Friday, April 16, 2010

SO Busy Writing

I've been super busy working on patterns for what I hope will eventually be a book. It's all I can think about lately and I find myself being very distractable. I've got all of these little post-it notes with pattern sketches stuck to everything! I seriously found myself typing while I made supper the other night. Stir, type, stir, type... As I get a little farther in the process, I'll share more details, I promise.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter and Mady's Birthday














Our family had a great Easter. The children wore their matching outfits with out complaint, and I'm smart enough to know that this won't go on for long. Micah had never worn a tie before, so he frequently patted his chest and told us that he was handsome. We, of course, agreed. Unfortunately, I could get all three of them to pose together for a picture. The closest I got is this one where you can only see the back of Mady. I guess that you'll have to just look at the separate pictures and imagine them all standing nicely together and smiling beautifully.












The day before Easter, we celebrated Madelynn's first birthday. Being a bit of a princess, she didn't even get frosting all over herself.










And, somehow, in the midst of all of this excitement, I sewed myself a shirt (I originally intended to enter it into Made By Rae's Spring Top Contest -- but I don't know if I'll get around to it). I was so inspired that I finally finished my magenta sweater. I love it.




Since then, I've sewed myself a sleeveless shirt with the same pattern as the floral one, but I haven't gotten a picture of it yet.