I guess since Kristen blogged about it yesterday evening, it’s safe to show you her new fabric project. Kristen and I have been dear blogging buddies for a long time and if you haven’t visited her blog or website, you are missing out on some amazing inspiration. She designs her own fabrics, which she sells by the piece, and she also sews them into bags, pouches, dolls, etc. Not to mention the fact that she’s starting to sell her dress designs in Australian shops, too. The fabric that I have from her is hands-down my favorite fabric in my stash. And knowing my nature, it will probably sit in my stash for awhile before I have the nerve to cut it up.
Apparently, when Kristen saw my snow birds she was taken with them and decided to create a new fabric design based upon their chubby little profiles:
I swiped this pic from her blog, so it’s pretty blurry. There’s a better picture here….
She’s going to print it on a stone cotton or natural linen….and eventually it will be for sale on her website.
Kristen, I love it. Those chubby birds are feeling very full of themselves, and I can’t wait to get a piece for myself….(she and I already have some diaper bag plans in the works–one more thing to cross off my list!)
Speaking of lists, I am slowly crawling out of last week’s mandatory blog break. Really, the only thing I got done…well, I didn’t get anything DONE, but I’m very close on the biggest project which was the family calendar. I’m in the tweaking, caption-checking, file converting, send it to the printer phase now. But I’m breathing a little easier with the hard work behind me.
Oh, and I guess we did make progress on something else…but we have since regressed back into separate rooms. The girls had two rocky nights together sharing a room–which I was prepared for. Dan may not agree, but I think putting them to bed is a little easier, despite the tennis match that goes on while I stand between their beds. I get one tucked in and turn to the other for tucking, meanwhile the tucked in one pops up for a drink of water, which while I turn my back, makes the other pop up for her drink of water. If one gets an extra hug and kiss, the other needs an extra…and on and on.
The first two nights were punctuated by Mary waking up many times and finally just sleeping in bed with me and Dan for a few hours. Which broke Emma’s heart: "But I’m so used to having Mary sleep in my room now, I can’t sleep without her!"
It had been four hours, folks. But I loved the sentiment.
Two days after starting to share rooms, they both came down with fevers and colds…so we’ve temporarily moved Mary back into her crib for the sake of good, healthy sleep for both of them. But we’re not giving up. I’d rather be working on this transition now, not in ten weeks.
I feel like I could just ramble on and on in this post, but I’m going to bite my lip and save it for tomorrow. See what happens when I spend a week away? I did peek at blogs, and I only think I broke down and commented a few times. And I also flickr’d a bit in the evenings…but it was much-needed…
Alright. Good to be back. Until tomorrow….