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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Boo to You Too.

A little seasonal decorating.

Simple bunting, and lots of it.

And a spooooky bat garland that blows with the wind,
and actually looks like flying bats.

Hope you have a scary holiday!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Upcycled sweater pants- the striped version

I thrifted a wool sweater.
Felted it in the wash and sewed the arms into pants.

Why would I knit a pair of pants,
when this took NO time???
Cozy, cute, recycled.

And, excellent for hailing cabs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Banner, the next generation

Here's the latest incarnation of the street banner.

The old faithful literally fell apart.
So much for burlap and lace.

This gave me a giggle,
and since it hangs in the street
a giggle is the point.

Here's hoping someone slows down
because of it.

It worked out that the tree silhouettes shine through
at sunset.

Life's little pleasures and magic,
much appreciated.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Poncho Deux

Another poncho/ wearable baby blanket for Yu,
but eventually for all the girls.

Pu stands still the longest, so is the captive model.

She's also a bit of a ham these days.

I like that she spontaneously made the rocker hands.
She was born to it, like her mother.

Nu doesn't really get why Pu stands by the wall
and makes cheesy faces,
but lately she wants in on the action.

Here she is modelling felt cookies.

These punks are fun.

A blanket on the go.

Yu is not impressed with her first photo shoot,
but she likes her poncho.

It can also double for a little nursing cover,
or shawl for me. Yeah.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Here and Now.

I made Pu a little pair of pants today
thanks to Dana's always awesome tutorial.

Lavender cord with purple bias tape trim.


Nu is wearing an old pair of linen pants I made,
but since this is the first time she has stood still in two years
she made the photo shoot too.

It's pretty fun how these two have become
partners in crime.

People with combs unite!
(They are working on a better battle cry)

We brought out the homemade poppies again,
at least for Nu.
Pu has been wearing hers since last November.

A glorious day of rock collecting...

Nefarious chuckles...

Knitting in the golden autumn rays...

...and celebrating a little girl power.

I love a sunny autumn day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Material Devotion

I was never a bag person before kids.

I didn't understand the people I knew who bought bag,
after bag, after bag.
Same with shoes.

But now, I must open my bag,
take out my shoe, insert foot,
and eat words.

I am obsessed.

Not just with the perfect bag
(not too big, not too small, not too heavy,
water resistant, good shoulder strap,
all the right pockets & dimensions etc.)

But, I am also obsessed with this material.
I loooooove it!!

This is my first attempt at the bag, and by adding
too many pockets, and not expanding the depth,
it's not quite right.

I adapted the pattern from OCD, but I think I'll try
again and make it a wee bit wider.
So close.

Then I made another diaper clutch for two sizes of diapers.

And another grab bag for a change of clothes.

If I confessed to making a phone case from the same material
would you diagnose me?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin power, the kind that wears a cape.

A little poncho/cape for Yu (modelled by Pu).

Because really, a poncho is just a blanket.
And, why NOT avoid sleeves with wee ones?!

This can apparently be worn by all three sisters.
Though, the oldest one is the only one who can stand still
for a snap.

This gets Yu all cozy and can go over all the car seat

Here's a snap of Pu in her matching purple.
And Yu in a couple of home made blankets.

Of course it's this season.

So today we marched around 'the pumpkin patch".
We ate pumpkin pie and orchard apples.
And, it wasn't pouring so it rocked.
For a kiddling- activity.

We adapted last years strategy and went with a couple of
small pumpkins, instead of the overlord of pumpkins.

Last year the sweetie almost lost his dignity dragging that behemoth
through the mud and tears last year.

(his tears)

(OK, maybe they were crying on the inside tears)

 (or more likely my tears of hysteria)

Wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings.
I'm feeling 3 times as thankful these days.