Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ellie posing; Noelle insisting on sitting with her "baby"; Hello Kitty and Ellie (Noelle insisted that "baby Kitty" sit with "Elwie")

Monday, October 25, 2010

Little Red Sweater

My project for Ellie for the week was this sweater and I love the way it turned out. The pattern by Julie Holetz is a great quick pattern (it took me three hours) that I know I will be using again.

I used Bernat Softee Chunky (acrylic) yarn and vintage buttons.

Ellie is already getting used to her photo being taken, but N is still the ham supreme!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The End of theTunnel

The wretched cold that seems to be attacking everyone is finally on its way out of my body. The children recovered much faster than I did, making being sick much less miserable than it could have been (always look on the bright side).

My goal for the week is to make something for Ellie. Progress pics to come.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cinnamon is in the Air

Like many of my perfectionist friends, when adopting a new craft I tend to get slightly, or if we're being honest, totally obsessed with it until I'm happy with the end results. For me this means sewing. During the last month Celebrate Yellow at made has provided plenty of inspiration although I only had time to whip up a few things.

The shop is getting busier so I don't know how much I'll be able to make for myself and the girls, but I have a feeling that the Comfy Sews vs. Cozy Knits battle at luvinthemommyhood is going to be a fun source of ideas! Shannon's post perfectly sums up the battle in my own brain. Grab your own button and don your mittens because IT'S ON!

Autumn also means our house smells like cinnamon. What's better than coming home on a blustery day to a plateful of cinnamon scented cookies or a nutmeggy pie? Not much I tell you, except maybe a screamingly joyful hug and sloppy bo-bo (kiss) from a spiky-headed, gap-toothed toddler. Sigh. Life is good.

Noelle's Ed Grimley Hair, Ray-Bans, and Celebrate Yellow peasanty blouse

My angel.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Autumn Treasures

Info on the individual iems can be found

Friday, October 1, 2010

Still Raining....

Some pics from sunnier days:

Sweet Ellie.

Yellow floral dress, pattern by made

BRIGHT yellow and orange dress
(ran out of yellow fabric - haha!),
same pattern as above dress with longer sleeves and smocking.