8/31/13

Indoorsy/Outdoorsy

Summers have always been a time of getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and abundance of nature. This year, I have been happily spending a lot more time inside with the baby. Although some days it feels like we don’t get out much, we really have had a lovely summer.

We went to my family cottage last Sunday, and we’ll be going to my husband’s family cottage this weekend. We are really fortunate to have two- one close to home, and a great day trip, and the other two-hours drive, deep in the woods. I love it, and I can’t wait to breathe the forest air. It will be Sloane’s first visit of many more summers to come. 

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8/30/13

Sewing Projects

During some of the rare, quieter moments around here, I managed to finish a couple of sewing projects. This baby block tutorial had been on my list for awhile, and when a family friend offered me a collection of fabric remnants, I knew they would be perfect. The most fun was deciding which pieces to put together- 90% are from her leftover pieces, and there are also a couple of Liberty of London prints as well as a couple from Fabrications, a local fabric shop.

baby blocks

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Instead of foam blocks, I used fibre-fill, since I wasn’t sure how straight my amateur seam-stitching would turn out. I added a little twill tape (leftover from Sophie’s decorative packaging) so that they can be grabbed more easily by little hands, and they can be attached to a stroller or play gym.

I have a couple of other projects on the go, so I’ll be sure to post about them when I’m finished. What have you been working on lately?

8/20/13

Instagram Weekend

We bookended the weekend with two roadtrips- Brockville on Friday and Calabogie on Monday. I love drives through the small towns and countryside. You never know what you’ll see.

I also managed to do a little bit of sewing- some baby projects that have been on my mind for awhile. I have a little sewing station already set up so that if the moment spontaneously arises between the hours of breastfeeding and laundry, it is ready for me to play with anytime.

These days, the conversation always turns towards the baby. Who she looks like today, how she slept, what she’s discovered. Recently she started smiling, which is endlessly entertaining. The cat has also decided that she is a human being, worthy of cuddling up to. We’ll see if this continues as her future of curious fur-grabbing and tail-pulling unfolds.

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