Tuesday, October 12, 2010

diaper time!

It got really warm all of the sudden and then Elliott peed all over her onesie so I took this as an opportunity to take some diaper time photos. She is such a silly little girl.

One month old

Little Luna turned one month old (I know, a little late) and so she got dressed in a little polka dot number and we visited the office. This seems to be her signature face although she makes a lot of silly faces.

no time

I have sooooo many things I want to make not only for my shop (just in time for xmas) but also for the new little creature that lives with us. I have loads of new totes I want to get done by the end of October so my shoppe is good and stocked. Also I am almost ready for Elliott to start sleeping in her crib so I need to finish her quilt before it starts getting cold. I am getting better at putting her down and thanks to her new baby bjorn seat we can hang out so much easier without having to hold her... oh but I love holding her! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

month one

Elliott has been having lots of fun this month figuring out how to suck her thumb (although she needs lots of work), kicking and stretching (not so convenient when changing a diaper) and cooing and smiling (most adorable thing ever, it melts our hearts). We are the luckiest parents ever (of course, we have to say that)!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pretty in pink

I sure do hate pink, but I guess she looks pretty cute in it...

Daddy and me

She is going to be a music lover just like us! This is Elliott listening to daddy play the new Arcade Fire for us, she loves listening to the guitar.

Out on the porch.

Here are some shots of Elliott outside, I took advantage of her good mood and grabbed the camera. She has a million and one faces, enjoy!


Just like daddy

Thursday, September 2, 2010

introducing miss elliott luna

wow! what an insane week it has been but here I am finally sharing some birth story action... don't worry I will spare you all the gruesome details but feel free to google "giving birth" if you need more information.

my last weekly check up was friday and the doctor was trying to set up an appointment for me to be induced since I was at the due date and we weren't seeing much progress. I didn't let her set up the induction because I am stubborn and hate doctors telling me what to do. I woke up that night around midnight with horrible cramps but was able to sleep through them until about 4a.m. which is when I woke Todd up telling him I am going to call the hospital and see what they say I should do. Half asleep, I think Todd was totally caught off guard but hopped out of bed real quick. The hospital said they didn't have enough beds so we would have to call a different hospital so I decided to wait it out a bit more. The contractions got worse and we called again around noon that Saturday. The hospital still didn't have any beds and told me more hospitals are full so I would have to go even further than I thought I might. I was still not happy with not being able to deliver at my hospital so we decided to wait even longer.

Around 6p.m. I felt like I needed to take a walk and get my body moving even though I was in excruciating pain. Such a busy body! Todd and I took a long walk around the block and I had contractions every few minutes so I knew I was going to have to go in to whatever hospital they told me there was room for me. I called and luckily there was a room available at my hospital and they said they would hold a room for me! Score!

I took my third shower of the day ate some more snacks and we gathered all our hospital bags.... yes, we had multiple bags. Heading to the hospital was such a relief especially since my contractions were starting to really hurt uber bad. I can't believe I thought I would be able to give birth without the epidural... HA! We checked in and as soon as the epidural went in and we were all calm we sent out a text to let close family know what was up.

I slept all night and thank goodness because at 7a.m. the next morning the my midwife said it was time to start pushing. I was excited and had no idea what I was about to experience. I will spare you the details but the next 3 hours and 9 minutes was the craziest thing I have ever done. And just like that a baby girl came outta my you know what and she was perfect! Todd was the best birth coach EVER and I would not have been able to do any of it without him there helping me through my ups and downs.

Enjoy these cute little pics we have been taking all week...

Monday, August 23, 2010

39 weeks and still baking

I sure am glad that I was able to have a nice cool summer for the most part during this pregnancy. The past two weeks have been almost unbearable as the temperature and humidity have been working together to make me as miserable as possible lately. Thankfully the soon to be gramma and awesom-pa have a lovely pool that I can go jump in any time I want.

We are eagerly awaiting for this little nugget to show her self. I am trying to stay close to home as my mom recently revealed that both my brother and I came in to the world pretty quickly and really without much warning. Our hospital bag is packed and the car seat is about ready to get buckled in to my back seat.

I probably could use more time to clean the house and really get the house ready but at this point all I want to do is lay down and watch lame internet shows. I do have a lot of work to do with her quilt but at least I finally have all the pieces, they just need to be all stitched together. I am excited to share photos but for now I will just have to tell you it will be all vintage floral fabrics in strips down the front, some lovely 100% cotton batting, and a repurposed white sheet for the back. If I get really cutesy with this project I may even do some ribbon embroidery on the white side so it can have a decorative look too.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

38 weeks and counting...

So here we are at 38 weeks. Miss Luna could come at any time and we are just barely ready for her. Bags are packed, we have to get her car seat in the car, I finally finished her crib sheet, still working on her blanket, still not on maternity leave, but all in all her daddy and I are very excited to meet this little one. Below is some artwork our friend Ilan made to congratulate us on our new addition, a large version is hanging over her crib. We love handmade gifts and look forward to buying and making her lots of handmade goodies during her lifetime.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A handmade gift

A little package arrived yesterday and I am so excited to share it! My lovely friend Rochelle, who currently lives in Boston but is soon moving back to San Diego, knitted this little sweater for Miss Luna. I can hardly wait to see her cute little self in this beautiful little handmade cuteness. Thanks Rochelle!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Baby Shower

Opening gifts

Playing silly games

So much yummy foooood!!

These girls made it happen! Thanks Danielle and Tessa!!!!

I had such a good time at my baby shower, so many friends and family came to celebrate with me. We had the best organic foods thanks to Dan the Man who along with Tessa prepared almost all of it. There were some yummy cookies made by Danielle. Not to mention all the planning Danielle and Tessa did while 500 miles apart! You two are the bomb! I couldn't have planned anything better myself. And another huge thanks to my aunt and uncle who hosted the entire event at there house, it was such a beautiful day to be outside! All the cute little gifts are going to come in handy when Elliott arrives, I can't wait to see her all dressed up in her little outfits and see her play with her new little toys. I will share some of my most favorite gifts in a future post. xoxo

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

the nursery

Things are finally coming together; we put the huge pile of stuff that had taken over the sewing room and turned it all into a little nursery in the corner of our room. During the baby shower Todd put the crib together and hung all the photos and the little bird mobile. Then we picked up the cutest dresser on earth and all her clothes have a home now. All I have to do is finish the sheets and the quilt and she will be all set!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

In the shoppe

New summer totes posted at danikai with more on the way!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

deeelightful summer totes

I have more totes to post for my shoppe but here's a little preview to hold you over until I get them all photographed. For these three totes, I used reclaimed and vintage fabrics. The two leafy looking ones are some beautiful cotton prints, one even seems to be hand stamped. These prints are from Finland and I got them at a garage sale along with a whole bunch more of these unusual Marimekko pieces, all from the early 90s. I can't wait to make more from this special find! I hope you enjoy these simple summer totes, more to come!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

shop preview

Just wanted to share these cute little totes that I will be posting in my shoppe in a few days... just waiting for some good light and my new labels! I am starting to get back into the swing of things here in my little sewing room. I got two gift stacks of fabric from Todd and my Aunt Susan this past week which means I better get busy and start making stuff. I think I finally settled on the fabric for Elliott's bedding so I will be starting that project soon too! I may also venture out and try making a funky little ragdoll for her too! xo

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pillowcase dress

I found these really pretty cloth napkins and since I have about a million I already use in the kitchen (I haven't bought paper towels or napkins in 8 years thank you very much) I decided to use these to make a little dress for little Luna. Here's what the fabric looks like but I will get a nice shot of the finished dress when I am all done. I might also have one for sale in my shop soon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Crib Sheets

I found a super easy tutorial on how to make fitted sheets for a crib so now all I have to do is decide which of my vintage fabrics to use. I will probably make several since they are so easy and because I know I will definitely use them. I will be sure to share the results when I finish.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bird Mobile

I have been slowly cutting out these little felt bird shapes for a mobile I am making for Elliott. I am using a vine from a past year's hops harvest that Todd had wound all up into a wreath, I think it will add to the nature theme I am going with. I am not sure what exactly it will look like in the end but I think it will be bright and cheery and it will hang somewhere over her crib. I have about 3 months to get everything ready for her little space but I keep adding more handmade decor to my list so I am hoping to actually get it all done in time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I have become increasingly obsessed with the most ridiculously cute outfits on etsy... I am going to have to buy 10 of these little numbers! (from escargotkids.etsy.com)

A gift for Elliott

My friend Rochelle gave me this hand knit little owl for Elliott, it is so precious and it even has a little rattle inside. I can't wait to put it in her tiny crib (which is yet to be purchased... hey, I am picky!)

Friday, February 12, 2010

way behind and some exciting news!

I am soooooo behind it is not even funny. I have tons of new bags and other items that need to be photographed and posted at my shop. I haven't been posting as much as I'd like to be mainly because we don't have the internet at home anymore. sad face. I do have some exciting news however... we are having a baby!!!
I am also supposed to be getting ready for the South Park Walkabout where I will be selling my goodies at South Bark Dog Wash on March 27th. I have yet to come up with a pet related item but I have made cat toys in the past for friends so I think I might go in that direction. Anywho that's a little tidbit of what's going on, hope to see you at the Walkabout!

oh and p.s. check out my friend Chris awesome art at here at his new blog