Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Flickr Favorites - Sunshine

Lately I've been in need of a wardrobe "pick-me-up."
At just shy of 17 weeks pregnant I'm showing a little bit. In the wrong outfit I end up looking, well, fat. Regular clothes are too small, and maternity clothes are too big. The record breaking heat and humidity isn't helping matters at all either.

But I have one staple in my wardrobe that is sure to put a smile on face, and a swing in my step: My Yellow Shoes.
They are the most perfect shade of yellow, deep, bright, and beautiful. They are flat with a little strap that goes over the top of my foot. I can slip my feet into them and never have to worry about ties coming undone.

I'm pretty sure it's impossible to have a bad day when you are wearing yellow shoes.

Want to see other flickr favorites?
Head on over to
Artmind's blog and take a peek!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Busy, Busy, Bee

I can't believe how busy I've been this week.
I have been hauling my 16 week pregnant belly around (okay it's not that big, but I am feeling it!) trying to super clean every inch of this house. Next Thursday my husband has another surgery, similar to his transplant. Instead of putting a kidney in there, they are putting a new ureter (not that new, they are using one of his native ureters) in place of his transplanted one (this is a long story, which I will spare you from listening to). It is something that 10-15% of all transplantees need done. We are in that lucky few! It's okay though, because we will get through it together.

In addition to that I've been, happily, quite busy working on lots of sales!

So I hope you can understand why I've neglected to do any updates here. It's just been one of those weeks where I have not one free second!

And this time next week I still won't have a free second, because I'll be on the hospital's transplant floor helping my very sore husband walk a few steps! I'll do my best to post some updates on here though. :)

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Flickr Favorites - Home

It's Time.
Time for a major "spring" cleaning! Now that my nausea has gone away, I am going to scrub this house top to bottom until it shines. (because it hasn't shined in quite some time)

Also, I'm definitely not the apron in the kitchen type, but I LOVE the apron! It makes me want to change my ways, and get all apron-y. :)

Want to see some other flickr favorites?
Head on over to Artmind's blog and take a look around!

Monday, August 23, 2010


It might be because I've had babies on the brain as of late, (I think that happens when you are due to have your first child in ~5 months) but my newest series for the shop is all about the little ones in our lives!

I have recently created a set of Custom Birth Prints. I rather thought this would make a very cute addition to a nursery, and look forward to when I can make one for myself. :)
Here is what I've done so far:

Giraffe Birth Prints

Floral Birth Prints

Elephant Birth Prints
(my personal favorite!)

Duckie Birth Prints

Each print in my shop is easily customized by selecting colors to best match your nursery from a color chart attached to each listing. You can find all of them here.

I hope you like the way they turned out!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Love a Gnome

I had recently stumbled across a new blog, Gnome Angel while browsing through the flickr favorites on Artmind's blog.
One thing led to another and I became friends with the creater of Gnome Angel, Ange. She has been great fun to talk to, and I enjoy popping into her blog to see what is going on with her, or what crafty latest find she has stumbled upon. (My newest favorite is the crocheted sleepy pants I've never seen before and wished I owned!)
Today she did something super sweet, and super awesome. She has featured me on her blog!
Do check it out :)

Thanks so much Ange!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

New U

I love my animal alphabet prints.
And over time I've been working on making some additional animal alphabet prints for certain letters. One letter I felt really needed a second letter was U. My original print is "U is for Unicorn." This animal is a little girly, so I decided I needed a second animal for the letter U.

I went with Urchin:

Both letter U's available in my shop.

What do you think? I think he's pretty darn cute myself!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flickr Favorites - It's Almost Time

I love autumn.
There is something so perfect about the time of year when the leaves begin to change, and a cool wind is almost always constantly blowing.

I think that is my favorite thing about autumn. I love the still warm sun combined with a cool breeze. In the fall I can finally start to wear all my knit shawls, which I wait all year to do. It is the best time of year to walk the dogs for hours and hours. They love the changing leaves as much as I do.

August always reminds me that autumn is right around the corner.
I can't wait.

Want to see some more flickr favorites?
Head on over to Artmind's blog!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy, Happy!

I can't believe it.
I'm another year older!

On Saturday, August 14th, I turned 26. Twenty-Five was a really good year for me. My husband started his road to great health with a kidney transplant, we went to Ireland and brought home the best souvenir ever (a bun in the oven!), and a whole host of other little things. I can't wait to see all of the great things in store for my 26 year old self. Somehow I think it's going to be even better than when I was 25 :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Almost There

You may remember seeing the Scrappy Blanket.
But, I've neglected to show off the blanket that created all those balls of scrap yarn!

It's not done yet (just need to finish the edging), but here is a little preview of the Triple B or Baby's Big Blanket:

Aren't all those colors (20 to be exact) amazing! I am in love with this Big (GIANT) Blanket! Finished pictures to come very soon :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flickr Favorites - love

Last night it happened.
I dreamed about my baby. I dreamed she was in my arms. I dreamed her name, and sharing her with my extended family for the first time. I even dreamed about the mundane activity of changing her little diaper and her outfit. My mom told me this would happen, but I didn't believe her.

You see a few weeks ago I told her I was so anxious to find out what we were having. She simply replied, "Oh you'll know when you have the dream." I sort of laughed it off because that sounded sort of silly to me. But now that I 've had a dream about my baby, I feel like I know everything I was wondering about. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? What in the world will be name him/her? Last night instead of dreaming about something crazy and out of this world (baby books weren't lying when they said pregnant ladies have vivid and crazy dreams that are easy to remember) I dreamed all about my baby.

And I woke up with a smile on my face.
I can't wait to meet you little one.

Want to see some more flickr favorites? Head on over to Artmind's blog!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Series Complete!

It's Done!
After much deliberation, I have finally finished the 9th, and final, print in my Camping Trip Series. Here it is:

You can't have a camping trip without any grilling, right!?
And here are all 9 Camping Trip Prints:

They are all available in my etsy shop here. I hope you like them!
My personal favorite is the squirrel roasting some marsh mellows. To me that is the best camping activity there is! What's your favorite?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Flickr Favorites - Love at First Site

What's your favorite destination?
That is the theme this week for the flickr favorites over on Artmind's Blog.

My mind wandered back to the many places I've been, and I wondered how I might ever choose a favorite. How about when I was a child and my parents took us to the same camping destination every year? Those trips bring back so many happy memories. Or what about my honey moon in Alaska? While part of the United States, I felt like I was in a totally foreign land. And of course, whose honey moon doesn't bring back more than a few happy memories? What about my trip to Italy? Or my most recent trip to Ireland? That trip will always be special, because that is the trip when we brought home a little extra passenger (due Feb 13).

But my favorite destination will always and forever be Paris.
I went to Paris when I was 19 years old.

I had decided to transfer schools the semester before hand, taking me 6hours away from all my family and friends. I was also in the process of switching to an art degree. A girl who was a mutual friend of one of my own friends suggested we sign up for an art history class that spent a few weeks over in Paris. I didn't really know her, or anyone else in the art department but I always wanted to travel and so I said yes.

The week before we were to leave I developed penumonia. I thought I might not be able to travel. Thankfully, mainly in part to strong antibiotics, I was able to go even though I was still a bit sick.
The plane ride was so long. I couldn't sleep because I was so excited.
Our room had a view of the Eiffel Tower. I couldn't believe my eyes.

Everything about that city fascinated me.
The sites, the sounds, the people, it was like nothing I had ever seen before (mind you, I grew up in a town that had not one single traffic light).

From there I made it to England, Italy, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and The Cayman Islands. I almost made it to Peru, but graduated just a tiny bit too early (It's on my wish list though!) I don't think I would've made it anywhere if I hadn't decided on a whim to go to Paris with a group of strangers. (who later became the best of friends!)

And I'll always remember Paris as the first, and best, destination I have ever been to.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jumping The Gun

(dresser/future changing table)

Is 12.5 weeks too early to be doing any sort of nursery decorating?
I sort of couldn't help myself after my parents dropped off the dresser. We even attempted to buy a crib, but it was out of stock in the store AND online. It's going to take over 10 weeks to get so I suppose it was a good thing we attempted to get that early. Once it comes in I'll take more detailed photos of the room.

Things you can't see:
Beautiful handmade quilts made by my mom.
A little white table and rocking chair.
A standing lamp which is essentially a large version of the little yellow lamp on the dresser.
A super cute pillow from Olive, and a cute Long Dog (which was sewn up by my mom) from JuneCraft.

Yeah...I'm just a little excited about the arrival of this baby. : )


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