May 25, 2010

6 months!

My sweet boy turned 6 months this weekend! 6 months of having this beautiful little life be a part of mine. Of course there have been many tough moments, but they are nothing compared to the joy he brings me everyday. He is laughing and smiling lots, drooling like crazy, trying to put everything he gets his hands on into his mouth, and loves to bounce up and down in our laps. I started him on solids this weekend too and he seems to be enjoying it so far. Here he is trying out his highchair!

6 months!

May 17, 2010


Now that Oscar is going down at bedtime easily and staying asleep, I have a little time for myself in the evenings. The other night I went to Ikea to get the Antilop highchair since Oscar will be starting solids soon, and of course got a couple other things that caught my eye as well: this super cute house print fabric, and a wool throw with a lovely graphic pattern. I haven't figured out what to do with the fabric yet - any ideas?

May 4, 2010

happy birthday colette!

This weekend we celebrated my niece's 1st birthday! It's nice to have an opportunity to do a little crafting and make something girly. I made a couple of felt hair clips (I referenced this tutorial) and a hop skip jump doll. It's a great pattern -- just hemming those little pants with the sewing machine was a bit of a challenge!

felt barrettes


The top the doll is wearing is made with a Liberty of London cotton that I bought when I was in Paris last year. I only bought something like half a meter because it was quite pricey. While in France I had also bought Colette a top made with the same material, so of course I thought it'd be cute for her to match her doll!

Look at the cutie giving her new doll a little kiss! I'm so glad I have a niece to spoil.