Friday, January 24, 2014

Our New Love

Our precious little "Evie" is one week old today.

She entered the world on Friday, January 17th at 2:31 p.m.


She weighed six pounds, thirteen ounces, and measured twenty-one inches long.

My labor was induced Friday morning and her birth was quiet and peaceful.

Evie is amazing and delightfully cuddle-able and I'm sure you can tell by the picture that she smells perfectly delicious as all babies should.

We closed on our house on Wednesday, had her on Friday, and moved on Monday. This year is shaping up to be quite the adventure...

Friday, January 3, 2014

I Dream of Stripes! {and other pretty prints}

What does a girl do when she is having a baby, closing on her first home, and moving to a new city in the next three weeks?

Why, wander around the internet looking at fabric of course!  One can only stress about life's uncertainties for so long before needing a bit of textile therapy and moving is always good fun for a sewer's imagination.  Whatever the budget, one can quite happily wile away an evening dreaming about stitching a few things for the new place.

The home we are buying has plenty of that thing called "potential" and I have my sights set on this fabric as a jumping off point for the basement play room.



And by "I've got my sights set" I mean something along the lines of "Which limb should I sell to get my hands on a bolt?"  But then I recall how much easier nursing is with two arms and how much more practical it is to move a household of five (or six!) with both legs and I content myself with gazing upon its striped goodness from afar and thinking about how awesome it could be to transform this fine specimen of rec room...


...into something a tad less bingo-hall-er-ific and a tad more stylish and colorful.  

For other rooms and purposes I'm digging these lovely designs as well:





Curtains.  Oh curtains.

As we like to say in our household "Someday when I'm older..." I'll find an extra penny in my budget for some pretty prints!  In the meantime, it's awfully fun to window shop.

Do you have home decor sewing on your New Year's agenda?  Do share!  I'm game for anything to distract me from my growing belly, shrinking bladder, maddening mortgage broker, and recent banishment from caffeine!