so on sunday night i was perusing the internet for christmas gift ideas and found myself in the wonderfullness that is ink & spindle. i'm sure 99.9% of you are familiar with them but for the .1% who aren't, three melbourne girls, each super talented fabric designers, combined forces to open their own screenprinting studio to offer their handprinted wares. i've been reading lara's blog for years, before she even printed her first piece of fabric, and it's been wonderful to watch her designs evolve and grow so popular. i've coveted so many of them and, for one reason or another, haven't let myself buy any so i jumped at the "excuse" to snap up some of her acacia design in grey for holiday sewing (being a bit vague about what i'm making and for who as i'm never too sure which family members read this and how often).
the fabric is truly gorgeous, the ink colour and the basecloth are both perfect. i'm making sure there will be a nice hunk leftover for some personal use, let me tell you. so to top off my excitement about finally ordering from lara, she was ridiculously kind and also sent along...
a bunch of what she calls "scraps"! these, my friends, are NOT scraps, the raindrop one (my favourite EVER lara cameron design) is bloody huge and destined to be a cushion for our couch if i can ever stop grinning like an idiot when i look at it! they are all so, so lovely and definitely snapped me out of any residual grouchiness i may have been experiencing yesterday. thank you again, lara, you rule!
mae isn't as grouchy anymore, either, thankfully. she's still getting me up 5 or 6 times a night, which sucks, but at least she's pretty good during the day and having lots of naps (she's probably as exhausted as i am after getting up so many times). she's been having some pretty crazy meltdowns at bedtime the past few nights though, uncontrollable scream crying that starts as she gets put into her pjs after her bath and takes about 30 to 45 minutes to calm down. she gets so worked up that she won't even eat, the one thing that used bring relief when she'd go off. we've tried bumping her bedtime forward to 6:30ish (she usually goes to bed between 7:00 and 7:30) but that just resulted in her waking up after 40 minutes thinking she'd just had a nap and then we had the same big meltdown. apparently this is a common thing around four months? anyone have any tips? she used to be so good with bedtime and only waking up twice a night... still pretty cute though : )
note we sent to my mom last week