Sunday, June 27, 2010

Baby Crazy

At 31 I'm no longer boy-crazy, I'm baby-crazy. I want one baaaaaad. This sucks since, ya know, I'm single. Single and overweight. A baby just isn't in my immediate future for both those reasons.

While babies are always in the back of my mind, I think it's worse lately for several reasons. One: I love making baby clothes because they're so cute & fast. So I have this little stockpile. The theory is that they're waiting for my married friends to have babies, but they more they live with me the more I fall in love with them and want them to clothe MY babies. Then I've been reading lovestitches and she's ever-so-slightly more baby crazy than me. Finally, the soldier is in town & HE is baby crazy also. It makes me feel like my own crazy mad desire for a baby when it's a totally inappropriate time is perfectly a-ok cause other people are obsessing too.

I need to shake this.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Loved On

I visited my little niece, Maya, on Sunday night. Her REAL auntie was in town (I'm actually her second cousin once-removed) without a car, so we made the drive out to visit with her and her parents.

Maya was totally engrossed in Finis and Ferb. Seriously, she was like a little zombie on the couch. No amount of poking and prodding could distract her. Her mom grabbed the little bunny I made her for Easter and handed it to her. Without taking her eyes off the tv, she gave the bunny several kisses. I was really happy to see that it was, as suspected, the perfect size for her little hands.

There was a bit of wear and tear that has convinced me I need to work on some totally no-seam toys for the really young kids. Maya's not in any danger of swallowing anything, but I didn't like a couple bits of yarn hanging out here and there.

It was quite amazing to see something I made in the hands of someone I adore being used & loved on. I think I'll stick with this crocheting thing. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Esty Love

Just a few things I've recently lusted after on etsy...

Wouldn't that make a fantastic bridal shower gift?

Such a happy lunch!

Maaaaaaan.... I want a terrarium SOOO BAD

I heart wine.
I heart recycling.
I heart not having to go to the kitchen for water in the middle of the night.

Etsy is crack.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hot Mama Smock

A few weeks back I joined a group on Ravelry called "Summer of Finished Objects". The goal is to refrain from purchasing new yarn for the summer AND finish up all our WIPs.

Happily, I finished one up today! YAY! This is one of those projects that got stuck at "95% complete" because I couldn't bring myself to get the stupid buttons & finishing done. I don't know why I get such a mental block when it comes to buttons & ribbons. It took all of 5 minutes to finish it up. So odd. I need therapy.

In any case, here she is... The Hot Mama Smock:

I added the little blue flower because I plan to pair this little dress with the "Cool Mama Blanket". I have enough pink left over for some little shoes or something I think.

I'm totally excited about being able to give a whole "set". Once all the pieces are together they'll wing their way down under to give some California lovin' to the first born of my middle school friend, Lisa.