Sunday, October 31, 2010

From the Workshop

Happy Halloween! I've been a bad blogger again. There's always too much to do in a day! Also, this whole growing a baby thing has got me extra tired! I'm ready to go back to sleep before the day has even begun. Not too much longer though... I'll be at 37 weeks on election day. Recently I took a trip back to CT for a week to visit family and friends and go to my baby shower thrown by the grandma's-to-be. I'll have to post some pictures soon of the shower (when I can figure out how to save them in the correct format) and of some of the wonderful gifts Baby Wildwood received. I'm still scrambling to unpack it all and get the babies room all prettified before the big day.

But for now I just wanted to share with you a few things that I've been making in the studio.




First is this little baby sweater... that I think might have come out a size or two bigger than expected, but I'm still proud of it as it is the first sweater I've ever crocheted, and made of ultra soft alpaca wool. You can find the pattern here . I altered it slightly by adding stripes and the little pom poms. I'm hoping to make a matching hat too if I have the time.



And these are something not for baby, but for a customer... two lavender and flaxseed snake neck warmers. I'm hoping to make more of these for the Etsy shop soon and also do a rather large update as it's been quite a while. I'll keep you all posted on that.



Finally, here are these Korean style baby booties I made recently... I'm not sure if they will actually fit on a babes feet, but if not, they'll make a cute Christmas decoration.

Have a spooky day and a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Babies Rainbow Sherbert Room



Here's a sneak peek at the nursery. I just finished painting the floor this morning and last night Jake and I did the doors and ceiling. It wasn't the original color scheme we were thinking, but I am pleased with how it turned out. The yellow is a little bit more subdued in real life. It was hard to capture it accurately. Now for the fun part! We get to fill it up with all the lovely things a baby could need or want! I'm looking forward to putting lots of fun artwork up on those lively sunshine walls and some more fun surprises you'll just have to wait to behold...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Mei Tai and Baby Soakers



Here's a couple of mama projects I wanted to share with you. Above is a mei tai carrier for snuggling baby close. I hope baby loves it and gets a lot of use out of it because making long straps is one of my least favorite things to do with fabric and this project was no exception! The pattern is by "Sew Liberated" It's a simple and easy to follow pattern, just set aside a good chunk of time as there's more cutting and stitching then it might appear at first glance.



These little woolies are soakers/ diaper covers. I have a bunch more to make in various sizes and colors, but I have a good start. These are from a free crochet pattern I found on the net. (Nise's Crocheted Soaker Pattern) It's the second pattern down on the page. I made the leg cuffs a little shorter than the pattern recommended because I liked how it looked. I also opted to add the drawstring. I'm hoping to design my own pattern for soakers once baby comes along, and I have a model to try things out on.

More from Mama/Baby Land soon! It won't be long now before we get to meet this little traveler from the moon.