all sorts of exciting things going on in my head and house this week! let me break it down (in the words of dj lance):
i've decided to do monthly shop updates on the first on each month, starting with may. some months i may only have a few things, some i may have a lot, but this way i have a regular goal to work towards and can keep things moving. the may 1st update is going to be a kick ass one: i finally ordered some new hemp/organic cotton fleece so have been working on some new patchwork baby blankets
and i have a few oobees left to finish up who got left behind in the last shop update when i ran out of stuffing,
plus i have actually, really, finally been writing up a pattern to release! remember these guys?
baby oobee sleep sets - a fleecy baby oobee with its own little pillow and quilt, all in a drawstring bag. i haven't made these for ages now but always wanted to offer them as a pattern. they are sweet and easy, a perfect project for a beginner sewer and a fabulous gift for toddlers (safe for babies, too). the pattern will be available may 1st, with a bit of a deal if you want the fleur playmat pattern as a bundle. yay!
and the other bit of super crazy news is that i'm taking the kids to canada this august! by myself, which makes the flight a fairly terrifying prospect, but all will be well once we get there. my hardworking husband is going to stay home and finish all the many bits that are still left to be done for our reno - painting, skirting boards, window sills, etc. all stuff that is hard to do with little ones around. so i get to hang out with family, visit friends, show off my cute-as-can-be kids and come home to a pretty much finished house. and have my husband free on weekends again. win, win, win, win and win. that flight though.... could be dicey. i'm not too worried about mae, she's fairly easy to keep entertained:
but a long flight is taxing on anybody and she is only three, after all. soph is an easy, easy kid so far and will be 14 months at the time we travel - fingers crossed that she is walking, would make things so much easier (we had to deal with 12 month old mae wanting to crawl all over disgusting LAX on our way to canada last time). still, she is going to be a bit of a handful, probably not going to be satisfied with hours of calliou like mae.