Friday, April 27, 2007

{polka dots, stripes and florals}

Fabric is a huge source of inspiration for me. Partly because it satifies my constant craving for color. Partly because it means I get to be in the company of polka dots, gingham, ric rac, stripes and florals, all things I am crazy about.

I got to thinking how those very things relate could relate to Home Decor? Could I possibly use my favortie sewing notions to inspire the details and accents in my home? Well, here is a little of what I found. And I am really and truly inspired.

This collage of pretty things is from the English/Vintage/Cottage queen, Cath Kidston :

Monday, April 23, 2007

productivity and a favorite pair of jammies...

Now that Babykins is tucked all nice and snug into bed for the night, in the cutets pair of jammies you have ever seen, I am ready to create.

I'm feeling ambitious tonight, planning to stay up late to cut and paste. So that soon I will have new items to add to my Esty shop. I've got all manner of pretty paperie scraps and goodies out on the kitchen table, just waiting to be turned into some small work of art.
I am working on Mothers Day Cards right now,
and feeling quite productive indeed.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

14 Months Today

...and she's officially walking.

My Dad sent me an email this afternoon that read:
" There she goes. Life will never be the same. But that's ok.
Love, Pops

Some of Her Favorite Things
Right Now:

Playing peek-a-boo. Which consists of her yelling out "boooh" when she hides her face only to very quickly peek back at us with a huge grin, often accompanied by squeals. She is so very proud of herself for being so tricky! And we of course laugh and laugh because we can't help ourselves.

The other big thing that she's into right now is the bellybutton game. You should really play it sometime! The object is to lift your shirt ( or even your "team-mates" shirt if you'd rather) or look down your( or your "team-mates") shirt. Once you've finally spotted the sought after b.b. (which we have shortened it to "bee-boo") , burst out into a giggle of glee and then proceed to tickle yourself or your "team-mate" with gusto.
You repeat this pattern over and over until you get distracted by something like, the cat for instance.

Words She is saying:

Hi there! (hii-der)
happy ( my favorite word that she says)
boo (booh)
thank you ( we tell her,
" say please' so she says " tane-choo")
side (outside)
pretty ( my other favorite word that she says...
usually either in response to someone's earrings or a flower
we've stopped to smell)
one ( if you ask her " how old is baby")
that (dat) as she says it as a question and points at everything,
wanting to know what "that" is...

So aside from the occasional poop in the bath-tub,
refusal to nap or eat her peas,
emptying of the contents of
every bottom drawer in our house,
and throwing the kind of fit that is accompanied
by throwing oneself down on the floor,
much wailing and kicking of the feet...
being her mommy is pure bliss.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Snapshots from our little spring photo shoot...

On this Easter Sunday....

" Blue skies with white clouds on summer days.
A myriad of stars on clear moonlit nights.
Tulips and roses and violets and dandelions and daisies.
Bluebirds and laughter and sunshine and Easter.
See how He loves us! "

Alice Chapin