Wednesday, February 29, 2012


i love the pattern of this computer bag! i would love to take a weaving class this year...........

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

new project

ah, the simple garter stitch. hello old friend.

it's been forever since i've picked up the needles. i have a ridiculous amount of wool stashed away from an amazing sale a couple of years back, so i've decided to dip into it and do a little knitting here and there.

i need to weave these ends in but i kind of like how they look dangling down. wish i could keep them like that. not for this project.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

valentine's crafts...

.....for a 6 month old.
using her hand to smash down washi tape.
it was a hit!
happy valentine's day.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

the finished quilt

i finally got around to taking a few photos of this quilt i made for alice. it's made from scraps of fog linen and some dusty pink linen i picked up at dressew.

it's been washed and dried so many times that it's starting to get that crinkly look and feel that i love. the linen is also much softer now, way better for a little one's skin.

it has been a great playmat for alice and to keep her warm on walks in the fall. it will also work nicely when she is old enough to have a blanket to snuggle with in her crib. i love the thought that she may take comfort in something that i made for her.

but for now i'm just happy that she's scooting around on it. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


i love to take leftovers and make a pasta for lunch. this one was using leftover baby kale, leftover shrimp from taco night and some spaghettini.

Friday, February 3, 2012

and to all a good night.....

so......the year has been off to an interesting start round these parts. that's okay. things can only go up right?

we have embarked on the wonderful journey of sleep training as of last night and it wasn't quite as bad as i thought it would be. a few tears (but we can't handle the CIO method), lots of gentle words, back rubs, hand holding, soft kisses and some actual sleep! in the crib! for the baby! can you believe it? unless you are one of those people who are lucky enough to have that fabled, magical baby who loves to sleep in their crib all through the night from week 2, you will know how i feel today.

elated!!!! oh joy of joys!
have a great weekend!