Bikes & Boys

I was at the Hob Lob yesterday, making my usual yarn rounds
And happened upon some great super soft fleece bicycle fabric
Along with a matching chevron
(Husband is a bicycle enthusiast)
So I decided that littlest dude needed a new baby blanket.
Then eldest dude insisted upon needing pajama pants.
This is what came of it!
Next time I will be using a pants pattern, however!
(And perhaps next time I won’t have to stand with a sleeping baby
in the Ergo-baby-carrier whilst using the sewing machine!)

bicyclefleece2

birdhat

And since my sewing machine was already out,
I upcycled a weird halloween raven shirt I had thrifted for a different project I never did
And made that into a fun little beanie.

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So needless to say,
My house has fallen apart in the meantime!
But this was fun, so it all evens out.

-peace and love-

Handmade Baby Changing System!

I had a few baby showers to attend last month
And so I decided to make something super useful for the lovely mamas-to-be!

They fit nicely in a diaper bag or even most regular sized purses.
What luck!

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changingpad1

 

changingpad2

 

This next one was for my friend with a Peter Rabbit theme.
I couldn’t resist using my felt scraps to match it right in with her nursery!

peterrabbit

peterrabbit2 (Sorry about your face, Peter…)

 

-peace and love-

Fall! Earrings! Hunger Games!

I find the fall to be a really inspiring time of year.
Maybe because of the smell in the air
Or the way everything changes and there’s nothing you can do about it.
I haven’t used my drawing tablet the last few weeks,
I’m more focused on crafting right now,
Especially with Handmade City coming up soon.
Plus it’s just been a really crazy/busy/sad   month/week.
Also I started reading the Hunger Games,
And it’s one of those trilogies that demands you continue
Since they leave you on a cliffhanger at the end of each book.
Except hopefully not the last one, which I borrowed from a friend today
And will probably read it all night long instead of sleeping.

Should I see the movie after I finish the Trilogy?
I can’t decide.
Sometimes movies just ruin your imagination.

Here are some earrings I made though, that I really like.
They’re in my Etsy shop.


Babychild and Me, today. I lub him.

The boy, mowing the walkway.

-peace and love-

Humid.

Humid weather
Makes baby’s hair curly.
I took a few pictures of him
Because he was tired and looked cute.

After a brief stint at the Farmers Market
Li’l Dub started rubbing his eyes in the car,
Which must have gotten sunscreen into them,
Because then he started wailing.
So we stopped for coffee, water, and a fritter,
Played with the magna-doodle,
And soon all was well again.
Can I just say that I am so stoked that our community is able to support the local farmers with such gusto?
It was HOPPING today, and I wasn’t even there super early.
I am very happy about this.
And also slightly confused as to why we don’t have a Trader Joe’s yet.
I digress.
Farmers market = thriving.
This is a good thing.
So we got home and I added the dill and peppermint that I’d just purchased to my herb garden
And thinned out my spinach
While W scooped dirt out of it and dumped it onto the tomato plants.
I’ll have to take some updated pictures of el jardin soon.
It’s looking pretty adorable.

 

-peace and love-

Saling, saling…

I don’t usually stop at yard sales.
I’m one of those annoying people who typically creeps by slowly,
Glances pretentiously around the yard,
And upon seeing nothing worthy, drives off.

Ok I’m not actually a snobby jerk, but you know what I’m saying.
The yard full of primary coloured plastic toys and worn out sporting equipment just doesn’t appeal to me.

Well.

Today I hit the jackpot.

A big box of cloth diapers AND

a couple pairs of babyGap skinny jeans!
I could have blown all the cash I had there on cute baby girl clothes for my pretend niece,
But I held myself back.
Since my bestbest is expecting a baby boy now too,
This multitude of diapers is hopefully really going to be useful. 

(HEY MREEMOW! BOX O FUN, COMING YOUR WAY!)

DI-DEEEESSS! YEEEEAHHHHHH

 

Also in other news,
This delicious-looking salad was created from stuff in my  yard.
Remember that little garden I talked about planting?
Well!
Some of the veggies are finally mature enough to eat!
Yum yum

 

Also,
My little buddy is a total  goofball.

-peace and love-