getting back into things. Step one.
the gift reveal

hello hello!

That dust-cloud you see just over the fence? 

It's me, spinning around like a whirling dervish, getting my creative-on and trying to keep up with the laundry and baby apparati.  I have a theory that the smaller children, the bigger the accessories.  Bouncer?  check.  Bumbo?  Check.  Swing?  Check.  Playmat?  Check.  Pack n play?  check.  Baby bucket carrier thing?  Check.  Exersaucer?  Check.  I always forget that part about having babies.  Suddenly your house feels like a clown car stuffed with baby equipment.   All my 13 year old needs is her ipod, cell phone and lip gloss and she is good to go.  I can tell you these are tiny because she is constantly losing them.  No way I'm losing that swing.  Might break a leg tripping over it, but I won't lose it, that's for sure.

But I digress. 

It happens.  A lot around here these days.  Mostly because I am busy making kissy faces and oohing and cooing at babygirl.  I swear this girl is a chatterbox already.  I know.  Crazy, huh?

Anyway, there is serious gift-making happening.  I have six -- yes, SIX -- friends who have either just had a baby or are getting ready to, and there is some crazy sewing happening down in the studio.  They are surprise-ish, so the reveals will be slow but steady here.  I promise.

(here's a peek at one that gets gifted tomorrow... I don't think she checks my blog. )

I love the colors in this quilt.

Also, I am in the process of the nursery design.  What ho!  Are we having fun around here!  I picked up a dresser for $25 at a thrift store and hubs has made me promise to fix it up this week so we can get it out of the garage.  So I have a deadline, which is always nice.  Now that I'm officially a full time stay at home mom I need a Real Challenge.  Thanks, honey.  I'd hate to sit around and eat bon-bons all day.



Love that quilt! Very curious to see what it looks like in its entirety. Can't believe you have SIX friends having babies! lol!! Btw my husband loses his chapstick, wallet and cell constantly.. I understand your aggravation!


that reminds me, I have to get back to eating my bon bons.


oooohhh, pretty, pretty, pretty. wanna see it bigger!

and, you know, eat a bon-bon.


Are you an official full time stay at home mom for good? That would be so lovely. As is that quilt. You are a Super Mama!


so happy to see you back in this space!! we need to catch up :)


Love the quilt! And, I'm looking forward to seeing the dresser re-do.... love projects like that!

mary the calico cottage

So pretty! Anxious to see it all.

Would love to hear about how you got started quilting sometime.


Monica is loving her gift from last year! Perfect for this time of year and not so bulky that it worries me.


It's so nice to see you here, but I'm glad that you're spending time playing with that sweet baby. That newborn phase is so fleeting.

But of course you're spending time eating bon bons and watching soaps, too... I forgot. ;o)

(Can't wait to see the whole quilt and the dresser up-cycle!)


I have a bunch of friends also due soon...I better get crafting and stop thinking about what I'm going to make.

clare bower

Well as soon as you clear the garage you can get straight back into those bon bons .love the sneak peek , looks good !

Kate Mills

Love this post! I definetly eat my fair share of bon-bons!

And, we up-cycled a $25 dresser for my little one too!!!

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