Saturday, February 23, 2008

dirty laundry

I found this recipe for laundry detergent via this blog (which I love, and now I love the modern cottage blog too). I never even thought of making my own detergent, but I'm am so going to try this tomorrow! I think it will work perfectly on the cloth diapers we use too. And so cheap to make!

OK, it's nap time, and I have some sewing to do.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

big hit!

I got to catch the eclipse last night. It was pretty cool, but didn't transfer to camera really well. Well, at least not my camera.

Apparently Liam likes the sweater I made for him. I haven't even had a chance to block it yet, and he's been wearing it for two days. At least I finished it before winter ended! The good thing is that it's made out of cotton (Debbie Bliss Cotton DK to be exact) so he can wear it well into spring without getting too hot. I made Jack a purple one, so now I can be one of those moms that dresses their children the same. hehe

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

new boots

Liam got some new rain boots so he'll be ready to puddle jump as soon as spring gets here. Of course he's been wearing them every moment he can for the past three days. Each time he puts them on, he asks me if he looks spiffy and snazzy. And yes he does.

I was sad that I couldn't find any in Jack's size. There were some cute giraffe ones that I know he would love. Luckily a friend of mine bought Matilda a pair that happen to fit Jack. Since it will be a while until Matilda can use them, I figured she wouldn't mind sharing with her big brother.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

getting somewhere

So I'm finally getting somewhere on the babette blanket!! I've finished crocheting all the squares and am now starting to stitch them together. Of course I still have a lot of other projects going on, so it will probably take me while to actually finish the blanket.

I also made a shop update after all this time. I finally came up with an apron pattern that I love. I've also made a kid's version, but the ones I've made so far have gone out as gifts--much to the happiness of some little girls. I'll make some soon for the shop.

I've started on the bedding for Matilda's room. She'll be here in 5 weeks, so let's hope I can finish it by then!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

matilda's room

So I'm due March 25th for my first girl!! I am so excited, but I have only just gotten around to decorating the room. So far I really like the wall color. I went with purple because I thought it was way more fun than the regular girly pink. I also decided to paint all the trim white.

I ordered a great crib that just reminds me of classic Americana. But my favorite, favorite part of the room is going to be the bedding! I just ordered all of the fabric yesterday from above all fabric. My hubby was a great sport and helped me pick it all out. Of course it was Amy Butler fabric since I am in love with everything she does. We picked some from the Lotus line. I can't wait to get going on some sewing!