Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Capes Model

I just made my first tiny baby Super Kid cape for my friend Kirsin's nephew. He was hospitalized after his two week check up, which I can. not. imagine.

His super power is getting healthy!

Hang in there baby Roland and family!

In other news...doesn't Boogie make an excellent baby cape model?

Oh yeah. He's super.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fan Page

photo squidoo.com

I'm not sure what a Facebook Fan Page is or does really, but Happily Home Sewn's got one.

I'm not even sure how to tell you to become a fan.

But here's the link to it. I think:

Sensing a theme?

It's sleep. Apparently I have sleep on the brain.
It's clearly because we're not getting much.

The room sharing extravaganza is going slightly better since yesterday's post-mayhem post. The night went beautifully, although we did have to rescue Boogie from a crib full of detritus this morning.

Now we pepper Eli with the same question every 7 minutes. It goes like this:

"Eli, what are you not going to do anymore?" (He knows it so well he needs no more prompting then that).

"I'm not going to put stuff in Amos' crib (pause) any moah."

We'll see.

And now, file this one in the "Poor Boogie" file.
Remember Eli's nursery?

Here's Amos' "nursery."

Poor Boogie. Boogie got a nook. A corner really.

But unlike the elder boy child, Amos' nook was handcrafted with love by him Mama.

It started with the birdies.
A birdie mobile for Amos.
Then, there was the search for the perfect fabrics with which to craft his little bedding. Kitty Robin liked them.

And I whipped up the sweetest little froggy and birds baby bedding. From. Scratch.

I used Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones which was very simple and turned out delightfully.

So, sorry Boggie. No sconce for you. No ambiance. No spiny sea urchin paint.

Just a tiny nook and some good old fashioned homesewn love.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Day Like This...

A day like this calls for, nay, requires, eating icecream from the carton in the middle of the day.

And sitting down to watch Ellen. Two things that often happen separately but rarely at the same time.

I don't really want to go into it, but suffice it to say that those are all of Dizzle's belongings ejected from his room, "Because I said so." The "Dizzle and Boogie Share a Room" Plan is not going that well. Dizzle is finally asleep I think in front of his door where he spent the last 30 minutes screaming, "Mama, pweez have my airpwane!"

Boogie is asleep on the floor in my room.

Poor Boogie.

Eli's Nursery

Just for fun (and because my computer is recently healed enough to download photos from old computer back up disks), I thought I'd give you a peek at Eli's super sweet nursery!

When we moved to Colorado in 2007 (8 months preggo with Eli) we bought a hovel and gave it some love. My favorite part was creating a sweet little space for our soon-to-arrive first born.Fabulous modular flooring in brown and green was the starting point. Then Super Selena painted the room "Spiny Sea Urchin!" I absolutely loved this color!

And I added some trees.
And some fun lighting (thanks Ikea!).

Ahhh, baby ambiance.

And Super Selena made the beautiful bedding and window treatments. She's AMAZING! That little brown bear was the fella's from his childhood. Coincidentally - it's name: Jess.

And viola! Kitty Wendell approved. Eli was only in it for a bit, because very shortly we sold the hovel and moved into the mountain house. Alas. But painting the trees and little blue birds for our wee one helped calm the fears of becoming a mom in a completely new place.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Reunited and it feels so good

I only have time for a quick post today because Betty and I have been reunited after my long vacation and we want to devote our undivided attention to each other.

But check it out - I got featured on a fun blog and the posting includes a cape giveaway!

Also, I whipped up a special "Fly Away Bird" Super Cape to donate to the Help the Gulf Coast etsy shop. 100% of the purchase price for this cape will be split evenly between Oxfam and the National Audubon Society. And it ships on me! Win/win, eh?
That P is just to show where your Super Kid's initial will go. This baby's customized! Two are available here and one is available in my shop.

Everything in the Help the Gulf Coast etsy shop goes straight to oil spill relief! Go do something good and get something good!

Now...off to sew!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Beachy Fun

Even the beach house decor was entertaining.

Look at that long legged beach boy! From year to year these beach pictures have shown and will show how much our boys grow over the year. Crazy.
Marc brought his lovely vessel, the Dally Ann. Eli loved it.
He was an excellent first mate.
That's me sailing! We sailed about a mile and a half down to the pier and back. Marc is a skilled sailor and teacher, although my tendency when anything happens is still to lay prone in the bottom of the boat.

Amos loved the beach. The face would say it all, if he ever made a different one, but he's all smiles. Love that kid.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Renup

We celebrated 10 years of marriage among good friends and beachy goodness last week. The "Renup" as we've called it for months now, was more fitting and perfect then we ever envisioned it. It started with an informal walk to the shore at sunset. Our friends crafted a lovely sandy seashell isle and wedding spot for us.

Amos and Eli were perfect little best men:
Amos thought his boutonniere was tasty.

Incidentally, I'm really glad I decided to hire a professional to make a bouquet for me and boutonnieres for the fellas. I originally thought I might fashion some out of the blossoms on the beautiful bushes in the front yard of the beach house. Although since Amos spent the entire ceremony devouring his, I'm really glad I didn't use what was later identified as a poisonous Oleander bush.

The lovely and talented Rev. Sunny B. Ridings re-married us with these beautiful words.

And to seal the deal, Sunny invited me to kiss my groom. Don't mind if I do.

After a love fest of kind words between all the guests and participants, and a few gazillion photos, we meandered down the beach where a Renup worthy tide pool was forming. Eli was giddy and spent the rest of the daylight swimming and splashing with delight. Once dark set in, we wandered back to the house, put the best men to bed, re-danced our first dance on the deck to Etta James' At Last, just like the first time. Eric catered the occasion with his to die for gourmet pizzas. And a beautiful time was had by all.

More Beach Week and Renup photos to come, I'm sure.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Ocean Agrees with Them

Amos and Yaya Photos by Marc Stowe

Don't these two look alive and exuberant and absolutely smitten with one another?

Amos and his Yaya and the ocean make one great trio.

And this little sailor looks pretty seaworthy himself:
Big E did not actually get this vessel out to sea, but Marc did. With a gleam and his eye Marc set sail. Yaya was eager to be his first mate. I nicknamed them the Captain and Tennille. And by golly, love will keep them together.

Monday, June 7, 2010

What a difference a year makes...

Photos by Marc Stowe
Somethings change...

Children grow...

Bellies get vacated...

Children get braver...

Sand takes second fiddle...

Those delicious curls give way to big boy hair cuts.

Somethings stay the same..
Brilliant storms come...

Sand antics never lose their charm...

Tidal pools never fail to entertain...

Families play...

Beach friendships strengthen...

Harry is always there...
The beach does not disappoint.

As is our lot in life, we've killed another camera. We're on family vacation with only our camera phones to document it! We're working to remedy this, but for now, please enjoy these photos by Marc Stowe from our trip last year, and know that we're having a blast and that photos of this year's adventures are to follow.