Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pretty Blue Eyes

Oona is four months old today! The little devil is growing way too fast! (But at least this snow suit is still quite big on her!)

I helped out the Easter Bunny a little and made her this little lion crinkler for her Easter basket. It has some cellophane inside it that I recycled from a gift so it makes a great crinkle noise.

Also, her wonderful Papa wrote this beautiful song for her:


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring Equinox

Happy Spring everyone! We celebrated today by taking a walk. I got a lot of my seeds started on St Patty's Day, but I might start a few more tonight in further celebration. Unfortunately, we have a ways to go in the north country before we can stop burning the pellet stove, but images of green grass and a lush garden are dancing in my head.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Getting Ready for the Easter Bunny

I completed this fabric Easter basket for Miss Oona the other day. It's definitely a bit bigger than I intended. I'm afraid it might be a challenge for the Easter bunny to fill it, but we'll see. Each corner is held together with ribbons that can be undone and it then lays flat for storage and washing. It forms an octagon when it lies flat. Here's a similar pattern I found on the web...fabric box ... but mine has ribbons that were added before the octagon was sewn together, where as this one is sewn together after the fact (my box measures 10" at the base and 4 inches high). It would also work a rectangle.

I'm still trying to think of what Easter traditions we might have. Anyone have any unique Easter celebration ideas? There will of course be egg dying and the great hunt. I've been thinking about making some of my own chocolates... probably not this year because Oona won't be able to enjoy it, and mama doesn't need to gain anymore weight as I still have plenty of extra pounds post-pregnancy. But here were a few awesome sounding recipes that I'm torturing myself with...

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

and Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs!

And for good measure, here's a picture of our little bunny with her little bunny, "Dutch". She's sporting a totally thrifted outfit... some too cute overalls with a little floral blouse... Farmer Oona is ready for the Spring and so is her mama!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


It's very clear that this baby has a grip on everything I do these days. But every now and then when no one is looking I squeeze in a craft that's not baby related at all. I guess it's for the sake of my brain. Here is a lavender and flax seed snake neck warmer I finished recently. It's in the shop! There's also a couple more eye pillows if you hadn't noticed. For those of you who like seeing the baby crafts, there's plenty more of that to come!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Little Mexican Dress

I just finished this little dress for the babe yesterday. It should have only taken a couple hours, but somehow it took a week.... The best part about this project, besides that it's going to be adorable on her, is that it forced me to figure out how to use the one-step button hole maker on my sewing machine. "One-step" should mean super easy, but it doesn't! It took a lot of adjusting different settings to get it to work right. I must have done about a hundred practice button holes before doing the real thing. It's suppose to fit from 6-18 months, but I think it will fit her now, at 3 months. Oona does not play by the rules when it comes to baby sizes. I think it might be her Easter dress if it still fits then if it's warm enough to wear it.

The pattern is by "Folkwear" and it came in a set of traditional ethnic clothes patterns from around the world. The fabric is by Amy Butler. I love the aqua blue and pink together. Ok, got lots more to sew before she grows out of it!