Doguincho Bubble Shorts

To quote Professor Hinkle from Frosty the Snowman, things have been busy, busy, busy lately and sewing has (mostly) been a pipe dream.  I hadn't done much sewing since before Thanksgiving, so I was thrilled to find a little time this weekend to make Iris these bubble shorts.

doguincho bubble shorts 

I had been daydreaming about making them all week.   I knew she would look so cute and squeezable in them.  And I think she really does.


Sing, Sing, Sing!

It's already over a week into December and oh boy, hold on to your hats!  Has it been just as crazy for you as it has for us?  Tarikua has almost a page (!) of lines to memorize for her kindergarten nativity pageant.  Jude and Indigo have worked diligently to memorize their piano pieces for their upcoming recital this weekend.   But Jude has kept us busiest of all with his involvement in our city's children's chorus.

I count myself fortunate to truly enjoy these events which Jude is also so passionate about.  Dan and I both love music and it is a joy to see the choirs perform.


And then we got all matchy-matchy

My love affair with knits continues and my photography and blogging can't keep up with my sewing. It's been cold, grey, and rainy here... melancholy, really.   And with the time change, it gets dark so much earlier.  Boy, I don't know how you folks in the Pacific Northwest get your photos.  Tonight I decided enough was enough and got the girls outside for our impromptu photoshoot... fog, gloom and all.

ottobre wood mouse dress + fall basic #12

I loved my last experience with Riley Blake knits so much, I had to have an encore, this time with the one inch red and grey stripes.


Ottobre Wood Mouse Dress and Meadow Green Top

When I received the winter edition of Ottobre in the mail, I was so excited to see a dress that looked exactly like the Hanna Anderssen playdress.  I immediately called my best friend in Madison (Wisconsin) who got me hooked on these dresses back when Indigo was a baby.  She also sews and I couldn't wait to share the news with her.

wood mouse dress and  meadow green top (ottobre) 

 Each year, I'd wait for the dress to go on sale and then buy one, and only one, with the coordinating leggings for my girl(s).  They would wear the dress weekly and I always thought they looked so cute in them.


Hazel is Three Months Old!

Last week, Hazel turned three months old.  I feel like I should say I can't believe it, that the time has flown by.  But the truth is, it's hard to imagine our family without her.  It feels like she's been with us all along.

hazel theodora

It's been fun to get to know her little personality.  She has this old soul look in her eyes.  I noticed it from the moment I first looked into them.  Others have commented on that as well.


Two Pretty in Peplum Tops

There's no denying it now - I am wholeheartedly on the knits bandwagon.  In fact, the last fabric order I placed had more knits than wovens!  So I was excited to have the opportunity to try Abby's Pretty in Peplum pattern for her pattern tour.

pretty in peplum

This is one of the best patterns I have ever sewn.  Her instructions are so thorough yet so concise.  How does one do that?!  It's an art and an accomplishment!