Saturday, June 30, 2012

a little help for the tooth fairy

we received a custom request this last week and steph has set about making it come alive in felt. these little tooth fairy pillows will be available in the shop soon.
i adore the little bees and flowers. and we both love the bees so much it has inspired a NEW crown! we are thinking pink felt with yellow bees and i am looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
in the meantime here are some photos of the tooth fairy pillows steph whipped up...

beach days

oh the rain and oh the humidity,
what is left to do but head to the water.

i love how little bits is just leaning in a teensy bit towards her papa.
it's the sweetest little things that make this mama's heart sing.
i think now about next year's beach season, hard to believe we will have a
baby boy in tow and little bits will be growing up so fast!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Rhythm of the Home Sponsorship Spotlight

we're so delighted to be a featured sponsor on Rhythm of the Home this week.
head over to the blog for a chance to win one of our toadstool crowns and also for the coupon code for 10% off your purchase at the shop all weekend.
while you are over there be sure to check out the new summer issue of ROTH...
happy summer!

new ribbon round up!

we just received our massive ribbon order and we are overflowing with beautiful ribbon spools.
here is a sneak peak of what we got and we will be posting some new crowns in july that will sport these lovely ribbons!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

hot jam!

we had the most wonderful and quick trip berry picking last week. organic strawberries in the weekend morning sun--nothing better! little bits is not actually very fond of fruit, but even she couldn't help herself. i do think we ate almost as much as we picked. i have to confess i didn't make it very far down those rows, sarah was very patient with me when i needed to go. readers, this mama baby in the belly is big! and leaning over to pick strawberries out of the patch lost it shine pretty quick!
but never fear...
~ we had enough for a batch of strawberry, a batch of strawberry rhubarb (for sarah) and enough left over to feed all the families at our pre-school open house--and then some!
we had some jars that didn't fill up all the way (one of each) so we each went home with 1 jar of fresh hot jam-- and there is NOTHING finer!
happy summer...

and p.s. the cookbook pictured is nigella lawsons, * how to be a domestic goddess * and it has served me well over the years. mostly english based recipes- which i love. hearty and full of good ingredents.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

new headbands

we got asked to be a part of a lovely photo shoot (more on that later) and these are the first of the batch shipping out today to new glouchester. i kinda fell in love while making them and we have decided to offer 2 versions in the shop ! so stay tuned!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

on the *hoop* this week

this week we had a very special order, tulips! and as you can see the special little girl's name was holland--i had visions of fields of tulips! here are the results, very much an expression of the vision the mama had for her little girl-- hope they love how it turned out as much as i do!

a few fun notes about having baby chickens!

did you know you can impress your friends? little bits sure did. we got a weekend visit from some old and dear and too far away friends and em was all to quick to brag about the baby chicks! here we are with i.j. emma's very first friend! he was born a few months before em and his mom and i used to take the best strolls to get mama coffee and breakfast while toting our babes on our backs. i miss those day, the early days of motherhood. you tend to bond with new mama's in away i can only think of as freshman year of college- all bets are off you are in a new land(mama-hood) and you and your allies bond fast and furious! i wonder how different it might be the second time around...we will know soon enough!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

pretty as a picture

things to love about parties are the dainty details, i always think. and my baby shower was no different. the amazing women in my life pooled their resources and talents together and threw me such a wonderful day. i mentioned it earlier, but am finally getting to posting some pictures of the divine food! stephy made the sweetest all lady tea sandwiches a nd let me tell you there is nothing like a cucumber tea sandwich to make you feel dainty...even when you're not really! sarah made the lovely punch which i snapped a zillion photos of! no matter how many times in my life i've seen fresh edible flowers in a punch bowl- the magic and beauty of it never gets old to me. i just love the teesny petals! it was a perfect wake up to summer and welcome to little baby! looking forward to sharing his name with you later this week!

Monday, June 11, 2012

rainbows "for feeling better"

Little on has been so under the weather these past few weeks, so we decided to do something my grandmother always says helps after days in bed... make the bed with fresh sheets! and then put on your sunday best! little one also decided to *add* rainbow necklace and bracelet and rainbow lollipop (that her grampy brought over!) to the equation! the results were short lived, but for an hour or so today she was in fine form! now we rest....

Friday, June 8, 2012

{this moment}

playing along with soulemama! a single photo from our week, no words, just an image...