i like polka dots

shop | Sunday, September 30th, 2007

and they are making their way into many of my projects and the shop including a new Fall scarf;

and 6 new dolls. Let me introduce you to Yeva, Nesha & Fayina;

Olenka;


Anya;

and Inessa;

Thank you for the words and photos!! i hope your little ones enjoy their new loves.

windy beach

beaches | Friday, September 28th, 2007

Today is;

but the sun beckoned us to the beach anyhow. We bundled ourselves and i still nearly blew away;

Before mamahood i would spend many cool and windy Autumn days & evenings cozying myself up with my crafts and my wine. i still like to do these things but cooping up with a toddler is a ridiculous feat. i insist that we breathe in fresh air every day and i actually prefer the beaches now that we have them mostly to ourselves. We also get first dibs on all the cool beach treasures;

The seagulls however are not so thrilled to have less picnics to raid. This guy was doing some close fly bys, anticipating crumbs from our croissants;

o wild west wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being

seasons | Thursday, September 27th, 2007

O Wild West Wind

Thou from whose unseen presence the leaves dead

Are driven like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,

Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,

Pestilence-stricken multitudes! O thou

Who chariotest to their dark wintry bead…. Shelley’s Ode

Never have i forgotten these first lines which come to mind promptly this time of year. i was lucky to have had a most passionate English Literature teacher in high school who had us bundle ourselves the first windy day of Fall to go out and yell these lines into the wind. She was awesome!

With the wind has also come the seasonal sniffles. It seems that everyone around us has been hit, myself included.

We’re laying low.

Enjoying

day to day | Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The morning is damp and mild. We are enjoying.

ritual;

spelt pastry pie;

gardens;

found treasure;

play;

Are you also enjoying?

evening update; the sun came out and we enjoyed Go Fish with Auntie&Uncle.

fisherman's wharfA&J

newbie on the way

celebrations | Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I scrambled a little this morning to put together a gender neutral gift for a friend’s baby shower. i came up with a moopy variation (meow), a giraffe onesie and an ever favorite felt ball. i thought i’d never been to a shower before but that isn’t entirely true; there was my sister in laws about 20 years ago and more recently Kathe’s ‘about to pop party’ and i had a birth blessingway which isn’t really like a shower… Anyhow, my friend’s party was lovely, well organized and with ample food and treats. Color wise i did alright. She’s having a boy!

cupcakesthe belly

Time is fast and there are lapses in my recollection of the newbie stage. i remember feeling pretty overwhelmed and fatigued…has much changed? ha! No really, a lot of the early months are a blur and i’m grateful for all the “documentation” to tweak my memory. So to my friend expecting her first babe, my blessing is this; Aside from having the most beautiful birth you imagine and dream of, i wish you all the time in the world to just take it all in and enjoy.

Of all the softies i’ve made Little A loves baby bear the best. i can’t remember who he’s from even. Is that horrible of me? Baby bear arrived amidst many newborn gifts from relatives on papa’s side in Scotland who i have never met. Too many new family names to keep track of at the time when all i wanted was to adore my sweet bean.

He is pretty sweet isn’t he?

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