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.


  1. Anonymous9:54 AM

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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!

  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!

  8. Kristina6:51 AM

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