Thursday, September 30, 2010

sewing for them




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I've slowly been getting back into some sort of routine familiar to earlier this summer. Like going upstairs in the mornings to read with the girls and nest a bit in the studio. I made this little tunic/dress for the girls a few weeks ago and Addy claimed it as hers.

The pattern is from the book, Making Children's Clothes, by Emma Hardy. There are so many adorable patterns in here! Addy's dress is the same as the cover photo and the pattern was very easy to follow. I did, however, use bias tape for the straps instead of making them.

I'll be sewing and making lots now since we are nearly unpacked! Also, we have a birthday next month and Christmas making needs to be started.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome, Jasper!







We welcomed Jasper into our home almost 2 weeks ago! He was adopted from the Helpnig Hands Humane Society and is adjusting quite well. He is a Shar Pei/Chow mix and is just a lover.

I had to, of course, do a little sewing for him to give him a proper welcoming...


Monday, September 13, 2010

because summer's almost over...

I knit myself some handwarmers. And I just learned how to cable knit so I incorporated that on them. The pattern used was just made up as I knit. They fit well and I cannot wait to use them!



I had a bit extra so I knit up a headband. I had seen similar ones on ravelry but just winged it. I cast on 80 and ribbed 2x2 until I ran out of yarn... about 12 rows. (I used size 7 needles.)


Now, I've got some pattern browsing to do for a baby's first birthday next month...

Friday, September 10, 2010

This moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
- Amanda Soule

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We followed the drum








We attended our first pow wow Sunday and it was fantastic. The entire atmosphere was relaxing, yet respectful and we were all in awe then entire day. Later that night, we went back to the pow wow and got to dance in the arena with everyone. I had a great time learning alongside my family. Addysen came home with a bamboo flute that we've both been enjoying. I recommend everyone going to a pow wow, you'll learn a lot!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Look what I found:

Since everything is very modern here in this new, BIG city, I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem only a few blocks away. Within walking distance. They have local dairy products, eggs, honey and meats among other yummy things.

We haven't been eating the best since the few weeks before the move to now, so this will definitely help get us back on track. And since every other grocery is at least 15 minutes away, I'm excited. I can't wait to find other little, locally owned stores to become part of our new routine.
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