Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mushroom Cap Baby

There's no such thing as too much cuteness, right? I had to share this crochet mushroom cap hat I made for Miss Elsa. It was originally going to be her Halloween costume until Oona decided to be "Little Red Riding Hood", and I just couldn't resist making her "the Big Bad Wolf". (By the way, I forgot to thank my mom for helping to sew on the belly and a little bit of the face of the wolf costume while Elsa was nursing! Thanks Mom!) I still have to give Wolfy a tail and maybe some paws to keep her little hands warm... we actually had snow this morning! I'm also working on a dress for Little Red that will double as a birthday dress. If I don't get it finished in time, she'll just have to wear one of the many cute dresses she already owns, and it will be a birthday exclusive.

This time of year goes so fast! I can't believe it's already Halloween tomorrow! The trees have turned a smokey grey, and November is just around the corner. For the first time in a long time I don't have a costume planned for myself or Jake. Maybe I'll pull something out of my magic hat. Oh, I wish I really had one... that would be a good costume!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Baby and Fairytale Children

Oops! I totally meant to pop in last week with some KCW progress, but truth be told... I didn't finish anything I started... well, except for this cute little wolf suit below to go with Little Red Riding Hood (I added on to a pre-made snow suit). Oh, and I was also busy helping carve pumpkins to stick my baby in... don't worry, we put a towel inside so it wasn't quite so cold and she loved  it. She didn't scream once! It was like her little pumpkin boat. 


Anyways, I did start a few more things for KCW... moon skirts and a birthday dress for Oona... pieces are cut... a little bit of sewing done... now to put the rest together.... It will take some time as my sewing time is limited these days. Elsa screams whenever she hears the sewing machine. But someday, I don't know how, I don't know when, I'll have some kid clothes to shoe you!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

"Little Red Riding Hood, go straight to Grandma's house and don't talk to any strangers!"
 I'm participating in this seasons "Kids Clothes Week Challenge". Follow the button link below to find out more! First up, is Oona's Halloween cloak and some scenes from our walk. We are making sure to get outdoors as much as possible before the weather turns.

The velvet fabric was a bit slippery to sew... I really should have hand basted it first, but any wonkiness is covered up by the slinky drape and the whirling twirling girl that wears it. She has been having far too much fun, transforming our store into the woods and her Mama and Dada into "Grandmother" and "the Big Bad Wolf".

kid's clothes week

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bits of Yarn

 Bits of thread to dangle your dreams... I'm so grateful for yarn these days or I'd feel all my creative energy had gone to waste. Here's wishing you something to keep those dreams dangling from!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pumpkin Artist

" {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. "

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Monday, October 7, 2013

The Amazing Growing Baby

The months are going by faster than I can keep track! Sunday marked five months for my littlest lady! She's still keeping me very busy, but also enchanting me every moment of the day.

Amazing Baby Tricks:
- pulling mommies hair
- making raspberries with her tongue
- chewing on everything
-  making funny fart noises (with her mouth)
- laughing at us when we do dumb things
- waking up a million times before actually going to bed
- grabbing her toes
- putting her feet in her mouth

P.S. Happy Birthday to my good friend Jenna, Uncle Ben, and Zaide (his was yesterday)! So many birthdays this time of year!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Leaf Peepers

 This week Rt 100 has felt like a super highway with constant traffic, and we have an amazing view of the spectacle that so many have come to see right from our front porch. Yes, it's the season of the leaf peepers. They're visiting our beautiful green mountains to see the ancient dance of decay as the trees change from lush greens to extraordinary yellows, golds, sunset orange, blazing red to end the color of the earth and crunch beneath our feet. It never seizes to amaze and dazzle me. And despite myself, I can't help picking up bits of these pretties as we walk along... for I'm sure if you were able to slice in to my heart as I'm still breathing, it would be fantastically rainbow colored, for I love colors so.

I've been spending lots of time on our newly painted front porch admiring these beautiful colors that will be gone all too soon. Nursing a cold with time and patience and hot tea, honey and spoons full of elderberry syrup, at least I can admire this splendid show as my body sleepily passes the days away.

I have been doing a little bit of crochet... a costume for Miss Elsa... that striking red you see below like all the red leaves I want to scoop up and bottle if only I could. I hope if you're lucky enough to live in or visit a place where the leaves change, you're enjoying there last hurrah before they lay bare for the winter. I know no matter how sick, I will be spending this weekend outdoors gazing at this magic for I am most certainly a leaf peeper too!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Quiet Morning

 Just a few quiet imagines to share with you today from yesterday mornings walk. It was a late night last night with the little one. She's got a bad cold and a bit of a fever, and I feel like she was waking up every hour. I guess it's the season now. Sigh.