news, and a little more bad.

Bad news on the family front: We are all sick again!!! Did I say again? It feels more like still. Since, like, January I feel I've been wiping noses and soothing coughs, lowering fevers and hugging babies. Ugh. It is really starting to get old. Especially since my kiddos have hardly ever been sick, but I guess it's due to the exposure of kids en masse at Rye's school that is really running us through the gamut. Please also forgive my lack of photos with this post, I had planned some, but they are waaaay over there, on my desktop, and Jack and I are all snugly right here, on the couch, and exhausted. Nuff said.

Now for some good news! Beth from the Sew, Mama, Sew blog has posted a little ditty about my mermaid blouse on the blog this evening, along with a few other really beautiful creations from some really talented ladies. Which leads me to the other good news: it looks like they have completed restocked Heather Ross' Mendocino line, so snatch it up while you can! I have already noticed a few prints are getting harder and harder to find. Which leads me to the bad news: apparently once the Mendocino is gone, it's gone. According to TrueUp, when Heather sold her company, Munki Munki, she signed an agreement stating she wouldn't design fabric for another label for a certain period of time, which you know makes me so sad as I'm a lover of all-things Heather Ross. So if you, like me, were intending to purchase a little (or a lot!) of her latest line, there's no time like the present!

Monday, March 2, 2009

everyone's a winner

Congratulations to the winner of the Ruffler Dress Giveaway, Melissa Sews!

And thank you, truly, to all who entered. I really enjoyed reading all of your comments and blog posts about the dress, and wanted to do something special for all of you as well... so... I'd like to offer all of the contestants who commented on the giveaway a 10% OFF coupon to use in my shop! Just mention the giveaway when you checkout, and I'll refund the difference to your paypal right away.