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February 2015



Dear Conner,

Yesterday was your birthday. You came down the stairs to a busy house and when we turned to exclaim ‘Happy Birthday!’ you were stumbling around like a hot mess and desperate for a drink of water. Daddy got it for you, and before I could express the thought that maybe you were sick (a classmate of yours had been throwing up the night before) you threw up all over the landing. Continue Reading

sewing: upcycled bedskirt shirt

Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids / adirondack inspiredWhen I was pregnant with my firstborn, I bought a Waverly bedding set for the crib.  It’s pretty much all I did, there wasn’t a lot of decorating going on.  It was pre-pinterest after all.  (I didn’t even read blogs yet…)  BUT, I loved that bedding.  There were two bedskirts, a floral one that I already upcycled into a quilt (here), and one with eyelet lace that I refashioned like so…! Continue Reading

adirondack life: winter walks

winterwalk68After a few days of too much…  too much sickness, too much eating, too much playing, too much skiing (depending on who you were) and not enough sleep for anyone, we went for a walk.  The kids didn’t really want to go, and I didn’t really want to go (I wanted to go skiing), but like usual once we were out there things just… got better. Continue Reading

sewing: kcw upcycle style

DSC_0051The theme for this round of Kids Clothes Week is upcycle, which just means using hand me downs to create new and awesome garments. I don’t do a heck of a lot of that, mainly because I hate storing stuff. I had a garbage bag full of stuff that I might be able to use, and went on a bit of a rampage last year saving buttons, but doing that just drags me down. It’s too much ‘stuff,’ and it clutters my brain. BUT…upcycling is fun, and makes me feel like I’m doing an art project. Continue Reading