Tuesday, December 9, 2008

bamboo ooga dress::Mia's woollens

My 100% wool came several days ago and I finally got around to felting it. I have found that when I have a really nice fabric I take forever to actually sew it because I want my project to come out just right. So I have made an effort to just jump in and cut, sew, serge and create. So I dove in and made the world quickest all wool undershirt for pippa. I just serged up the edges and they lie nice and flat, no bulk, AND it was quick! My favorite way.
Also my ooga came and I made pippa a dress only to realize just how impractical a dress is for a tummy creeping baby! I found a great DIY for a "taggie" blanket, immediatly I thought of pip. She loves to gnaw on the tags on blankets, pillows and even daddy's sweater. So I sewed one up for her using blue and white ribbons with the blue ooga. Its a great way to show off the lovely soft bamboo. Mia loves it quite a bit. She is always nuking it. {nuk: to chew, drool on, or otherwise examine an object with your mouth.}
Here is my to-do list of crafts for the next week or so...

  • footed pj's for Mia from wool
  • baby bag for Theo from wool
  • shirts and longies from wool
  • sew red wool bag w/ stamped applique for Dagny {x-mas}
  • pin cushion for mum {x-mas}
Oh dear there is a lot to do. I have so many ideas and not nearly enough time. There is more too...but for some I need patterns that I don't even own yet. Like sewing Kris long underwoolies. ::sigh::

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Welcome to the world baby Theo!!

December 2nd baby Theodore was born at 2:45pm weighing 6 pounds and 5 ounces!!
Dagny is head over heels in love and little T is nursing well....the family could not be happier. Mia is fascinated by her cousin and "talks" to him often.
Mia is crawling along nicely and cut her fourth tooth on friday night. She has such a sense of humor! It just gets more and more fun for Kris and I to be her parents. We are so lucky. Mia is just the most amazing thing that has ever happened to us.
Watching my sister becoming a mom is so wonderful. Dagny has such intuition her mothering seems so effortless...this week has been so great!
We are all so blessed!