Archive for September, 2010
I know, that”s a lot of pictures! But I wanted you to see the whole thing. I spent countless hours working on this special book for Ulysses, and perhaps other little ones waiting in the wings. I had one of these books growing up that I adored. I have strong memories of sitting on my grandma”s lap and going through the pages with her–her teaching me how to braid and tie shoes. I”m planning on waiting to give this to Uly on his second birthday; it requires some motor skills he hasn”t quite developed yet!
My book is based off of the book I have, in addition to inspiration from these lovely bloggers:
Moda Bake Shop
Posie Gets Cozy
September 29th, 2010
Alas, Uly”s collection of mama-made t-shirts. I”ve had so much fun making these. They are starting to get a little snug and the weather””s changing, so I”m sure some long-sleeve versions are in his future. He needs new pants, too, which are simple and fun to make, and all the more rewarding because no pants fit him! He”s wearing a size 2T or 3T in the waist, but then they drag so long I would have to hem them, which takes nearly as long as sewing a pair tailored just for him.
I did a little sewing this weekend–worked on a quilt for a new baby girl. I”ve been starting to think about Halloween decorations, a visit to the pumpkin patch, and other Fall-type things. I hate the end of summer (wait, what summer. I don””t think I had one in Seattle this year!), but I do enjoy Fall and all the celebrations.
And I leave you with a link–isn”t this fun? I particularly like this artist.
September 20th, 2010
Ulysses never showed any interest in stuffed animals, or anything other than blocks until about a week ago. My mom had given him this hideous howler monkey (and yes, it had a button you could press to hear a horrifying screeching sound) with a rasta hat and dreads. Seriously guys, it was hideous. But Uly took to it and started carrying it around everywhere. Once it came with us to the doctor””s office, I started to worry that we would soon be carrying around this hideous monkey for the next few years. So, I panicked, and whipped out this monkey with fabric I had on hand (a gorgeous mohair my boss gave me that she brought back from Italy, and a tan wool sweater I cut up some time ago) to look as similar as it could to the Jamaica monkey, sans costume and noisemaker. I nervously put the Jamaica monkey away after he went to sleep a few nights ago and left this one in its place and he hasn””t seemed to notice the difference. Success!!
Oh, and that”s another recycled t-shirt I made that he”s wearing.
September 9th, 2010