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The Snow Birds Keep Giving

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:

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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….

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:

Mollybirdsml_2

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….

22 comments on “The Snow Birds Keep Giving”

  1. Welcome back. That fabric is so cool. Sorry to hear the transition didn’t go over so well. Don’t give up it will eventually work. Like I am one to talk… my six year old still ends up in our bed every so often. Hope the girls get better soon.

  2. I need that fabric. What a fabulous interpretation of your design!

    Please don’t give up on getting the sleeping situation straight! I’m no expert, but I do believe in sticking it out. 🙂

  3. The fabric is fabulous (love your birds BTW), wish I could get my hands on that fabric! I can’t wait to see what you make with it.

    My little ones share a room and one goes to sleep 1/2 an hour before her sister otherwise they keep each other up for hours. I hope the little ones get better soon and the whole sleeping arrangement works out.

  4. i’m freaking out over the material. holy crap.

    don’t worry about the lists, dear molly… you are growing a baby! that takes some time and should account for most of what you’ve got going on.

  5. oh my goodness. i think if i cursed i would do it now. that fabric is so good! wow. and do remember what melissa said, you are growing a baby, and that is a huge amount of work. on the room sharing thing, i can so relate, but throw in a baby standing up in the crib dumping out blankets too. fun times.

  6. Wow!So much on your plate right now :)That fabric is AMAZING___the cutest I have seen in a very long while! What a fun collaboration.Your girls are going to be so glad that they shared a room. I shared a room for most of my life and I am so thankful for the many lessons it taught me as well as the deep bonds it helped me form with my sisters.And wow!!!Your baby is going to be here SO soon:)How exciting!!!

  7. Wow, you came back with something big!! The fabric is amazing, and how wonderful to have inspired such a thing in someone else. Wouldn’t it be cute as a little pocket on an apron or some such thing?!

  8. ooh! i love the fabric! can’t wait ’til it’s for sale. thanks for following the etsy trail to my blog… i’m so happy to be introduced to yours now! & now i remember–i had seen & loved your buttons on etsy a few months ago!

  9. How great is that!!! They are adorable birds. I have seriously thought about designing fabric. I have the images all done and have even contacted a few companies but they still sit here in the house. I need to just do it, mail them and see what come from it. Trust my gut about things and quite self daughting myself.Well, now off to check out Kristens blog.Do you know what your having Molly? Girl or Boy?

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