April 10, 2011

Did I Say Once a Month

Okay, maybe I'll blog every other month. Seriously though, I don't have a whole lot to say.

I've been working on a few projects...

These are called Monkey Socks and I got the free pattern on Knitty. I've always wanted to make these, unfortunately they're a little big on me. I'm about 8 rows from finishing them at this point, obviously I haven't taken a new picture. 

Nick's parents came for a visit and brought us this awesome Royal Wedding commemorative mug. I can't tell you how excited I am about this mug, for realz. I really want to knit the royal wedding party, must get this book.

We had some good friends visit as well & while they were here, Nick celebrated his birthday. I made him a marble cake with chocolate frosting. We weren't sad when we had some left over.

I also made these for a party recently. The marshmallow filling was a little too soft. I think humidity might have a bit to do with that. I made some marshmallows a couple weeks ago and they just weren't right, it rained a lot that day too. Lesson learned.

And Miss Amelia has now passed her 6 month birthday. Time is just flying by!

That's what's new in my neck of the woods, how about you?

February 07, 2011

February Post

Maybe if I set myself a nice attainable goal I can achieve it? One post a month? Well, it's busy, busy, busy around here.

 Amelia is 4 months old now, wow! She's getting more and more fun every day, rolling over, laughing, playing with toys ~ good stuff. We have a very active social calendar, which really helps me get through the days. I'm meeting lots of mommies near me and that's been really great too.

We've finally started adding doors to the upper cabinets in the kitchen. They even have knobs now (I took this picture at Christmas time). Only 4 more to go and we can think about adding a pantry. Whoopee!!

I've baked a few things recently....the Star Wars cookies were yummy.
 I've finished one of my pre-baby sewing projects. She's probably just about ready to wear this little dress.
 I'm still buying bits of fabric here and there, I can't help myself. I don't know yet what these will become, but I think Amelia will have something to do with it.
 And of course, spending my days playing with this little peanut is what I do most of the time. Our pediatrician told us to start suicide-proofing the house today, yikes, I'm not ready for that!

I hope you're getting more done than I am.

January 11, 2011

Back in the Swing

Hey there! How are you? I feel really bad that I'm blogging so infrequently, but you know how it is with a new baby in the house. I just thought I'd drop in and give you an update on how things are going around here.

Amelia is now 3 months old, if you can believe that! At my baby group they're always saying how hard the first 3 months are...if you can just get through the first 3 months, things will be easier.

 I guess that's pretty true. Not so much that it's hard, but the fact that you get those big smiles every time you look at her makes things a lot more fun. I can't complain, other than occasional wake-ups, she sleeps about 8 hours a night...she's growing, smiling, putting her hand in her mouth and wiggling all the time. Still not much hair to speak of (except eyelashes!), but it's coming along slowly, haha.

Now that Amelia's so grown up, she's giving me lots more time to get things done around the house...and to sew!

I've started to slowly restock my Etsy shop (not so much restocking of the monkey shop, however) and I've got about a million knitting projects in the works. Occasionally I get a babysitter for the afternoon so I have a few hours to focus on things. This week Trisha and I are going to spend the day working on a year-long project that I'll tell you about later. I'm so looking forward to it too.
Today I even got around to listing a little messenger bag I've had sitting here since about August
Better late than never, right?