Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Guess what day it is!


We're home again, and it's great to be back. What a long time we were away! I knew for sure that we were back when Tsia and I were putting our bags away in storage (which is our building's basement), and Tsia said to me, casually, "Mama, I saw squirrel!"

"Here?" I asked.

"Yes. Over there."

Now, I know we don't have squirrels in our basement. I also have a fairly good idea what might resemble a squirrel to a toddler while also residing in a storage area, and it doesn't make me happy.

Welcome home.


Anyway, I haven't shown you any of the treasures Todd brought back from Tokyo yet. Poor guy; he had a rough time of the shopping there, and it took heroic effort to find what I wanted. In fact, he couldn't find Cotton Time anywhere, and his crafting colleague wasn't familiar with the magazine either.


But he certainly found a couple of terrific books for me, and some great fabric as well! This is my favorite of the books. Actually, it's a magazine. It's all children's clothing, and I love the styling because it's so DIY-influenced. The looks that are presented are all about a handmade or thrifted look, and the various items are assembled in such unusual ways. I wouldn't mind dressing this way myself!


In other news, yesterday Tsia turned 2 1/2, and today is my two-year blogging anniversary! Hurray!


In honor of the events, we're working hard to potty train one of us. Now that we're home and staying in one place for a while, I hope we'll find success soon.

8 comments:

  1. liesl, you're still potty training?! :)
    happy half birthday to tsia from her *favorite* aunt!

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  2. happy birth/blog day to both of you!

    cotton time. i've got some in my shop. if you're interested.

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  3. Happy birthdays! I was all set to make a "potty training" remark but christy beat me to it. hrmph. Kinda awful about the "squirrel". I'll bet you got Tsia out of there in no time flat.

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  4. Congrats and welcome home! I love the pics of the magazine.

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  5. The sooner you get this blog potty-trained, the better!
    Happy Blogiversary!

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  6. welcome home indeed - i've loved your "postcards from michigan" these past weeks. but also have missed the lovely snippets of new york you bring to blogland. happy blogiversary!

    and happy 2 1/2 to little one!! our girls are 2 1/2 now as well and we're all aboard the potty train these days. have fun and get lots of stickers!

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  7. Happy two years!

    I have a two-year-old, too, and we are also in the midst of potty training. After lots of sitting around on the potty, we had our first actual potty last night! Woohoo!

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  8. Kristina6:51 AM

    Happy B+B Day ;o)
    What an inspiring magazine!!!

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