Um hi. It has been awhile. Quite frankly I just haven’t much felt like sitting down to write and edit photos.
I decided today though that my list of things I should be posting about was getting much too long and so I decided to throw together this massive post full of updates and photos of things that have happened since before Christmas when I dropped off the blogging map.
Handmade Christmas and a shower gift
I had big ambitions for Handmade Christmas this year. Almost everyone I knew was supposed to get something handmade. And then I lost all motivation. This pregnancy has been so exhausting. I have barely been sick, I mean a little, but nothing like the other two. Instead I sleep all the time. 3-4 hour naps in the afternoon and I go to bed at like 8:30pm most nights. Also, I wasn’t a super awesome planner and tried to cram all my handmade gifts into November and December. Honestly, not usually a problem for me because I am fast like that. But yeah. So tired.
So here is what I did manage to accomplish:
Embroidered Scandinavian slippers for my sister in Korea. You can follow her super cool blog about her adventures over there by clicking here.
I also made a mini pair for Bean, but they were a tad too mini. So now they are sittng in my craft room and I am trying to figure out what to do with them.
Then my friend Sarah is having a baby boy this month so I made him a set of aviator themed onesies, a faux leather vintage pilot hat and a matching bib. I don’t have finished pictures of all the onesies because I accidentally went on a deleting spree on my camera. They are all based on some Pottery Barn bedding that she got as a handmedown from a friend.
Finally, for our family’s favorite little hip-hop head:
I made a series of embroidery meets hip-hop onesies:
And then a couple days ago, once the madness had died down a bit, I made myself this little hot drink sleeve:
The fair isle pattern is from a Debbie Bliss toddler dress that I had been trying to finish for Bean to wear for Christmas, but when the exhaustion set in that just wasn’t going to be possible. One day I was working on it with one of my favorite hot drinks and I figured out that the motif was just the right size for a hot drink sleeve. So I ripped out the dress and made the sleeve. Selfish, I know.
Sprout hit the 11 month mark, I forgot to take pictures until we visited a petting zoo on Christmas Eve
But hey, it turned out OK, because seriously can it get any cuter than a boy and a bunny? I think not.
Or a boy pinching a guinea pig?
And this one is just to make my sister mad:
She was pretty pissed that I let him put the hay in his mouth. But she lets her baby listen to ear buds. So we are even. Or something.
There was also a train ride involved. And if you didn’t know, I have a certain affinity for trains. Something I share with my daughter. Love!
Bean had tons of fun at the petting zoo. She did a very good job of making sure all the rabbits, goats, and guinea pigs got just a little bit fatter.
And we had a lovely Christmas thank you for asking.
So there you have it. That about sums things up for the end of 2010. Happy New Year everyone!