Monday, March 20, 2006

Getting into a rhythm

I hope you had a good weekend. Todd took the baby up to the Whitney on Saturday afternoon so I could do the vacuuming and laundry and maybe a little sewing; so what did I do? Fell asleep on the sofa, completely unintentionally. Kiddo has been waking frequently during the night, and we're not sure if her ears are bothering her, if it's because she's so close to walking and is practicing it in her sleep, or if she just wants to be with us. Whatever the cause, it's making me really tired. This New Yorker isn't accustomed to waking at six a.m., either, which is currently the time we begin our day. Not my idea, obviously.

I'm starting to get this baby gift thing down pat. This weekend I even made a template for the velcro circles on the diaper case so they can be stitched into place before assembling the cases; it saves me a lot of hand stitching - when I remember to sew them in place beforehand.

These fabrics are all from the Heather Ross collection at Freespirit fabrics. I thought they worked well for this project.

We're waiting to hear the good news about one more friends' baby sometime this month (can't embroider the name until I know what it is), and then I'll be done making gifts for a while - as far as I know. After all this work making and then tweeking the patterns and perfecting the sewing method, perhaps I should be making and selling some of these things. I know, I know; I've been saying I'll sell some things for quite a while now, but my Etsy shop is still empty/not even really set up. My goal for the week is to put a few things up for sale. Really.

In the meantime, here are some fun links to keep you busy:

I love these memory sticks, found via Camilla Engman. It would be such a laugh to march into the photo shop carrying one of these with all your photos loaded onto it.

I forget who first linked to this site, but Kelly McKaig certainly has an eye for display and styling. I've been enjoying her photos.


  1. I love these! If you ever post a tutoial, let me know! :)

  2. These are awesome! Love the fabric you picked too!

  3. I am very impressed with your embroidery - I think I need a book and some practice to brush up on my skills!

  4. They are so gorgeous! Your embroidery is lovely and the gnomes are just unbearably cute.

  5. Gosh -- fantastic!